Subrogation is a major part of Dugan, Brinkmann, Maginnis and Pace's practice. Several partners dedicate their practice to the aggressive pursuit of major recovery matters across the United States.  In over 30 states, DBMP attorneys have recovered millions for their clients in complex and diverse cases.

Experienced attorneys focus specialized attention on developing theories of recovery in each case. When expert opinion is necessary, we rely on highly qualified professionals who are well respected in their fields. We pride ourselves in vigorous pursuit of valid subrogation claims.

DBMP manages and supervises nationwide subrogation and recovery programs throughout the United States for property carriers who write in the U.S. Market.

Dugan, Brinkmann, Maginnis and Pace is an associate member of the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and Loss Executives Association (LEA).

DBMP has handled numerous matters relating to marine cargo subrogation. Gene Maginnis has been a Proctor in Admiralty for over thirty years. We understand all of the issues relating to the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ("COGSA") including the various defenses.  We have successfully handled these claims from initial investigation through trial.

Below is a sample of cases handled by DBMP attorneys. While many of the settlement amounts are confidential, this listing reflects not only the quality of services provided to our clients, but the variety and complexity of subrogation matters that we handle. Cases are handled from start to finish by an accomplished subrogation attorney.


  • Fire at Borgata Water Club Construction caused by welders slag
  • Damage to Bridge over Garden State Parkway
  • Historically Certified Building Destroyed By Negligent Painter
  • Commercial Theft; Negligent Hiring, Supervision, Training of Security Services
  • Underground Powerlines Severed; Business Interruption at Airport
  • Parking Lot Ramp Collapse
  • Shopping Center Roof Collapse: Snow Overload
  • Sprinkler Discharge; Contractor Liability; Sophisticated TV Station Equipment
  • Cooling Unit Leak; Commercial Office Building
  • Fire Caused by High Temperature; Induction Furnace
  • Residential Fire: Improperly Installed and Guarded Light Fixture
  • Apartment Complex Fire: Architect Liability, Spread Theory, Absence of Draft Stopping
  • Truck Fire: Improperly Installed Component
  • Warehouse Collapse: Builder Liability/Negligent Operator of a Tractor Trailer
  • Fire: Negligent Installation of Wood Burning Stove
  • Fire: Products Liability: Malfunction of De-Humidifier
  • Fire: Negligent Maintenance by Heater Service Company
  • Cargo Loss: Negligent Fumigation
  • Failure of Bulkhead at New Jersey Shore