Insurance coverage is a technical and confusing area of law which requires years of experience to master. The attorneys of Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn have over 100 combined years of experience handling all types of insurance problems and issues. Our attorneys have obtained numerous published decisions from the California Court of Appeal helping to shape the law of insurance coverage in the state of California. Our attorneys have written hundreds of insurance coverage opinions for clients, analyzing various policies in different factual settings. Attorneys at Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn are experienced with various policies and coverages, including:
- Commercial General Liability Policies
- Excess Policies
- Reinsurance Coverage
- Homeowners Insurance Policies
- Auto Insurance Policies
- Property and Casualty Insurance Coverage
- Errors and Omissions Policies
- Claims Made Coverage
- Occurrence Coverage
- Additional Insured Endorsements
- Contractors’ Coverage
- Aircraft Policies
- Boating Policies
- Employment Practices Liability Coverage
- Hospital Policies
- Disability Policies
- Vendors Endorsements
- Umbrella Policies
Attorneys at Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn represent insureds and insurers in providing cogent and cutting edge analysis. When a dispute arises, our attorneys are extremely well positioned to make the best coverage arguments for our clients, often persuading the other party to our clients’ view and avoiding protracted litigating. However, if resolution is not otherwise available, Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn’s attorneys have a proven track record of successfully litigated insurance coverage cases through judgment and appeal.
We have defended insurance companies and sued insurance companies, giving us the unique perspective to understand our adversary’s strategies and weak spots. Unlike some law firms, we do not vilify the entire insurance industry. Many insurers are fair, professional and reasonable in their handling of claims and we provide coverage advice to some of them who appreciate our in-depth understanding of insurance law and our ability to provide clear and objective opinions regarding the insurer’s contractual duty. In cases where an insurer is unreasonable in its conduct toward its insured, we have represented insureds in “bad faith” litigation, seeking to enforce the insured’s rights and to obtain appropriate financial recovery.
Some policies have language requiring or permitting the insured and the insurer to engage in arbitration, as an alternative to litigation in court. We have handled numerous such arbitrations and are quite familiar with the issues and procedures.