Insurance

Wolf Wallenstein's insurance attorneys concentrate on representing individual and corporate policyholders across California from the earliest stages of policy language negotiations through claims, arbitrations, and litigation. We advises clients on a wide-array of insurance issues as part of its practice of insurance risk management counseling. Our advice is supported by its experience litigating insurance coverage issues in state and federal courts around the United States.

Based in Los Angeles, Wolf Wallenstein’s policyholder clients include real estate investors and owners, Fortune 500 companies, business entities, individuals, and others across California and the rest of the country. Our insurance attorneys have decades of experience helping clients with policyholder litigation and counseling involving commercial general liability (“CGL”), first-party and third-party property (“property”), business interruption and extra expense (“BI/EE”), environmental, construction, and directors and officers (“D&O”). 

Policyholder Litigation

Wolf Wallenstein represents policyholders in coverage litigation against insurance companies, including the pursuit of bad faith claims, related to insurance policies providing coverage for CGL, property, BI/EE, environmental, construction, employment and D&O.

Relevant Experience: 

  • Represented behavioral care facility in coverage litigation involving CGL insurance requiring motion practice to dismiss federal court action filed by insurer in the insurer’s failed attempt to shift the dispute to federal court.

  • Represented multi-family building limited partnership and public pension fund in coverage litigation involving property insurance dispute involving $150M+ in damages.

  • Represented aerospace manufacturer in coverage litigation involving historical environmental insurance involving multiple facilities with different contamination and coverage characteristics.

Policyholder Counseling

Our firm advises policyholders on a wide-range of insurance issues and policies, including CGL, property, BI/EE, environmental, construction, employment and D&O.

Relevant Experience: 

  • Represented pipeline company in coverage dispute involving environmental liability insurance related to unintended pipeline upset that discharged pipeline materials into a neighboring waterway.

  • Represented private university in coverage dispute involving employment liability insurance related to class action employment coverage.

  • Represented law firm in coverage dispute involving D&O liability insurance related to defense and indemnity obligations resulting in complete payment of defense and indemnity.