Paul E. Kiel is counsel in Harwood Lloyd’s Insurance Litigation Department. His extensive experience consists chiefly of litigating insurance and tort matters. A substantial portion of Mr. Kiel’s practice includes legal research and writing, preparation of motion documents, trial preparation work and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts. One of his specialties is the preparation of opinions on insurance coverage issues.

Mr. Kiel received his B.A. in History from Rutgers College in 1979, graduating with Highest Honors. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1982. While in law school, he was a member of the Trial Moot Court Board and interned with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Mr. Kiel served as law clerk to Hon. A. Donald McKenzie, Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Union County, and Hon. Robert J.T. Mooney, Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, t/a, Union County for the 1982-1983 term.

Among notable reported decisions in which Mr. Kiel has participated are Hall v. Michael Bello Insurance Agency, Inc., 379 N.J. Super. 599 (App. Div. 2005); White v. Howard, 240 N.J. Super. 427 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 122 N.J. 339 (1990) and Kordell v. Allstate Ins. Co., 203 N.J. Super. 505 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 177 N.J. 43 (1989).

Mr. Kiel is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New Jersey (1983), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1983), the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1983), and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1983).

Mr. Kiel is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association.


  • Undergraduate
    Rutgers University (B.A. 1979) Highest Honors
  • Law School
    Dickinson School of Law (J.D. 1982)


  • Bar Admissions
    New Jersey, 1983
    Pennsylvania, 1983
  • Court Admissions
    United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1983
    United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • Judicial Clerkships
    Hon. A. Donald McKenzie, J.S.C. and Hon. Robert J. T. Mooney, J.J.D.R.C. t/a, 1982-1983

Memberships & Associations

  • Legal
    Bergen County Bar Association