Selman, Leichenger, Edson, Hsu, Newman & Moore LLP has developed a reputation as one of the most prominent coverage firms on the West Coast. In fact, insurance companies from all over the United States rely on the firm for interpretation of policies and analysis of obligations, duties, rights, and remedies with regard to issues arising from contract interpretation.
Proper analysis of insurance policies is an essential part of a carrier's business, whether they be comprehensive general liability policies, errors and omissions, directors and officers, professional services liability, employer's liability, travel insurance, homeowners, auto, or any other type of form. The correct coverage decision can save defense fees and indemnification costs, and limit the company's exposure to extracontractual damages. Our appointment by major carriers as regional coverage counsel is testament to our ability in this area and the importance we attach to prompt, proper, and realistic coverage analysis.
We provide coverage opinions and consultations on subjects dealing with all lines of coverage throughout the United States. Beyond the policies listed above, the firm is also adept in areas as diverse and focused as entertainment, media, health care, environmental, construction, garage, and auto dealership coverage issues.
We have significant experience in defending our insurance carrier clients in court, litigating coverage issues, and defending carriers in bad faith cases. We also have an impressive documented record of success in the trial and appellate courts of California, helping to establish favorable coverage law for the insurance industry as a whole, including work in the court of appeal, California Supreme Court, and federal circuit courts of appeal.
Within our extensive insurance coverage practice, the firm combines its broad experience and strategic planning skills with highly efficient execution to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients, and has earned a first-rate reputation among insurance and reinsurance companies alike.
Gregory J. NewmanPartnerLos Angeles
Bridget A. MoorheadPartnerSan Diego
Diana L. WinfreyPartnerLos Angeles
Debra B. BranseSenior AssociateSan Francisco
Jeffrey S. TindalOf CounselPacific Northwest