The Insurance Coverage Group is co-chaired by Glenn Kaminska and William J. Mitchell. This Group is involved with all aspects of insurance issues in all counties in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, as well as the Federal Courts.
The Coverage Group is frequently called upon to offer coverage opinions on issues that affect a client's decision making ability. The group members assist in drafting disclaimers or reservation of rights letters and take the appropriate steps to protect a client's interests.
The Insurance Coverage Group has experience in resolving insurance disputes from inception through trial, as well as appeals. The firm's Appellate Practice Group works closely with the members of the Coverage Group with pre-appeal issues and with respect to appeals.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling a wide range of coverage issues arising from high exposure property damage and general liability claims to the representation of individual insureds in an effort to obtain coverage. We advise our clients on a variety of topics, including notice, disclaimer, trigger of coverage, additional insured endorsements, exclusions, bad-faith claims, claims handling, punitive damages, self-insured retentions, anti-subrogation, as well as excess and co-insurance issues. Such topics arise in many different contexts, including professional claims, intellectual property, construction site accidents, property damage, toxic torts, motor vehicle, and personal lines.
In addition to the representation of clients, our attorneys have lectured before bar associations, claims organizations, as well as claims professionals at various insurance companies and at self-insured organizations. We are proud that our articles have appeared in various publications, notably the New York Law Journal.
The Insurance Coverage Group is an invaluable asset to the firm and to our clients. Whether providing an isolated coverage opinion, engaging in full litigation, representing clients at depositions or at mediations, or simply conducting a seminar, the members of the Group stand ready to assist our clients.