S.I.U.

The attorneys at Donnelly & Associates, P.C. assist and offer guidance on a wide-range of complex insurance claim issues that often involve arson and fraud.  In today’s economic climate, the harsh reality is that arson is on the rise.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2005 an estimated 323,900 intentional fires were reported to U.S. fire departments resulting in $1.102 billion in direct property damage.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2007 Uniform Crime Reporting statistics showed the average dollar loss for structures by arson was over $32,000.00 and over $114,000.00 for large industrial and manufacturing structures. Experts have even coined the phrase “Arson for Profit,” or "Economic Arson," to describe the act of a business or individual setting a fire for the purpose of reducing financial loss in exchange for a payout from insurance companies.

Our goal is to save you money and resources while helping you identify and fight potential instances of insurance fraud.  Our highly skilled and experienced attorneys specialize in investigating potential fraudulent claims; conducting examinations under oath; and, assisting in the prosecution of both civil and criminal insurance fraud cases.  Often, our attorneys work closely with District Attorney and United States Attorney offices.

In fact, one of our attorneys, Mr. Lorenz, is a volunteer firefighter for the Southampton Township Fire Department.  Mr. Lorenz is familiar with, the fire house protocol and language that is an invaluable assist to the prosecution of arson cases.