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Insurance Policy Litigation

Insurance Policy Litigation


Overview

Smith Moore Leatherwood represents clients in a broad spectrum of insurance coverage issues.  Our Insurance Team provides coverage opinions on first-party and third-party insurance matters.  We represent primary and excess insurers through all phases of insurance coverage disputes, including declaratory judgment actions.  Our attorneys analyze insurance coverage issues arising in a variety of contexts, including employment, commercial, and contractual disputes, advertising injuries, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional errors and omissions claims, primary/excess liability disputes, environmental damage claims, and motor vehicle accidents.

Our insurance lawyers are active in the reinsurance and ERISA litigation arenas.  We represent insurers and third-party administrators in disputes involving life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability insurance, and health insurance.  The Insurance Team also represents both cedents and reinsurers in reinsurance coverage disputes.

As a result of the firm’s experience with insurance issues, our lawyers are adept at preparing and negotiating interim defense cost and indemnity funding agreements.  These funding agreements, often completed with a reservation of rights in place, provide an alternative and often cost-effective interim solution to complex insurance coverage disputes.  We consult with carriers during the preparation of new endorsements and exclusions to liability policies.  We also analyze for our clients the impact of changes to ISO form policies and endorsements.

Attorneys
NAME TITLE LOCATION CONTACT
Partner in Charge
(843) 300-6633
Partner, Life, Health, Disability Leader
(404) 962-1015
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1045
Of Counsel
(919) 755-8827
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1065
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1096
Associate
(336) 378-5353
Partner
(864) 751-7633
Partner, Litigation Leader
(336) 378-5240
Partner
(704) 384-2653
Associate
(704) 384-2671
Partner
(864) 751-7688
Partner in Charge
(704) 384-2630
Partner, Transportation and Logistics Industry Leader
(864) 751-7643
Partner, Manufacturing Industry Leader
(336) 378-5307
Partner
(404) 962-1075
Of Counsel
(404) 962-1074
Partner
(864) 751-7638
Associate
(864) 751-7610
Partner
(864) 751-7624
Partner
(336) 378-5535
Partner
(910) 815-7135
Thought Leadership

Publications

October 18, 2011
Contracts: Look at the Big Picture, The Transportation Newsletter
October 17, 2011
Plan Participant May Be Able to Claim Benefits, ERISA and Life Insurance News
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 1, 2011
The Importance of a Good Cargo Contract, The Transportation Newsletter
April 22, 2011
CIGNA v. Amara, ERISA and Life Insurance News
April 20, 2011
March 2011
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