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Practice Areas


  1. Premises Liability: 35%
    24 years
  2. Insurance: 35%
    21 years
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 15%
    15 years
  4. Appeals: 15%
    23 years, 31 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Jon is very bright and personable and good at what he does. most importantly, he has integrity, so his word is his word.


    Allen Koss Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Gordon & Silber, P.C.

355 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY, 10017


NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence - TaxationBrooklyn Law School1990
Dean's ListBrooklyn Law School1990
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGordon & Silber, PC1995 - Present
AssociateOhrenstein & Brown, LLP1993 - 1995
AssociateSpengler Carlson Gubar Brodsky & Frischling1991 - 1993
Summer AssociateDreyer & Traub1988 - 1990
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
National Interstate v. Zurich Insurance Co.Client, owner of a tower crane that collapsed in 2008, was entitled to $11 million of insurance coverage from the insurance carrier of the crane lessee
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Publication NameTitleDate
Let's Talk CoverageCrane Lessor Obtains $11 Million in Coverage for 2008 Crane Accident2011
Let's Talk CoverageSecond Department Significantly Undermines the Asbestos Exclusion2011
New York Law JournalNew York Law Journal article is titled “Is it True That Estoppel Cannot Create Coverage? That May Depend if You Are in the First Department or the Second Department”2010
Let's Talk CoverageCan Carrier Commit Bad Faith After Successfully Disclaiming for Late Notice?2010
New York Law JournalNo Duty to Defend Insured Against Affirmative Defense of Offset, NYLJ, Outside Counsel Column,2009
New York Law JournalFirst Department Decisions in Conflict Over ‘Other Insurance’ Provisions, NYLJ, Outside Counsel Column, 7/13/09.2009
New York Law JournalThe Case Against McDonald's: Teens Take on Corporate Giant2003
New York Law JournalThe Health Insurer's Right to Intervene1998
New York Law JournalThe Death of Pre-Indemnification In Insurance Related Litigation1993
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1991
Brandeis UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1986
Edinburgh UniversityPolitical ScienceN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Preparing for Your First Summer JobSuccess as a Summer Associate2011