Insurance and Licensure
Client and Industry Challenges
Insurance providers and policyholders face a range of coverage-related issues that can be straightforward or intricately nuanced. Insurance companies may need counsel for bad faith suits, insurance fraud, policy development, corporate transactions, brokerage disputes, regulatory complaints, declaratory judgment actions and bankruptcy proceedings. Likewise, businesses and individuals may need assistance with insurance policy interpretation, coverage analysis, bad faith claims or coverage disputes.
Snell & Wilmer’s insurance group has extensive experience in addressing the various needs of both insurance companies and the insured. We utilize the resources of our large firm to offer our clients cost-efficient and effective representation for their insurance-related concerns.
Clients We Serve
Our insurance attorneys have represented providers, policyholders, re-insurers, brokers and agents. We strive to protect our clients from costly litigation whenever possible, but when litigation is necessary, our attorneys are prepared to vigorously defend our clients. Our litigators have extensive experience with both bench and jury trials in the defense of insurance coverage, insurance fraud, and bad-faith litigation as well as in personal and commercial insurance claims. We regularly assist insurance carriers with personal and commercial lines, professional liability, fidelity, director and officer liability, commercial property, inland marine, and excess and surplus lines. We have also defended insurance companies in class action cases, multi-jurisdictional litigation and general commercial litigation cases.
Our group has provided comprehensive liability defense work for covered claims to leading national commercial property, liability, and fidelity/surety insurance companies on matters involving negligence claims, including automobile, trucks, and commercial vehicles, and premises liability; professional liability, including medical, legal, accounting and agent/broker malpractice; property damage, including fire (cause and origin), and general property damage and construction defect; product liability representation in cases in the medical and pharmacological industry; and product liability cases representing chemical and industrial manufacturing: including aircraft control systems, medical devices, firearms, industrial and construction equipment, electronics, power tools and liquid propane equipment.
For the insured, Snell & Wilmer has litigated coverage disputes, insurance fraud and bad faith claims, and otherwise protected the interests of policyholders. We also counsel our clients to understand their policies and ensure they are adequately protected with sufficient insurance coverage.
Why Clients Select Us
Client-Focused and Connected: Our insurance group brings disputes to practical resolutions and works closely with our clients to identify the most effective strategies for timely, cost-efficient and positive resolutions. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the insurance industry and stay abreast of professional trends and new or amended insurance laws. Our group also relies on their experience and connections in commercial litigation, business and finance, intellectual property, product liability litigation, real estate, environmental, energy and finance law to offer dynamic and comprehensive solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.
Breadth of Experience: Our defense of insurance companies in national and state class action cases merits a special word. We are proud that our firm has taken the lead in high-exposure, hard-fought class actions against carriers in areas such as Madison County, Illinois (the birthplace of insurance class actions), Chicago, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and California. We have also consulted clients in numerous other jurisdictions.