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Attorneys

Peter J. Creedon Jonathan O. Gill
Creedon & Gill founding partner Peter J. Creedon forged his litigation skills in the Major Offense and Homicide Bureaus of the Bronx District Attorneys office. The Bronx Major Offense Bureau was the nation’s first trial bureau dedicated solely to the prosecution of violent recidivists and heinous crimes; the Homicide Bureau was challenged by unprecedented murder rates. Directing crime scene investigations, [e.g. People vs. Brown] managing grand jury presentations [e.g. People vs. Gonzalez] and trying scores of these cases to verdict [e.g. People vs. Gatto] Mr. Creedon learned the commitment to service and success that animates Creedon & Gill today.

As a civil litigator, Mr. Creedon established Peter J. Creedon and Associates, a staff counsel office of the Travelers Insurance Companies and managed the growth of the firm to its eventual size of thirty six attorneys. During this time, Mr. Creedon served as a member of the national technology advisory committee, the national audit team, claim counsel for no-fault fraud initiatives, and received the General Counsel's award for excellence.

Mr. Creedon handled a personal case load of complex cases involving grave or catastrophic injury or death in the fields of construction and labor law, [see Brooklyn Collapse] premises and products liability, motor vehicle collisions and road design, [see Thruway Fatality] municipal liability, maritime, security, and insurance law. [see Subrogation Explosion]. Receiving the opportunity to develop and staff the first in house subrogation office, Mr. Creedon put together a team that litigated complex fire, building collapse and air crash cases and which was soon recovering millions at a cost of less than ten cents on the dollar.

Creedon & Associates met the epidemic of no-fault fraud head on by pairing experienced litigators with seasoned SIU investigators to challenge criminal conduct in the courts, on the streets and at the claim desks. The team achieved unparalleled litigation successes by leveraging SIU intelligence into the court rooms, providing legal advice and consultation to state and federal lobbyists, to parent corporation Citigroup, and in support of all of their claim partners no-fault fraud initiatives. [see In the Matter of JRWB]

Mr. Creedon has taught pre-trial litigation as a adjunct professor of law , written and taught accredited CLE courses on insurance fraud on Long Island and in New York City, handled presentations before national SIU and claim organizations and presented his opinions and experiences in radio and television interviews, and as a consultant to television writers.

Mr. Creedon leads the firms litigation practice. Litigated cases include residential and commercial fire, flood and collapse cases, [see Hotel Cat ] gas and electric utility explosions, cases of wrongful death and grave injury, coverage cases in disability, construction and motor vehicle settings, commercial recovery cases, shareholder, products and employer's liability matters.

At Creedon & Gill Mr. Creedon also supports Mr. Gill's leadership of the the firm's subrogation practices. Creedon & Gill helps meet the needs of Utica National Insurance Group, Travelers of New Jersey, Firemans Fund Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, State-Wide Insurance Company, Royal Sun Alliance, Main Street America Group, Family Farm Insurance Company, American Family Insurance Company, Long Island Insurance Company and Highpoint Insurance Company. Succesful subrogation results have been obtained in residential and commercial fire, flood and collapse cases, workers compensation and personal injury protection loss transfer matters and motor vehicle property damage cases.

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Jonathan O. Gill
Jonathan Gill began his legal career in 1988 as a prosecutor of unparalleled success with a hard earned reputation for integrity and relentless energy. As an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Gill conducted over forty-five criminal jury trials in State Supreme Court with a conviction rate of 96%, nearly all of which were top count convictions. His criminal trial experience includes homicide and high profile cases involving career criminals, and required the examination of expert witnesses in areas of medicine (including neurology, orthopedics, cardiology and trauma surgery), pathology, crime scene and accident reconstruction, ballistics and forensics. In this leadership role Mr. Gill responded to major crime scenes to supervise and assist law enforcement in the investigation of homicides and violent felonies.

Mr. Gill's abilities as a Major Offense / Homicide Prosecutor were rewarded by his appointment by District Attorney Robert Johnson to the prestigious post of Deputy Chief of Litigation Training, an undertaking that charged Mr. Gill with the responsibility to train of hundreds of young prosecutors. Mr. Gill created and implemented office-wide training programs in basic and advanced trial advocacy that involved intensive five week courses covering every aspect of criminal litigation. Mr. Gill has lectured and conducted demonstrations on all phases of litigation; from motion practice, discovery and suppression issues through all segments of the trial itself.

Turning to a career as a civil litigator, Mr. Gill joined The Travelers Insurance Companies in 1997 as a Senior Trial Associate, handling the defense of complex auto and premises liability as well as construction matters involving serious injury or death.

After supervising the Assigned Risk Auto Liability Unit, Mr. Gill was selected to create, develop and manage the first staff counsel subrogation operation dedicated to the specialized field of subrogation. Mr. Gill dedicated himself to all aspects of Major Case Property and Worker’s Compensation as well as Auto PIP and PD subrogation lines of business, from intake and investigation, through litigation to trial, arbitration or settlement.

Utilizing his investigative skills honed as a prosecutor, Mr. Gill responded to the scenes of catastrophic fire, water, building collapse and airliner crash property losses to conduct investigations and gather proof. Within a short time, Mr. Gill’s subrogation unit became the largest and most successful Staff Counsel Subrogation Unit in the country in terms of size, inventory, recoveries and cost efficiency. Mr. Gill also assisted in the drafting of Major Case guidelines dealing with the use of Loss Prevention & Engineering, provided coverage opinions and routinely met with and provided training to Regional Claim Centers.

In addition to his experience with Large Loss Property and Worker’s Compensation cases, Mr. Gill has handled or supervised the handling of over one thousand arbitration matters involving PIP Loss Transfer and Property Damage files as both respondent and applicant. A Certified Arbitrator at Arbitration Forums, Mr. Gill was asked to serve as a designated member and the sole representative from The Travelers Insurance Company to the Loss Transfer Advisory Committee, a group comprised of insurance industry experts working under the guidance of the New York State Department of Insurance for the purpose of redrafting the PIP Loss Transfer Rules which went into effect June 1st, 2005.

At Creedon & Gill Mr. Gill leads the firm's subrogation practice. Creedon & Gill helps meet the needs of Utica National Insurance Group, Travelers of New Jersey, Firemans Fund Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, State-Wide Insurance Company, Royal Sun Alliance, Main Street America Group, Family Farm Insurance Company, American Family Insurance Company, Long Island Insurance Company and Highpoint Insurance Company. Succesful subrogation results have been obtained in residential and commercial fire, flood and collapse cases, [see Hotel Cat ] gas and electric utility explosions, workers compensation and personal injury protection loss transfer matters and motor vehicle property damage cases.