Insurance Defense

Drawing upon the depth of our skill and expertise in insurance defense and coverage, as well as subrogation claims, our clients rely on us to develop and implement successful defense strategies, solve difficult legal problems, and advise them on their critical insurance and legal issues in virtually all areas of insurance defense and coverage.

Our attorneys have conducted the defense in matters ranging from large construction accidents involving bodily injury and property damage claims to professional and products liability as well as premises liability and security claims. We have defended landlords, transportation and railroad companies, religious institutions, schools and clergy, construction companies, scaffold and hoist companies, health care professionals as well as manufacturers, distributors and vendors.  

The firm is also noted for its sensitivity to the budgetary concerns of both insurers and insureds, and consequently we seek to resolve claims in the early stages of litigation, including aggressively and routinely pursuing dispositive motion practice.

We credit our success as defense attorneys to the thorough preparation and team work between the carrier, the insured, and the firm. These collaborative efforts have frequently enabled us to prevail on summary judgment motions, thus saving our clients the escalating costs typically associated with preparing for trials.

In close connection with its insurance defense practice, FRENCH & CASEY’S attorneys frequently provide counsel on insurance coverage issues, review bad faith claims, and pursue declaratory judgment actions. We routinely prepare coverage analyses and opinions regarding commercial general liability policies, builder’s risk polices, commercial auto and trucking policies, as well as policies for marine and media companies and various employment practices.