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 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.
Our practice is involved in litigating declaratory relief and extra-contractual actions and performs extensive work in the appellate courts on behalf of parties and amicus curiae. We’ve handled a variety of complex coverage cases, including claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars, some of which concerned thousands of parties.
We handle appeals promptly, efficiently, and skillfully, providing appellate courts what they need to decide whether errors had an impact on the result or made your trial unfair. We understand how state and federal appellate courts function and can identify approaches most likely to persuade judges and justices.
Extensive Reach Applied Locally
Our Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith litigation practice serves the entire State of California, including the urban centers of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Sacramento. Members of the practice have also appeared across the nation to represent insurers and risk financing entities in state and federal courts, as well as a variety of alternate dispute resolution forums.
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.