Smith Stratton

Kieran E. Pillion, Jr.
Of Counsel

Direct: 609-987 2282

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  • Insurance Regulation
  • Health Care
  • Reinsurance
  • Corporate


New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey,
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Tax Court


Kieran, “Of Counsel” to the Firm, joins Smith Stratton, LLP after a 27-year insurance career as Vice President, General Counsel and Asst. Corporate Secretary at Princeton Insurance Company.  Kieran started with Princeton as a claims attorney in 1985, serving as their first in-house defense counsel, defending New Jersey hospitals and healthcare providers in professional and general liability matters.  Subsequently, his responsibilities shifted to the corporate and regulatory side of Princeton Insurance, serving as Corporate Attorney and finally as Vice President, General Counsel and Asst. Corporate Secretary.  During that time he handled an increasingly complex and diverse range of legal matters involving insurance coverage, reinsurance disputes, employment practices liability, corporate governance, mergers, reorganizations, captive insurer formations, bad faith exposure, taxation, as well as leasing and management of company-owned commercial real estate.

In addition, Kieran served as Princeton’s registered lobbyist appearing before legislative committees and insurance regulators on issues concerning pending legislation, securing or expanding certificates of authority and various rate, rule and policy filings.


Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1979
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976


  • American Corporate Counsel Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • ARIAS - US