Fields Howell attorneys have significant experience in all aspects of primary and excess commercial and homeowner’s property insurance. Our attorneys advise multiple insurers throughout the insurance industry on complex first-party policy coverage issues in the United States and abroad, covering a wide-ranging spectrum of perils such as fire and arson, hurricanes and windstorm, industrial catastrophe, mold, water damage, manuscript policy contractual damages, time element coverage, civil authority, and commercial crime.
In one such example, Fields Howell was selected to be national coordinating counsel for the Lloyd’s, London Binder Market with respect to defending and monitoring litigation brought in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Fields Howell developed a comprehensive approach to guiding clients through the maze of varied federal and state court rulings and administrative requirements regarding coverage issues that arose post-Katrina in the Gulf States.
Our attorneys routinely handle novel and diverse interpretation issues, analyze, investigate, and resolve coverage disputes, assist clients in reserving rights, investigate arson cause and origin claims, conduct examinations under oath, locate and prepare experts for trial, and position claims for litigation, should that be necessary, including filing and defending declaratory judgment actions. Our insurance expertise allows us to conduct discovery efficiently and thoroughly, often gaining a quick advantage.