Insurance Defense and Coverage

Our lawyers are dedicated to the evolving needs of today’s insurance market. Change is the new normal with respect to the industry, from billing guidelines and best practices to metrics and electronic billing. However, the fundamentals have not changed. We understand that our clients need a litigation partner who is competent to try those cases which must be tried and settle those cases that for reasons of litigation risk or economics must be settled. We also recognize that clients need an attorney who can help reach this critical decision efficiently and quickly. Too often we have we have seen cases that are not properly studied and evaluated on the front end. This leads to either hasty decisions to settle after lengthy and expensive litigation or the inability to develop evidence that is lost or degraded through the passage of time. Experience has taught us that litigation depends on early and thorough preparation, timely collection of documents and communication with witnesses. Our litigation plan is designed to achieve that early assessment of the case so that the right decision can be made on the front end. These fundamentals have proven successful whether we are handling coverage or defense, and adherence to this discipline helps protect the insured from exposure and the insurer from bad faith.

Our lawyers handle the following types of insurance from both a defense and coverage standpoint:

  • Commercial General Liability Policies, Surplus and Standard Lines
  • Business and Personal Automobile Policies
  • Excess and Umbrella Policies
  • Reinsurance
  • Marine Hull and P&I
  • Inland Marine and Motor Truck Cargo Policies
  • Homeowner’s Policies
  • Professional Liability Policies
  • Directors and Officers Policies
  • Manuscript Policies
  • First-Party Property Policies