About Us

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VB Kushnir LLC is a subrogation law firm founded in 2013 by subrogation attorney Vlad Kushnir. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Kushnir spent 10+ years working for some of the nation’s most prominent subrogation and litigation firms.

During his career, Mr. Kushnir has handled subrogation cases for such carriers as AIG/Chartis, Allstate, Chubb, Cincinnati, Encompass, Farmers, Foremost, Hanover, Harleysville, Hartford, Homesite, Liberty Mutual, One Beacon, Selective, State Farm, Travelers, and Zurich. Mr. Kushnir is responsible for millions of dollars in subrogation recoveries, successfully handling a variety of subrogation matters, from small motor vehicle accidents to major fire and construction-defect losses. Mr. Kushnir’s law review articles have been cited in published opinions by federal judges as persuasive authority.

At VB Kushnir LLC every case is handled by an experienced subrogation attorney from its inception. No matter how small, your case will never be assigned to a paralegal or a law clerk. No exceptions. 

The firm effectively handles subrogation matters in all jurisdictions by utilizing a network of strategically-placed local counsel across the country.

VB Kushnir, LLC is also known for its unparalleled abilities to develop sources of subrogation recovery in cases that have already been closed by adjusters or other law firms. The firm routinely conducts reviews of closed files free of charge.

Attorney Information

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Temple University, B.S. (Biology), 1998

State Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania (2003)

New Jersey (2005)

New York (2006)

Notable Amicus Briefs

National Association of Subrogation Professionals' Amicus Brief in In Re: Estate of Everton (2016) (Nebraska Supreme Court)


National Association of Subrogation Professionals' Amicus Brief in Twin City v. Leija (2018) (Arizona Supreme Court)

US Federal Courts Admissions

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

District of New Jersey

District of Colorado

District of Nebraska

District of North Dakota

Eastern District of Arkansas

Eastern District of Michigan

Eastern District of Wisconsin

Western District of Oklahoma

Northern District of Illinois

District of New Mexico   

Selected Publications

Malfunction Theory to the Rescue: Relying on Circumstantial Evidence to Prove a Product Liability Case (Subrogator, Spring 2016)


The Carmack Amendment: Understanding Motor Carrier Claims One Step at a Time (Subrogator, Winter 2017)


Product or Improvement to Real Property? How the Answer to this Question May Save Your Case from Construction Statute of Repose (Subrogator, Spring/Summer 2017)


The “Act of God” Defense: What It Is, and What It Is Not (Subrogator, Fall 2017)


Anatomy of a Consumer Product Recall (Subrogator, Spring/Summer 2018)

 

Failure to Warn of Failure to Read? The Importance of the Heeding Presumption in Failure-to-Warn Cases (Subrogator, Spring/Summer 2019)


Mediation Should Not Become the Dispute: Avoiding Litigation Over Mediation Settlement Agreements (Subrogator, Fall/Winter 2018)

NASP Involvement

 Recipient of the 2018 "Spirit of NASP" Award 


Track Leader, 2017 NASP Annual Conference


 Presenter, Product Recalls: Three Things You Should Know (NASP Podcast, 2018). 


Sponsor, 2015 NASP Annual Conference


Sponsor, 2016 NASP Annual Conference