Insurance Litigation


Bowditch & Dewey offers a full-service insurance litigation practice that concentrates on trial and appellate work in state and federal courts. We also render opinions and advice on insurance coverage and bad faith issues throughout the United States and defend insureds on duty-to-defend policies. We work on resolving complex and high value risk exposures in our representation of carriers in coverage and bad faith litigation and handle complex commercial litigation facing insurance and reinsurance clients. When appropriate, we have substantial experience resolving issues through alternative dispute resolution methods and techniques. Among the matters we handle are:

Coverage Opinions, Advice and Litigation

  • Bad faith/extra-contractual liability
  • Professional lability/errors & omissions
  • Directors & officers
  • Financial lines coverages
  • Construction defects
  • Product liability
  • Property
  • EPL
  • Environmental
  • Claims handling
  • Reinsurance audits
  • Trials in state and federal courts
  • Arbitration, including AAA, Bermuda form, and U.K.
  • Appeals at all levels
  • Advice, opinions, and monitoring on most lines of property & casualty, including:  D&O, E&O, financial lines, CGL, property, data & privacy, EPL, fiduciary/bond, and ERISA
  • Policy wording and drafting
  • Manuscripted endorsements

Complex Commercial Litigation Involving Insurance Co

  • Regulatory investigations
  • Regulatory subpoenas
  • Civil investigatory demands ("CID")
  • Antitrust
  • Unfair trade practices
  • Securities laws
  • Corporate governance
  • Trade secret
  • Intellectual property
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Contract disputes