Insurance

Practice Contacts

Matthew S. Foy
Partner

Ronald K. Alberts
Partner

William P. Shelley
Office Managing Partner

"A robust insurance group with well-honed skill 
in coverage, bad faith and appeal work."

"The firm is creative, forceful, extremely
knowledgeable and thorough in its analyses."

"Extremely responsive and highly strategic
in their approach."

Chambers USA

Gordon & Rees’s Insurance Group is focused on providing national and local representation and counseling to both regional and many of the world’s largest domestic and foreign insurers.  With over a 40-year track record, the Insurance Group is one of the largest and most experienced of its kind and has established Gordon & Rees as a go-to firm for the most complex and highest stakes insurance coverage matters.

The Insurance Group consists of 120 attorneys in offices throughout the country including California (San Francisco , Oakland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego), Alabama (Birmingham), Arizona (Phoenix), Colorado (Denver), Connecticut (Hartford), Florida (Miami, Tampa), Georgia (Atlanta), Illinois (Chicago), Maryland (Baltimore), Massachusetts (Boston), Missouri (St. Louis), Nevada (Las Vegas), New Jersey (Florham Park), New York (Manhattan, Long Island), North Carolina (Raleigh), Oregon (Portland), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston), Washington (Seattle), and Washington, DC.  Described by Law360 as a California Powerhouse, Gordon & Rees is ranked 75th in the National Law Journal’s NLJ500, has 38 offices in 24 states, and has achieved a true national footprint.
 
We regularly handle a full range of insurance matters, from routine to precedent-setting cases involving high exposure claims and emerging legal theories.  With a core focus on providing practical coverage advice and effective representation to insurers, we have expertise across the spectrum of insurance lines, including, but not limited to: Commercial General Liability; ERISA, Life, Health & Disability; Professional Liability; Excess/Umbrella Liability; Property & Casualty; Errors & Omissions, Directors & Officers; OCIP/CCIP; Reinsurance; and Surety.
 
We understand the business of insurance and the reality that small decisions can sometimes have institutional impacts.  We therefore strive to create a seamless and comprehensive partnership with our clients that provides end-to-end advice and counseling.  This starts with a broad range of non-litigation services, including product development, policy drafting, claim management solutions, claim handling and statutory compliance training, claim review, and coverage advice.  If litigation is necessary or unavoidable, the Insurance Group has a deep bench of litigation and trial attorneys with a proven record of defeating claims at the summary judgment stage and trial, and achieving creative and favorable results for clients through alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
 
Some areas of focus with dedicated sub-practice groups include:

 

 

 

 

Insurance Fast Facts

  • 129 Attorneys
  • National footprint with attorneys specializing in insurance matters in "difficult" jurisdictions including California, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Washington, and others
  • In-depth experience across the spectrum of insurance products
  • End-to-end client services from product development through claim advice, litigation and appellate work
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