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Dinsmore is listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys for 2012.

Insurance

The firm's Insurance Practice Group has extensive knowledge and experience in insurance law matters, and our insurance practice is nationwide. Over the past three decades, we have represented insurance carriers in some of the most significant coverage litigation tried around the country, including the first asbestos "trigger" decision. We are known for our work on behalf of insurance carriers in complex, multi-party coverage actions, as well as single policyholder actions. We also consult with insurance carriers to manage and minimize risk by providing coverage opinions, providing claims handling advice, and managing litigation and other disputed claims. We also routinely defend bad faith cases and engage in pre-litigation "preventative lawyering" to avoid bad faith claims.

In addition, our attorneys have litigated or otherwise handled a variety of disputes involving insurance agents and brokers, as a result of which, we have developed a thorough understanding of agency relationships and the legal and factual issues that affect agent and broker duties and liability. Our attorneys also have served as outside counsel to the statutory liquidator of certain failed property and casualty insurance companies, thereby becoming intimately familiar with the statutory liquidation process. We also handle ERISA litigation and reinsurance, premium, and reserving disputes. We additionally offer the insurance industry a full range of legislative and regulatory government relations services, including representing insurers in administrative proceedings; lobbying and advocacy; drafting bills, position papers and rulemaking comments; and directing and participating in coalitions and grassroots campaigns.

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