Peter Selvin

Chair of Insurance Coverage and Recovery Department Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Peter S. Selvin, Chair of ECJ’s Insurance Coverage and Recovery Department, is a business trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. While he specializes in the areas of insurance coverage and international litigation, his experience has touched many different areas of law, including real estate, intellectual property and professional liability disputes. Within those areas, Peter’s practice includes both trying cases and counseling clients on how to avoid litigation. Chief among his strengths is his ability to counsel clients and help achieve strategic business solutions.

 In 2014 Peter was selected as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, an honorary trial lawyers association whose members have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts.

Peter has been published in numerous business and legal publications, including the International Financial Law Review, Executive Counsel, Risk & Insurance and Global Counsel. His publications have appeared in professional publications in the UK, Germany, France, Mexico and Japan, among other countries. He also frequently authors insurance industry updates for ECJ’s California Insurance Law Commentary blog. 

His notable publications include a chapter on “Avoiding and Resolving Disputes In International Commercial Litigation” in the treatise International Law for CEOs: Lessons From Leading International Lawyers and a chapter on International Service of Process in the treatise Transatlantic Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (Oceana). Since 2012, Peter has been the author of the chapter on dispute resolution in California that has been part of Law Business Research’s annual treatise on International Dispute Resolution, which is a standard reference work in this area.

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