Stephen Palley

Stephen Palley

Trial Lawyer

Anderson Kill

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20006 202-416-6500

Key Facts

J.D., Washington University School of Law (St. Louis) M.A., University of Delaware B.A., Tufts University, cum laude
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Stephen D. Palley is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Anderson Kill and a member of the firm’s award winning insurance recovery practice.

Stephen is a seasoned trial lawyer and litigator with extensive experience in insurance recovery litigation focused on the construction and real estate industries. In two decades of complex litigation experience, Stephen has handled a wide variety of commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the United States, including significant construction insurance and environmental insurance matters. He has also represented owners, general contractors, construction managers and others in insurance transactions concerning tens of billions of dollars' worth of construction projects throughout the United States.

Stephen was selected for inclusion in the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list for Insurance Law. In 2018, Stephen was recommended in The Legal 500 United States for Insurance - advice to policyholders.

Stephen is a fellow of both the American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel (“ACCEC”) and the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and has also been recognized as Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in Construction Litigation.  A frequent and sought-after speaker and writer on construction insurance-related topics, Stephen is the lead editor and contributing author of Construction Insurance and contributing author of Fundamentals of Construction Law, treatises published by the ABA Forum on Construction Law.

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