In today’s legal market, corporations and insurance companies are faced with increasing legal fees, defense costs, and potential liability exposure. That is why the issue of whether the underlying lawsuit is covered by insurance is so critical. Someone will have to pay – either the corporation or its insurer. The experienced attorneys of Sutter O’Connell represent clients facing complex coverage disputes – both third-party disputes and first-party disputes. Our attorneys have broad experience in insurance coverage disputes involving property, casualty, and liability insurance, including CGL, professional liability, D&O, and E&O policies.
Our experience includes resolving coverage disputes via litigation or alternative dispute resolution, analyzing whether there is insurance coverage at the outset of the underlying lawsuit, drafting coverage opinions, and counseling parties through the settlement of the underlying lawsuit when there is a coverage dispute.