Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
The lawyers in our Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Practice Group represent businesses and insurers in all types of coverage-related matters. Our goal is to secure efficient and effective resolutions of insurance coverage disputes whenever possible, recognizing that avoiding protracted litigation will often be in the best interests of all parties involved. Prior to suit being filed, our lawyers provide advice regarding our clients’ rights and responsibilities, preparing formal opinion letters when necessary. When a coverage dispute leads to arbitration or litigation, our lawyers rely on their extensive experience prosecuting declaratory judgment actions, pursuing intervention in underlying suits and executing other legal strategies to protect our clients’ interests to the fullest extent possible.
At Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, we routinely handle lawsuits involving agents’ and brokers’ conduct, claims handling conduct, and bad faith refusal to settle. Our lawyers have also successfully defended many insurance companies accused of breaching their insurance contracts and failing pay covered claims. Our lawyers have litigated numerous large-loss commercial property claims, and we have secured favorable results on behalf of insurance companies and insureds in jurisdictions across the country.
We Serve as Arbitration and Litigation Counsel for All Types of Insurance Coverage Disputes Nationwide
Our work in the area of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation covers the entire spectrum of policies and coverages, ranging from commercial general liability insurance to environmental liability insurance, and from business interruption insurance to life and disability insurance policies. The lawyers in our Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Practice Group have experience in matters involving individual first-party and third-party claims as well as mass-casualty claims arising out of natural disasters; and, in addition to handling coverage disputes at the trial level, we also regularly handle appeals of coverage cases across the insurance spectrum in state and federal courts.
Our lawyers’ experience includes favorably resolving disputes involving the following types of product lines:
- Commercial policies, including commercial general liability, property and auto
- Commercial inland marine
- Business owners
- Executive protection (directors and officers and entity coverage)
- Professional liability (errors and omissions and professional malpractice)
- Employment practices liability
- Fiduciary liability (including ERISA fiduciaries)
- Crime and dishonesty bonds
- Trucking lines
- Personal lines, including auto, homeowners and umbrella
- Boiler and machinery
- Excess and umbrella insurance
- Surplus lines
Speak with a Lawyer in Our Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Practice Group
For more information about our insurance coverage dispute resolution practice, please contact Practice Group Leader Joseph L. Cowan or any of the other lawyers in our Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Practice Group.