Dickstein Shapiro is one of the United States’ leading law firms in representing policyholders around the world in disputes with their insurers. Ranked as one of the largest practices in the United States by Business Insurance, Dickstein Shapiro has the deep experience in a broad range of issues that is necessary to provide clients with superior representation in all insurance coverage matters. The firm’s insurance coverage attorneys provide advice and strategies that identify coverage opportunities, protect against unnecessary losses, and secure revenue from insurance policies through litigation and alternative means. This work is conducted with one primary focus—maximizing each client’s bottom line. Since the beginning of 2007, firm attorneys have recovered more than $5 billion on behalf of policyholders in matters involving a wide range of coverage types, claims, and industries.
Attorneys in the firm’s national Insurance Coverage Group have been industry leaders for more than 30 years. Dickstein Shapiro was named Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, ranked among the top five insurance practices in the United States by Law360; and was the sole recipient of Chambers USA’s prestigious 2008 Award for Excellence in the “Insurance Coverage: Policyholder” category. The firm’s insurance coverage attorneys do more than just practice insurance coverage law—they shape and influence it with cutting edge litigation, mediation, arbitration, and settlement strategies that lead to landmark rulings and major advances for firm clients. From key decisions in the early days of asbestos insurance coverage litigation in the 1980s to the Sempra Energy political risk verdict, hailed as one of the United States’ largest verdicts of 2008 by The National Law Journal, Dickstein Shapiro’s insurance coverage attorneys are leaders and pioneers in the industry.
Dickstein Shapiro offers comprehensive services to policyholders throughout the United States and abroad. Firm attorneys represent clients in matters ranging from policy audits to risk assessments to litigation for coverage recoveries to complex resolution options that include strategic settlements and other options. In these and in other matters not requiring litigation, the firm represented many Fortune 500 policyholders as well as small and privately held companies, industrial companies, utilities, entertainment industry companies, municipalities, state governments, charities, and nonprofit organizations.
Described as “one of the most respected and largest legal teams devoted to representing policyholders in complicated insurance disputes” by Lawdragon, Dickstein Shapiro provides superior representation for its clients. With decades of landmark, precedent-setting work on behalf of policyholders and a range of comprehensive services and unique capabilities, Dickstein Shapiro has the strength, depth, and breadth to handle the most complex insurance coverage matters for the most sophisticated clients in the world.
Dickstein Shapiro attorneys have obtained litigation victories and successful settlements in insurance coverage matters across a number of areas. These include policy types such as commercial general liability (CGL), crime and fidelity, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, insurance broker liability, and political risk and property, as well as loss types such as environmental, food and product contamination, and property and business interruption losses. Firm attorneys also have significant experience in industry-specific coverage issues, such as those related to the entertainment industry, and experience conducting policy and risk audits.