Dirk Pastorick, Wright & O'Donnell, P.C.Dirk Pastorick

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Dirk Pastorick joined Wright & O'Donnell as a Partner, after a lengthy career working for several large firms in the Philadelphia area and in Chicago. Mr. Pastorick was raised in Texas and currently resides in Philadelphia suburbs. Outside of work, Mr. Pastorick is an avid sports fan and spends his leisure time coaching his two young children in a variety of sports.

Mr. Pastorick's practice areas include: professional liability, employment liability, fraternity/sorority liability, product liability; construction defect, extracontractual/bad faith, errors and omissions, environmental, property coverage, subrogation, and bad faith claims under primary, excess, specialty and other coverages. Mr. Pastorick handles high exposure complex civil cases for insurers in the U.S. and London.

Reported DecisionsAraromi v. Middle Township. Police Dept., 2014 WL 1301524, (D. N.J. 2014); Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Underwriters, Inc. v. Omega Flex, Inc., 936 F.Supp.2d 441 (D. N.J. 2013); Mendler v. Aztec Motel Corporation, 2011 WL 7063077 (D. N.J. 2011); Illinois Farmers Insurance Company v. GSW, Inc., 2005 WL 1126552 (N.D. Ill. 2005); Seeley v. Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc., 349 F.Supp.2d 381 (N.D. N.Y. 2004); Federal Insurance Company ex rel. Singer v. ADT Sec. Systems, Inc., 222 F.R.D. 578 (N.D. Ill. 2004).


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy Certification, 2004
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1990

Admitted to:

  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • New Jersey Surplus Lines Association
  • Pennsylvania Surplus Lines Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Association
  • Aviation Insurance Association


  • New York Agents and Brokers to Provide Full Disclosure to Client of Compensation (2010)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Finds No Duty Under Dram Shop Act Without Service of Alcohol (2009)

Seminar speaking topics include:

  • Bestís Review Webinar: What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Abuse and Molestation Coverages
  • Bestís Review Webinar: Managing the Risks of a Dry Campus


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