Insurance Coverage And Practices

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (SFMS) has significant experience in the field of insurance coverage and insurance practices. Our attorneys have negotiated and litigated with many major U.S. insurance companies, the London Market and other international insurers.

Our clients include businesses, pension funds, financial institutions, government entities and self-insured employers, as well as corporate executives and officers, professionals, fiduciaries and other individuals. Our insurance law attorneys practice extensively in Connecticut and New York, but with multiple offices across the United States and in the U.K., and extensive federal court experience, SFMS is able to address insurance disputes and litigation nationwide and internationally.

Broad Spectrum Experience In Insurance Litigation

SFMS attorneys have handled a wide range of insurance coverage matters, including:

  • Business interruption
  • Defamation and other torts
  • Health insurance
  • Financial guaranty insurance
  • Workers' compensation and self-insurance injury claims
  • Privacy (data breach)
  • Media and advertising liability
  • Director and officers liability (D&O)
  • Errors and omissions liability (professional malpractice)
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Employment practices liability
  • Environmental cleanup and toxic tort liability
  • Fidelity bonds (employee dishonesty) and crime insurance
  • Product liability
  • Personal injury claims
  • Property and valuable articles coverage

SFMS attorneys have experience with all principal coverage issues that arise under standard liability and first-party property policies, as well as many types of specialty coverage. We have addressed many of the procedural aspects of insurance coverage litigation, including choice of law, forum non conveniens, party joinder and case management issues, duty-to-defend disputes, and independent counsel and fee-rate limitation issues.

Our insurance lawyers also have extensive experience in handling claims regarding insurance marketing, settlement and payment practices, as well as insurance practices regarding the calculation of benefits. SFMS attorneys have played a substantial role in litigating major insurance-practice-related claims with respect to automobile insurance loss adjustment practices, burial insurance, health insurance and continuation of benefits issues, title insurance charges and vanishing premium insurance policies.

We have litigated these matters in state and federal courts, but our lawyers are also well-versed in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Call our Connecticut or New York offices, or contact SFMS online to arrange a consultation about your insurance matter elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad.