Timothy J. O'Driscoll

timothy.odriscoll dbr.com
Phone: (215) 988-2865 (215) 988-2865
Fax: (215) 988-2757


Timothy J. O’Driscoll counsels clients on a broad range of insurance litigation and regulatory matters.

Tim’s insurance litigation experience includes coverage and extra-contractual disputes in state and federal courts across the country, involving life, long-term care, annuity and property and casualty policies. He has successfully resolved many cases, winning jury trials, dispositive pre-trial motions and appeals, prevailing at arbitrations and obtaining favorable settlements.

Tim also advises insurer and broker clients and regularly speaks to organizations across the country on a wide variety of matters, including cost of insurance, structured settlements, the secondary life insurance market, unclaimed property and insurer insolvency issues.


Tim's reported case decisions include the following:

  • Dickman v. Banner Life Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176364, 2016 WL 7383869 (D. Md. Dec. 21, 2016)
  • Dietz & Watson, Inc. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58827, 2015 WL 2069280 (E.D. Pa. May 5, 2015)
  • Dietz & Watson, Inc. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9815, 2015 WL 356949 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 28, 2015)
  • Banner Life Ins. Co. v. Lukacin, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134675, 2014 WL 4724902 (D.N.J. Sept. 22, 2014)
  • Banner Life Ins. Co. v. U.S. Bank, NA, 931 F. Supp. 2d 629 (D. Del. 2013)
  • In Re Surmanek, 2011 WL 4021314 (Va.Cir.Ct. May 18, 2011)
  • Odyssey Waste Servs., LLC v. BFI Waste Sys. of N. Am., Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13530, 2007 WL 674594 (E.D.Pa. Feb. 27, 2007)
  • Singer Asset Finance Co., LLC v. Continental Cas. Co., 886 So.2d 1004 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. 2004)


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1995, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Compliance & Ethics Forum for Life Insurers (CEFLI), Board Member
  • National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA), Legal Committee, Co-Chair
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Political Action Committee, Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair