Insurance Defense

Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys serve on a number of panels for leading insurance companies and self-insured entities, handling claims of all types. Our attorneys have successfully resolved cases involving bodily injury and property damage claims, including, but not limited to automobile, trucking and motor carrier liability, and commercial vehicles; premises liability; professional liability, including legal, accounting and agent/broker malpractice; dram shop/liquor liability; property damage, including construction defect, fire and casualty losses; construction site injuries; product liability; general liability, aviation accidents and environmental torts. We also provide coverage analysis, including reservation of rights correspondence, opinions, and defending bad faith and coverage litigation matters.

In addition to representing insureds through insurance companies, Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys represent government and public entities, self-insured companies and Native American tribal governments and enterprises. We represent defendants in insurance coverage disputes and bad-faith claims, defending all types of litigation involving insurance-related issues, including first and third party bad-faith suits, brokerage disputes, surplus lines insurance and declaratory judgment actions.

We make every effort to minimize the expense of litigation for our clients through alternative dispute resolution strategies, including mediation, arbitration and mini trials when appropriate to achieve client goals. Of course, our ultimate motivation is to achieve the best outcome for our client by providing outstanding representation from the outset through successful resolution.


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Environmental/Toxic Tort Litigation

Burch & Cracchiolo lawyers represent clients in complex toxic tort and environmental litigation practice, primarily in defending clients for commercial and cost recovery, toxic torts and land use litigation and related insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation

Our insurance coverage practice encompasses first-party and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith claims. Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys typically represent insurance companies in these cases, but the firm has represented insureds in selected cases.

We represent insurance companies in coverage and bad faith litigation involving a wide variety of matters arising under numerous types of policies, including commercial general liability policies, directors and officers liability policies, policies, WRAP/OCIP/CCIP policies, property and casualty policies, professional errors and omissions policies and life and disability insurance policies.

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