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Practices

INSURANCE COVERAGE

Litchfield Cavo insurance coverage attorneys deliver the best possible coverage assessments by carefully scrutinizing policy language and the facts pursuant to applicable law in a straightforward manner.

Our attorneys analyze coverage and advise clients when navigating the increasingly dangerous extra-contractual environment, including counseling on insurance policies for areas such as first- and third-party, primary and excess, life, professional liability and reinsurance.

Coverage Determination

Since 1998, Litchfield Cavo attorneys have been at the forefront of major coverage developments. Our attorneys provide practical approaches to the resolution of coverage disputes. Our nationwide team of experienced coverage attorneys provide prompt, meaningful advice.

Our clients continue to rely on our breadth of experience for drafting new policy language and evaluating compliance with statutory requirements.

Our Insurance Coverage Record

Litchfield Cavo attorneys defend the insurer’s coverage decisions in conference rooms, during trial, at the appellate courts and before arbitration panels across the country. Our attorneys have a solid record of success in insurance coverage litigation.  The following are some representative matters:

  • Successfully defended insurer clients respecting coverage for municipal liability for civil rights claims for wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution.
  • Obtained summary judgment involving application of the family exclusion in a homeowner’s policy where children sued stepfather’s estate for murder/suicide of their mother.
  • Defense of insurance company against bad faith claims for not “splitting” a file, notwithstanding the insurer’s unreserved acceptance of the tender of defense.
  • Monitored defense counsel in multi-plaintiff cases alleging violations of Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
  • Coordinated with other national coverage counsel to address concussion-related litigation against the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), helmet manufacturers and other entities.
  • Assisted with resolution of hundreds of property claims arising from hurricanes in southern and southeastern states.
  • Obtained summary judgment and favorable state appellate rulings relating to trigger of coverage for wrongful incarceration cases, overruling adverse federal decisions and avoiding multimillion dollar exposure.
  • Obtained summary judgment on the duty to defend a complex intellectual property case involving over $6 million in claimed defense costs.
Krystal Acosta
Krystal Acosta
Associate
FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 954.689.3040
Mark Atlas
Mark Atlas
Partner
FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 754.701.1051
Joseph E. Boury
Joseph E. Boury
Partner
NY – New York
T: 212.818.0311
Daniel B. Cantor
Daniel B. Cantor
Associate
NV – Las Vegas
T: 702.916.0505
Mary Beth Canty
Mary Beth Canty
Associate
IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6629
Stephanie H. Carlton
Stephanie H. Carlton
Associate
FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 954.689.3022
Corban J. Cavanaugh
Corban J. Cavanaugh
Associate
IL – Chicago | IN – Highland
T: 312.781.6597
T. Justin Chapman
T. Justin Chapman
Partner
PA – Philadelphia | NJ – Cherry Hill
T: 215.999.5784
Leo Gerard Daly
Leo Gerard Daly
Partner
PA – Pittsburgh | WV – Barboursville
T: 412.291.8250
Dennis M. Dolan
Dennis M. Dolan
Partner
IL – Chicago | IN – Highland
T: 312.781.6641
Erin K. Doughty
Associate
IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6690
J. Philip Fraley
J. Philip Fraley
Local Office Managing Partner - Barboursville
WV – Barboursville
T: 304.302.0500
Pamela B. Gautier
Pamela B. Gautier
Associate
LA – New Orleans area
T: 985.869.8705
Inessa S. Holly
Inessa S. Holly
Associate
IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6621
Collin D. Jackson
Collin D. Jackson
Associate
FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 954.628.3531
Susan M. Kelly
Susan M. Kelly
Partner
MO – St. Louis
T: 314.396.8604
Isahak Khachatryan
Associate
CA – Los Angeles area
T: 626.683.5099
Gary I. Khutorsky
Gary I. Khutorsky
Partner
FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 954.689.3006
Dana B. Kuczynski
Dana B. Kuczynski
Associate
FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 954.689.3025
Michael T. Lynch
Associate
CT – Hartford area
T: 860.413.2708
James A. Murray
James A. Murray
Associate
PA – Philadelphia | NJ – Cherry Hill
T: 215.999.5790
Brian W. Norkett
Brian W. Norkett
Of Counsel
IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6685
Allison M. Patterson
Allison M. Patterson
Associate
PA – Philadelphia
T: 215.999.5789
Peter J. Ponziani
Peter J. Ponziani
Partner
CT – Hartford area
T: 860.413.2710
Lionel F. Rivera
Lionel F. Rivera
Counsel
FL – Fort Lauderdale
T: 954.689.3000
Robert A. Shults
Robert A. Shults
Of Counsel
TX – Houston
T: 713.418.2000
Brett F. Willie
Brett F. Willie
Counsel
LA – New Orleans area
T: 985.869.8703
Stephanie Wing Tipton
Partner
IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6636
Jenny Xu
Jenny Xu
Associate
NY – New York
T: 212.792.9779