Admitted to the Bar in New Jersey and New York, Gene Killian has repeatedly been named one of New Jersey's "Super Lawyers" by New Jersey Monthly magazine, as well as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He is rated "AV"® by Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Report has named him one of the leading lawyers in New Jersey in the area of insurance law. He is a Senior Fellow and New Jersey Co-Chair of the LITIGATION COUNSEL OF AMERICA, an exclusive organization of elite trial attorneys. In addition to insurance law matters, Gene also helps clients facing employment law and complex commercial litigation issues.
In 30 years of practice, Gene has served as trial counsel in numerous important cases, including Universal-Rundle Corp. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co. (redefining the parameters of insurance coverage for environmental matters), New Jersey Manufacturers v. Flemington Fur (establishing insurance coverage for allegations of workplace harassment), and LaSalle National Bank v. Koziol (enforcing liquidated damages provisions in commercial loan documents). He frequently serves as a Court-approved mediator. In the recent past, he’s won two major jury trials - one relating to malpractice by an environmental engineering firm, and the other involving insurance coverage for serious hail damage to an apartment complex.
He has structured complex settlements in a variety of business disputes, including insurance matters and other commercial contract cases.
He obtained his bachelor's degree cum laude from the University of Chicago in 1982, and his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1985. He serves as the President of the University of Chicago Club of New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey, New York and American Bar Associations.