Insurance Defense

Our trial lawyers work closely with insurance companies and their insureds to aggressively defend their interests in a wide variety of claims.

As trial lawyers, we are at ease in front of judges and juries and value the opportunity to go to court. We enjoy trying cases and helping our clients secure favorable verdicts. We realize that trial is not always the best course of action; that’s why we work collaboratively with the carriers and our insureds at the outset to determine the most effective and efficient defense strategy.

We have significant experience representing insurance carriers and their insureds in the following areas:

Professional Liability. We represent licensed professionals facing allegations of malpractice, misconduct, ethical violations, and related disciplinary issues. Our clients include lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers,  and real estate professionals including realtors, brokers, and appraisers. Our trial lawyers work diligently to help protect our clients’ interests and livelihoods.

Director & Officer Liability. When a company’s directors or officers face claims of wrongdoing, we’re there to help. We represent directors and officers in connection with allegations of regulatory violations, negligence, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, minority shareholder oppression, and similar corporate governance issues. Our background in commercial litigation matters, along with our extensive experience with our corporate clients’ business needs, provide a unique ability to service claims against directors and officers.

Financial Professionals (Investment Bankers and Financial Advisors) in FINRA Proceedings. Our lawyers defend financial professionals in FINRA investigations and FINRA arbitrations. We routinely help our clients confront disputes and claims involving unsuitable investment recommendations, non-disclosure, fraud, conversion, trade secrets, unfair competition, restrictive covenants, terminations, and other employment-related issues. Collectively, our lawyers have a strong track record of achieving fast injunctive relief on behalf of our clients and successfully representing their interests in FINRA arbitration proceedings.

Employment Practices Liability. Through EPLI carriers, we represent employers in a wide variety of employment disputes. We routinely defend them against claims of: sexual harassment, disability, gender, age, race, national origin and religious discrimination; wrongful discharge; restrictive covenants; trade secrets and confidential information; and various other employment-related matters. Our lawyers regularly represent employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Arizona Civil Rights Division.

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Liability. We represent insurance carriers in coverage and bad faith-related claims. As part of this representation, we provide coverage opinions and aggressively defend the insurance company’s position when claims arise.

Products Liability. We defend a wide variety of manufacturers, distributors, sellers and related clients in products liability cases involving wrongful death and/or catastrophic injury claims. Our experience includes: Drugs and Medical Devices; Marine Equipment and Boats; Chemicals, Cleaners and Pesticides; Commercial Boilers; Consumer Products; and Food and Beverage Consumables.

Advertising and Intellectual Property Injury. We have significant experience defending trademark and copyright infringement, defamation, libel, false advertising, and related claims.

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