Newmeyer Dillion has broad experience in resolving all types of insurance disputes for both individuals and business policyholders. Our attorneys have successfully represented policyholders in hundreds of third-party liability insurance disputes involving an insurer’s duty to investigate, defend, indemnify, and settle claims against the policyholder. The firm also represents policyholders in first-party claims to obtain benefits and damages, including punitive damages, against their insurers.

Our attorneys have successfully represented policyholders at both the trial and the appellate level in landmark insurance coverage cases, including Presley Homes, Inc. v. American States Insurance Company (2001) 90 Cal.App.4th 571, which established that additional insureds are entitled to the same immediate and complete defense benefit owed to the named insured.

On behalf of our clients, we have recovered hundreds of millions in policy benefits for policyholders. For example, we have obtained a $26.5 million jury verdict against a national insurance company based on its refusal to defend a developer in a landslide case.

Our attorneys have successfully represented policyholders in disputes involving all types of insurance policies including:

  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Construction claims
  • Environmental/Pollution claims
  • Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Wrap-Up Policies
  • OCIPs
  • CCIPs
  • Rolling Wraps
  • Captives
  • Fronting Policy
  • Directors & Officers
  • Builder's Risk
  • Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment practices
  • Homeowners
  • Mold contamination
  • Water and fire damage
  • Landslides
  • Automobile
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance