Civil litigation almost always involves some form of insurance. Indeed, even the lack of insurance triggers legal disputes that end up in the courtroom or in appellate courts. Our firm offers decades of experience in evaluating the existence of coverage, the scope of that coverage, and the remedies available based upon the handling of insurance-based disputes.
Wilson Smith attorneys have been at the forefront of insurance coverage law and litigation for more than two decades. We provide coverage analysis and advice on commercial and personal lines; first-party property matters; third-party liability claims; and facultative and treaty reinsurance matters.
Our firm vigorously and effectively defends property, casualty, and life insurers against claims of violating Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and Insurance Fair Conduct Act; and of committing bad faith in state and federal courts throughout the Pacific Northwest. We also regularly provide advice to our clients about complying with insurance regulations and statutes.
Wilson Smith attorneys have extensive experience effectively handling large and complex subrogation matters in a wide variety of contexts, from fires to faulty engineering and design. We are typically able to respond within hours to a new loss and to coordinate with preeminent experts to assess the scene, based upon our long-standing relationships with these professionals. We routinely achieve prompt, favorable results by developing both common and unique legal theories.