Insurance

INSURANCE COVERAGE AND BAD FAITH

We have extensive expertise in interpreting insurance contracts of all kinds and in representing insurers in complex coverage claims and extra-contractual litigation. Our focus is to provide clear, objective advice when our clients' rights and obligations under their policies are challenged. If a coverage or claim-handling dispute enters litigation, we defend and advance our clients' position vigorously, creatively and efficiently. We have had continued success litigating and trying cases in this area of practice.

INSURANCE DEFENSE

Our firm’s trial experience makes our insurance defense team among the best in Arizona.   Our insurance defense attorneys understand the importance of candid case evaluation and achieve good results for our clients, whether at trial or through settlement.  Our areas of insurance defense expertise include auto liability, trucking, slip and fall and other homeowner liability matters, school liability matters, class action, mass tort, construction defect, commercial general liability, professional liability and directors and officers liability.    

CLASS ACTION AND MASS TORT

Our firm has the resources to handle large insurance defense cases including class action and mass tort.  We make the appropriate challenges to class certification and understand the complexity of class discovery.  Our attorneys are experienced with the law, strategy and staffing needs required to defend these sophisticated and complex cases.  

PRODUCT LIABILITY / MEDICAL DEVICES

Our attorneys have the experience, training and sophistication to fully and vigorously defend product liability cases.  We understand the necessity of knowing the product and functionality of the product better than the experts.  With years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, our firm is well equipped to handle mass tort claims related to medical devices.  

CONSTRUCTION DEFECT

Construction projects are inherently complicated.  Proper defense of the construction defect lawsuit requires an understanding of the project, the numerous parties involved and the documents which can include a web of contracts, indemnity clauses and insurance agreements.  Our understanding of and experience with the insurance coverages and indemnity contracts give our clients an advantage early in the case.  In addition to vigorously defending construction defect claims, we track down all available sources of indemnification.  

WORKERS COMPENSATION / SUBROGATION

Our attorneys are experienced in representing insurance carriers to recover monies they have paid to their insureds from at-fault parties.  We understand the importance of a complete initial evaluation of these claims to determine the financial viability and assist our clients to determine which suits are worth pursuing and have a successful record of recovery for the cases that are litigated.  Communication and evaluation are key to this area of practice and our attorneys provide excellent resources for carriers with recoverable liens.