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John E. Iole


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  • University of Pittsburgh (J.D. magna cum laude 1986; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Law Review; Legal Writing Teaching Assistant; University Scholar; B.A. cum laude 1983, Program in Politics and Philosophy, with departmental honors in Economics)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1986 term)

John Iole handles large domestic and international insurance coverage disputes, including Bermuda Form arbitrations, EPLI, D&O, aviation (hull and liability), product recall, cyber (including privacy, data security/network interruption), and first-party property losses. He also counsels clients on insurance policy wordings and on attorney ethics. John routinely appears as lead counsel in federal and state trial and appellate courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.

John has been lead counsel in coverage disputes involving prescription pharmaceuticals (opioids), sports concussions, employment class actions, automobile parts, and natural and man-made catastrophes worldwide. Representative clients include Transocean, General Electric, General Motors, Macy's, and Safelite Solutions.

John is an elected member of The American Law Institute and is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching Insurance Law. He was a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2003, serving as its chairman. He also was a member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ad Hoc Committee on Evidence, which drafted Pennsylvania's first rules of evidence.

John Iole