Levi E. Updyke


Mr. Updyke joined Methfessel & Werbel in May of 2012 when he began oversight of our Subrogation Department.

He transitioned from a subrogation firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whereby he was trained in Subrogation by some of the leaders in the field. Mr. Updyke brings a wealth of information and experience handling almost every type of subrogation claim. Currently, he specializes in resolving larger subrogation matters in litigation.

Mr. Updyke has managed a vast number of cases throughout state and federal courts. He has handled many types of subrogation cases involving negligence, equitable contribution, fire, marine, construction, slip and falls, lightning claims, cargo claims, contract, breach of warranty, product defect, workers compensation, and auto liability to name a few. He developed a sound understanding of subrogation not only from the litigation aspect but the claims aspect and arbitration route as well, a direction in which many cases are often taken. Mr. Updyke has successfully argued and has extensive experience with many types of cases in Arbitration Forums, Inc., a subrogation platform utilized by many of the world’s largest insurers.  Mr. Updyke has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

Mr. Updyke received his undergraduate education from Villanova University located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He thereafter attended Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While in law school, he clerked for a Personal Injury law firm gaining valuable Plaintiff oriented experience and training. Mr. Updyke was voted by his incoming law class as Student Bar Association Class Representative as well as Secretary of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity of the Claude Pepper Chapter. Additionally, he was an academic mentor for incoming law students.

Mr. Updyke works under the direction of Matthew Werbel and currently represents insurance carriers, insureds, and self-insureds in subrogation actions of all types.

He is also a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, as well as a Member Service Provider of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP).