Experienced in every aspect of insurance coverage, our attorneys and litigators achieve favorable outcomes in high-demand, highly contentious and complex matters throughout California and wherever our clients need us. We manage interpretation and litigation cases involving every type of insurance policy, including commercial general liability, directors & officers, errors & omissions and homeowners policies.
Covering the Risks of Coverage Disputes
Archer Norris attorneys help insurers mitigate, and when possible, avoid, the risks inherent in coverage disputes, including protracted litigation, reputation management and a diversion of business resources. We provide guidance on compliance with state regulations and manage insurance related unfair competition claims. Our complete litigation services include arbitration, mediation, jury trial, bench trials and appeals.
Focusing on Practical Results for Global, National and California Insurers
We have obtained favorable coverage dispute outcomes in complex cases involving construction defects, food contamination, environmental remediation, additional insured endorsements and allocation of defense and indemnity payments among multiple insurers.
Providing Comprehensive Coverage Counsel
From a bad faith claim involving The Beatles and Apple Computer, to mold exposure coverage disputes, our experience is extensive. We counsel on claims-handling strategies and endorsements, issues of bad faith and contribution, duty to defend, duty to settle, breach of contract, third-party claims under reservation of rights, and good faith claims-handling practices.
Offering On-the-Ground Coverage Knowledge
Archer Norris attorneys focused on insurance coverage draft manuscript policies, provide coverage analysis and opinions, and train clients on coverage issues and claims handling. Other areas in our practice scope include examinations under oath, indemnity and subrogation, primary and excess carriers, reinsurers, agents, brokers and risk managers, and insurance agency and brokerage issues.
Sharing What We Know with Whom We Know
Recognized for our industry knowledge, and the engaging way we share it, our attorneys frequently speak on topical insurance issues, including before the Defense Research Institute, Continuing Education of the Bar, American Bar Association and Risk Insurance Management Society.
California Insurance Law
California Insurance Law provides a basic framework about insurance law and major cases in California. Succinct, yet powerful, it travels well and makes a wonderful desktop companion for the issues insurance professionals and those in related industries confront every day. It is authored by Archer Norris coverage lawyers GailAnn Y. Stargardter, Rand L. Chritton, Andrew J. King and Erin M. Gallagher.