Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Nationally Respected Specialists

McCormick Barstow’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Group is widely recognized as among the most successful practices of its type in California, Nevada and Ohio.  The practice provides a range of litigation and non-litigation services to insurers, risk financing entities, and other interested clients on local, state, national, and international matters.  The Practice Group handles matters involving all types of insurance including casualty insurance (both first party and third party), errors and omissions insurance, professional liability insurance, EPLI insurance, Workers Compensation and Employer’s Liability insurance, D & O insurance, reinsurance, excess insurance, life, health and disability insurance (including ERISA claims), title insurance, cyber insurance, crop insurance, product recall insurance and many other types. The Practice Group also specializes in drafting of insurance agreements, memorandums of coverage and endorsement forms. Members of the Practice Group provide advice and opinions and in litigating declaratory relief, extra-contractual and inter-insurer actions.  In doing so, members of the Practice Group regularly appear in state and federal trial and appellate courts on behalf of parties and amicus curiae.  Many have handled a variety of complex coverage cases, including claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars, some of which involved thousands of parties.

Extensive Reach Applied Locally

In both 2022 and for many previous years, McCormick Barstow’s Fresno office has more insurance coverage specialists (5) recognized as “Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers magazine than any other firm in Northern California (namely Dana Denno, Kevin Hansen, Gordon Park, Tim Sullivan and Jim Wagoner). In 2022, McCormick Barstow’s Fresno office also had more “Rising Stars” in Northern California (3) recognized in Super Lawyers magazine than any other firm (Nick Rasmussen, Graham Van Leuven and Maria Valencia). McCormick Barstow also has the only insurance coverage specialist, Jim Wagoner, who has ever been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California. Jim was also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California in 2012, 2013, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Members of our Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Group serve clients throughout the country and internationally.  In California, members of the Practice Group provide service throughout the entire State, including in the urban centers of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento as well as jurisdictions outside California.  Through its offices in both Las Vegas and Reno, the members of the Practice Group in Nevada likewise serve the entire state of Nevada as well as other jurisdictions.  The members of the Practice Group in Cincinnati, Ohio provide services to insurers in Ohio and other East Coast and Midwest jurisdictions as well as in California and internationally.

For Referrers and Attorneys

The McCormick Barstow Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith practice actively monitors developments in the field of insurance and tort law, keeping clients fully updated on developments and trends. We also actively work to timely influence those developments where appropriate.

Fireline Access

Timely information, opinions, and advice are provided through our “fireline” dedicated phone line, which is available to clients for urgent coverage advice as needed.

Coverage Alerts

The practice publishes a Coverage Alert to provide clients with updates on recent decisions affecting insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Coverage Opinions

Our attorneys frequently provide coverage analysis and advice concerning all types of insurance and risk financing claims.

Insurance Coverage Lawyers

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McCormick Barstow LLP
7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 433-1300
(559) 433-2300 fax
McCormick Barstow LLP
1125 I Street, Suite 1
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 524-1100
(209) 524-1188 fax
McCormick Barstow LLP
1041 Mill Street, Suites 103 & 105
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-2800
(805) 541-2802 fax
McCormick Barstow LLP
8337 W. Sunset Road, Suite 350
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 949-1100
(702) 949-1101 fax
McCormick Barstow LLP
201 W. Liberty Street, Suite 320
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 333-0400
(775) 333-0412 fax
Scripps Center, Suite 1050
312 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 762-7520
(513) 762-7521 fax