Mr Christopher Carroll > Kennedys > Basking Ridge, United States > Lawyer Profile

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Chris is a Partner in the New York and Basking Ridge offices and is a member of Kennedys’ Global Strategy Board. He has extensive experience in handling and resolving— through litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms — insurance coverage disputes, including those involving environmental, toxic tort, asbestos, construction, advertising liability, products, cyber, technology, property, automobile, and employment issues.

Chris has represented clients in insurance coverage disputes in virtually every state in the United States, on both the state and federal level, as well as in Bermuda, Canada, Puerto Rico, and throughout Europe. He also is experienced in resolution of reinsurance disputes and the drafting of reinsurance contracts. Chris often provides counsel to corporate clients on general business matters, contract negotiation, environmental litigation and compliance, and all types of commercial disputes.

Chris is a frequent lecturer on a myriad of insurance and litigation topics, including mediation and negotiation, bad faith, construction defect, toxic tort, hazardous waste and advertising liability. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Insurance Law & Litigation Week, a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC). Chris also is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph’s College in New York.

Chris is admitted in: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, US District Court – Northern District of Illinois, US District Court – New Jersey, US District Court – Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, US District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania, US District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin and US Court of Appeals – First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.




Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC)


St. John’s University School of Law, JD, 1992
St. Joseph’s College, BA (magna cum laude), 1988

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers

(Leading individuals: Insurance: advice to insurers: coverage)

Christopher CarrollKennedys

Offering ‘deep industry knowledge, practical advice and strategic planning‘, Kennedys ‘relentlessly supports the right solutions for clients and takes a long-term view of its relationships‘. After establishing a strong foothold in the US in 2017 via a merger with insurance firm Carroll McNulty & Kull and a series of hires from the now-defunct Sedgwick, the insurance team now handles international environmental catastrophe claims, asbestos cases, construction defects, personal injury and sexual assault and D&O liability.  ‘Unparalleled insurance counsel, litigator and negotiator‘ Christopher Carroll‘s is advising Columbia Casualty Company on one of the first significant examples of litigation in the emerging field of cyber risk coverage, while in another highlight, John LeBarbera acted for The Riverstone Group and lead excess insurer TIG Insurance Company in a national lawsuit initiated by BogWarner, which faces thousands of asbestos bodily injury claims. Kristin Gallagher reached a successful result for client First Mercury Insurance Company in its declaratory judgment action in order to dismiss payment obligation for an underlying settlement in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation. Clients also recommend ‘terrific attorneys‘ Meg Catalano and Heather Simpson, who ‘seek solutions that fit the clients’ unique circumstances rather than a general strategy‘. All mentioned partners sit in Basking Ridge, NJ, except Chicago-based LeBarbera.