Charles E. Haddick, Jr.

Charles E. Haddick, Jr.: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.


Charles E. Haddick, Jr. is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Harrisburg office. He practices in the areas of insurance and insurance bad faith litigation; commercial, construction and architect/engineer litigation and transactions; cybersecurity and cyber insurance coverage issues; medical negligence and professional malpractice; personal injury law; subrogation; fire and explosion cases; and church law. He is the author and editor of insurance blog

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Haddick served as a long-time shareholder with Marshall & Haddick, P.C., a trial law firm in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

Professional Accomplishments

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America: Insurance Law
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2004


•“Counterpoint - Reverse Bad Faith Is A Necessary Weapon” (Author), website, 7/17/2015
• Bad Faith and Insurance Litigation (Blog Contributor), The Legal Intelligencer digital edition, 2009-present
• From the Legal Corner (Contributor), Central Penn Business Journal, 2011-present
• Bad-Faith Protection Does Not Insulate Insurers From Paying Provider Attorney Fees (Author), The Legal Intelligencer, 11/1/2011
• Judge Kelly Defines the Contours of Bad-Faith Delay Claims (Author), The Legal Intelligencer, 10/21/2011
• Room to Breathe: The 'Return' of the Insurer's Right of Discretion in Claims Handling (Author), The John Liner Review, Winter 2010
• Fundamentals of Insurance Bad Faith Claims (Co-Author), CLE course material,, 10/22/2009
• Pennsylvania's Uniform Construction Code: Blessing or curse for design professionals? (Author), Central Penn Business Journal, 1/26/2006
• What A Law Firm Can Learn From A Potato Chip Company (Author), Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 12/15/2003
Professional Insurance Agents magazine (Author)

Speaking Engagements

• Bad Faith Issues in the Insurance Industry (Co-Presenter), Insurance Law Podcast, A.M. Best Company, 7/13/2011
• Tort Reform in Pennsylvania: Is it Really Going to Happen This Time? (Co-Speaker), Pennsylvania Defense Institute CLE, 5/19/2011
• Bad Faith Litigation: Claims Review (Co-Presenter), In-house Webinar, 7/15/2009
• Bad Faith Litigation (Speaker), American Conference Institute; San Francisco, California; 4/29-30/2009
• Bad Faith Defense Counsel Summit (Speaker), American Conference Institute; Orlando, Florida; 11/13/2008
•Certified continuing education instructor of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department

Community Involvement

•Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania
•Molly's Place Animal Rescue Shelter (Pro Bono Counsel)


•Reservation of Rights Letters: Lack of Specificity Proves Fatal To CGL Insurer In South Carolina (4/24/2017)
•Pa. Supreme Court Watch:
Is Ill Will Required to Establish Bad Faith? (4/7/2017)
•Pa. Federal Judge Orders Westport To Produce Underwriting Manual, But Not Personnel Files, In Discovery (3/14/2017)
•New York Rolls Out New Cybersecurity Requirements For Banks, Insurers (2/24/2017)
•Cybercrime Insurance Outlook 2017:
Man vs. Machine (2/21/2017)
•Claims Delay Not Unreasonable, In Bad Faith, Judge Rules (2/6/2017)
•Faulty Construction Not Covered Loss Under Nationwide Builders' Policy, Pennsylvania Federal Judge Rules (11/18/2016)
• Hurricane Matthew Bad Faith Survival Kit (10/17/2016)
•NAIC Cybersecurity Task Force Model Law (3/22/2016)
•Counterpoint - Reverse Bad Faith Is A Necessary Weapon (7/17/2015)

Press Releases

•Third Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Nationwide in Bad Faith Case (10/6/2016)
•Florida: Insurer Liable for Attorneys' Fees without Finding of Bad Faith (10/3/2016)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (8/15/2016)
•Dickie McCamey Wins Dismissal in Bad Faith Case (1/19/2016)
•Dickie McCamey Wins Eight-Figure Bad Faith Case in Federal Court (9/17/2015)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 (8/24/2015)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 (9/15/2014)
•Dickie McCamey Applauds Its 42 Best Lawyers in America 2014 (8/30/2013)
•Dickie McCamey Celebrates Its Best Lawyers 2013 in Pittsburgh, Camp Hill, Carey, Columbus, and Wheeling (9/20/2012)

In the News

•From the Legal Corner:
Duty of good faith under an insurance policy: who owes it? (7/20/2012)
•From the Legal:
How do you avoid problems when switching policies at renewal time? (6/15/2012)
•From the Legal Corner:
?No-Texting? rule likely to become law; how does it affect you? (11/11/2011)
•From the Legal Corner:
What is the new PENNSYLVANIA FAIR SHARE Act? (8/31/2011)
•Bad Faith Podcast (7/23/2011)
•From the Legal Corner:
Can employers prohibit employees from discussing the company on social media sites? (6/10/2011)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Church Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law and Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
717-731-4800  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
Mailing Address:
Plaza 21, Suite 302, 425 North 21st Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011
University Attended:
Duquesne University, B.A., Political Science and English Literature, 1986
Law School Attended:
The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., Captain of the school's National Trial Moot Court Team, Member of the Order of the Barrister and the Corpus Juris Society, 1989
Year of First admission:
Pennsylvania Bar Admission; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States


•Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
•Defense Research Institute
• (Faculty Member)
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Shannon v. New York Central Mutual Ins. Co., U.S. Dist. Ct., Middle District of Pa., 2014; recognition of bad faith setup defense asserted against insured; Javorski v. Nationwide, U.S. Dist. Ct., Middle District of Pa., 2003; recognition of reverse bad faith defense on behalf of insurer

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    4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 06/17/14 in Insurance Agents and Brokers Malpractice on 06/17/14

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