McCormick Barstow defends insurance carriers and its insureds, self-insured entities, liability group pools, public entities, school districts and businesses against all forms of negligence claims. McCormick Barstow was created as an insurance defense firm and the insurance defense practice remains an integral part of the firm’s practice today. Our attorneys have years of experience defending all types of personal injury and property damage actions arising from automobile accidents, trucking accidents, product liability claims, premises liability, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, agricultural and crop losses, habitability cases, assault and battery claims, drug/pharmaceutical injury claims, construction site accidents, construction defect claims, civil rights violations, police defense and police brutality, food safety cases, airplane accidents, environmental torts and toxic torts, EPLI and employment defense, insured wrongful termination cases and Directors and Officers policy claims, to name a few. We defend claims for personal injury and property damage, including catastrophic injury, brain damage, paralysis, loss of limb, death, loss of profit, loss of income and punitive damages.
The trial attorneys practicing in insurance defense have vast trial experience with jury and bench trials in State and Federal court, having won trials in several states and jurisdictions, including California, Nevada, and Colorado. Many of the trial attorneys who practice insurance defense for McCormick Barstow are members of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA). McCormick Barstow has one of the most experienced, largest, and most accomplished insurance defense practices in Central California, with extensive experience not only in trial but in analyzing cases, evaluating exposures, engaging in discovery and preparing defenses, drafting and arguing motions for summary judgment and taking cases successfully through mediation and/or arbitration. The firm’s insurance defense attorneys regularly prepare litigation budgets for their clients and work with the insurers, self-insured pools, and public entities to come to the desired resolution in a cost-effective manner.