Frances Lettieri

Frances Lettieri

Special Counsel Philadelphia, United States


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • US District Court, New Jersey
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western District of Pennsylvania
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • Rutgers Law School - Camden, JD 2003
  • Rutgers University, BA 2000 with High Honors

Frances Lettieri is Special Counsel in the Insurance Coverage Practice Group. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage disputes and risk transfer matters and represents national insurers in complex coverage and bad faith disputes. Frances handles diverse coverage issues including policy procurement, additional insured endorsements, applicable policy exclusions, allocation amongst insurers, and bad faith claims under both commercial and personal policies. She also advises clients on risk transfer issues and handles coverage disputes, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and appellate actions. She also regularly lectures on issues of risk transfer and insurance coverage trends across a variety of industries nationwide.

Market recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Rising Stars (2013-2018)

Presentations and publications

  • “Evaluating Additional Insured Coverage,” CLM, 2019
  • Author and presenter, “Effective Contractual Risk Transfers: The Power of Checklists,” presented for the 38th International Risk Management Institute Conference, Houston, 2018
  • “Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith – Best Claims & Litigation Strategies,” CLM, 2018

Reported decisions

  • Modular Steel Sys. Inc. v. Westfield Ins., No. 21-1766, 2022 WL 832048 (3d Cir. Mar. 21, 2022)
  • Duda v. Standard Ins. Co., 649 F. App'x 230 (3d Cir. 2016)
  • Westfield Ins. Co. v. Granese, No. CIV.A. 10-795, 2011 WL 346593, at *1 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 4, 2011)