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 both California and nationwide. 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. 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
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.
Timely information, opinions, and advice are provided through our “fireline” dedicated phone line, which is available to clients for urgent coverage advice as needed.
The practice publishes a Coverage Alert to provide clients with updates on recent decisions affecting insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.
Our attorneys frequently provide coverage analysis and advice concerning all types of insurance and risk financing claims.