The book on asbestos-related claims is far from closed. Insurers involved in disputes related to asbestos need legal advisors with extensive history and knowledge in this complex area of law. Our lawyers have the depth of experience and strong capabilities necessary to provide the full range of asbestos claims advice, counseling, and litigation.
We represent insurers in connection with asbestos bodily injury and property damage claims under primary, umbrella and excess policies. We provide our clients with advice regarding their policyholders’ demands for coverage and litigate coverage disputes in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts, either by filing declaratory judgment actions to resolve disputes or defending suits brought by the insureds, other insurers or even tort plaintiffs.
Our lawyers regularly assume a lead role among insurers in joint defense groups at all stages of litigation, from pre-trial to discovery and at trial. We have secured landmark rulings in favor of insurers in trial and appellate courts across the country. We also work to resolve disputes out of court and have negotiated numerous settlements on very favorable terms.