INSURANCE LITIGATION

Insurance and other means of risk transference pervade nearly every aspect of our personal and business lives. We counsel clients in a broad range of coverage issues and assist clients in evaluating and improving their insurance programs. We also regularly guide our clients in navigating the complexities inherent in coverage disputes.

Our coverage work has encompassed a broad spectrum of coverage types, including directors and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, professional liability, commercial general liability, excess or umbrella liability, and others. Our clients are individuals, private companies, public corporations, and governmental entities involved in a variety of industries. Insurers have also retained our attorneys to provide representation in litigated disputes. We help all of our clients determine the most effective strategy, whether through alternative dispute resolution, settlement or trial. Our attorneys have litigated in many state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

Thompson Coburn achieved favorable results for former executives of a bankrupt (employee-owned) company against a fiduciary liability insurer unwilling to assume their defense or indemnification for ERISA claims seeking nearly $200 million. The coverage action involved numerous insurance issues, including material misrepresentation, reformation, insurable loss, and bad acts exclusions.

Thompson Coburn obtained judgment for our insurer client upholding its cancellation of a life insurance policy.

Our client insurers reported data to the Missouri Department of Insurance about their volume of policies issued and their loss experiences in every zip code in Missouri. Thompson Coburn obtained an injunction for our clients prohibiting the Missouri Department of Insurance from disclosing this “zip code data” to the public on the basis that the data were trade secrets.

Partner
New York

John draws on his more than 30 years of litigation experience to represent a wide variety of clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

John draws on his more than 30 years of litigation experience to represent ...

John Amato
Partner
St. Louis

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more than 30 years.

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more ...

Bill Bay
Associate
Dallas

Alfred represents clients in all phases of state and federal litigation and helps develop litigation strategies to resolve disputes in a timely and effective manner.

Alfred represents clients in all phases of state and federal litigation and...

Alfred Blue III
Partner
St. Louis

With over 30 years of experience, David has tried dozens of high stakes cases.

With over 30 years of experience, David has tried dozens of high stakes cas...

David Coffman
Partner
St. Louis

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyholders, insurers and insurance professionals on everything from policy placement through the litig...

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyhold...

Matt Darrough
Partner
St. Louis

Crystal has 30+ years of national environmental experience and leads the transactional area of the Firm's environmental practice.

Crystal has 30+ years of national environmental experience and leads the tr...

Crystal Kennedy
Partner
New York

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in federal and state courts throughout the United States in a wide variety of major commercial disp...

Steve represents financial institutions, businesses and constituencies in f...

Steven Mandelsberg
Partner
New York

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, lending, and fiduciary clients with respect to all phases of litigation, alternate dispute reso...

Zachary delivers practical, tactical, and experienced advice to corporate, ...

Zachary Newman
Partner
St. Louis

Rick devotes his entire practice to the defense of employers in ERISA litigation related to pension, life, health, and disability benefits, both self-funded and insured.

Rick devotes his entire practice to the defense of employers in ERISA litig...

Rick Pautler
Senior Counsel
Los Angeles

Mitchell is a business and real estate litigator and counselor.

Mitchell is a business and real estate litigator and counselor.

Mitchell Stein
Partner
St. Louis

Peter is an environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major environmental incidents, navigate regulatory actions and successfully resolve civil and criminal l...

Peter is an environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major env...

Peter Stark Strassner
Partner
Los Angeles

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation for companies across the country, particularly as they relate to California operations.

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation...

John Viola