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Matthew D. Stockwell

Attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
New York, New York
Matthew is a senior associate in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He focuses on counseling and civil litigation in the insurance recovery and construction arenas. Matthew is experienced in litigating insurance coverage disputes, with a particular focus on property insurance, general liability coverage, business interruption, cyber insurance, and products liability. He represents commercial policyholders in claims against their insurance companies, and has handled high profile property damage and business interruption claims arising out of natural disasters and construction defects. He represents construction companies, owners and developers in all aspects of insurance coverage disputes, contract negotiations, payment disputes and litigation. Matthew also has experience in numerous matters that companies face in their day-to-day operations, including OSHA contested matters, MBE/WBE compliance, surety claims, bond and financing procurement, and bid protests. He’s an experienced litigator and has conducted jury and bench trials in New York and New Jersey.

About Me

What publications have you contributed to?
Insurance and the Polar Vortex: Recovering Losses from the Big Chill of 2014
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
January 16, 2014

Court Gets in Line with Majority of Jurisdictions on Faulty Products Coverage
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
January 15, 2014

Property Insurance Issues Linger at Sandy's One-Year Mark
New York Law Journal
November 12, 2013

and more
What are some notable professional experiences you've had?
Represents a major medical center in connection with its physical damage and business interruption losses stemming from Superstorm Sandy, which are expected to exceed $1 billion.

Secured a $55.3 million breach of contract, bad faith and punitive damages jury verdict, including more than $8 million in attorney’s fees and $46 million in punitive damages in favor of a mechanical pipe joining manufacturer. This was one of the largest insurance jury verdicts in California in 2015. (Victaulic Co. v. American Home Assurance Co. et al., RG12642929 (Alameda County Superior Court)).


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Association Position
New York County Lawyers Association Member
New Jersey State Bar Association Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Seton Hall University School of Law J.D. 2005
Rowan University BA, Law & Justice 2002

Contact Information

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036