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Insurance Litigation

Hancock Estabrook has extensive experience counseling and representing clients in insurance law and coverage. In the last 25 years, insurance law has evolved from traditional areas such as property, liability, life and disability, which are largely litigation-based, to an area of law that is intertwined with virtually every industry and trade. The variety of claims include business interruption losses from power outages, terrorist attacks, directors and officers; liabilities stemming from corporate scandals; and personal injury and property losses arising from mold contamination. As the field of insurance law has evolved, so has our practice. We use an interdisciplinary approach, teaming our insurance and litigation attorneys with our corporate, environmental and labor attorneys to best devise comprehensive solutions to our clients' problems. 

We are advisors and negotiators as well as trial and appellate attorneys. We recognize that many insurance coverage disputes can be avoided through proper advice on the purchase of appropriate coverage, and advice on policy provisions, such as being named as an additional insured or protecting subrogation rights.

When coverage disputes cannot be avoided, our litigation attorneys have the skill and experience our clients need. Our attorneys have years of experience in cases involving:

  • Advertising Injury (Defamation and Intellectual Property)
  • Agent and Broker Liability
  • Asbestos
  • Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Business Interruption
  • Construction Defects (Architects and Engineers)
  • Defense of Complex Litigation
  • Directors' and Officers' Liability
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Environmental Claims
  • Health Care Provider Liability
  • Insurance Company Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Internet and Cybertech Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Products Liability
  • Primary vs. Excess Insurance Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Liability Coverage
  • Reinsurance
  • Technology/Unfair Competition