KENNETH E. PRINGLE is the founding member of PQA, and its managing partner. He heads the firm’s Insurance, Healthcare and Financial Fraud Litigation, and Insurance Coverage Groups. Mr. Pringle has extensive experience bringing suits on behalf of numerous insurers challenging fraudulent insurance schemes and enterprises, particularly in the healthcare and No Fault insurance areas. He also is experienced in a broad range of insurance defense and coverage areas, and has previously represented non-marine syndicates at Lloyd’s, London in connection with insurance fraud matters ranging from fraudulent property and personal injury losses to staged death claims and space satellite losses. He has litigated in the state and federal courts in numerous liability areas, including employment law, comprehensive general liability, automobile liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, public officials’ liability and board of education liability. Mr. Pringle serves as general counsel to the New Jersey Special Investigators Association, Inc., an association of insurance fraud investigators.
Mr. Pringle also represents clients in commercial and real estate transactions, and in bringing land use applications before planning and zoning boards throughout New Jersey. His commercial clients include a broad range of businesses, from airport owners to regulated utilities to national grocery store chains, to car dealerships. Mr. Pringle’s land use clients include some of New Jersey’s largest commercial and residential developers, whom he has represented on an array of projects from large commercial shopping centers to 300-unit residential subdivisions. Mr. Pringle served as the Planning Board Attorney for the Borough of Red Bank from 1991 until 1999, and as Borough Attorney of the Borough of Red Bank from 2005 until 2010.
He served as law clerk to the Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has been associated with the Washington, D.C. law firms of Hogan & Hartson and Ross, Dixon & Masback (later, Ross, Dixon & Bell, and now Troutman & Sanders). He was admitted to the New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars in 1983, and the New York Bar in 2009. He graduated summa cum laude from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1979 and cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the Criminal Procedure Project Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
Mr. Pringle is a member of the Advisory Council of Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute. He served on the Board of Directors of New Jersey Transit Corp. from 2005 until 2010, where he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of ARH III Corp., NJ Transit’s South Carolina-based captive insurance subsidiary.
He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland; the Summit Bank Advisory Council; and the Board of Directors of the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council.
He served as the Mayor of the Borough of Belmar from June 20, 1990 until December 31, 2010, and was the longest-serving mayor in Belmar’s 125-year history.