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Skilled Attorneys with Exceptional Insurance Experience

Our Insurance Law Group is uniquely qualified to handle your insurance issues.

Parsons Behle & Latimer’s insurance practice group represents corporate and individual insureds, insurance companies and related entities.

The firm’s insurance expertise has its roots where this firm began – representing clients worldwide in the mining industry. For more than a century, the firm has represented mining and utility clients in insurance coverage matters such as pollution claims, mining disasters and failure of power generation equipment. In past decades, our insurance expertise has widened with the addition of lawyers who previously spent part of their careers handling insurance defense, cutting their teeth in the courtroom with high-stakes third-party insurance claims. And our insurance lawyers continue to boast extensive experience in first-party matters, both on claims-made and occurrence policies. We have substantial experience in complex policy analysis. Several of our insurance lawyers regularly teach and publish in the insurance field on a wide variety of topics.

Our attorneys offer the following expertise:

  • Bad Faith Issues:  We represent individuals and businesses who have claims that their insurers breached the various duties owed by insurers to their insureds.  As an example, in early 2020, we obtained a judgment of just under $2 million for an insured in a bad faith lawsuit against his medical malpractice carrier.
  • Complex Liability Coverage Issues: We regularly advise insureds on coverage issues and defend them in declaratory judgment lawsuits. We have represented insureds in a number of claims involving privacy, business interruption, environmental cleanups, industrial accidents, professional liability and construction defects. We have extensive expertise in dedicated pollution coverage policies, and we have represented insurers under large “wrap-up” insurance policies for major construction projects.
  • Cumis Counsel:  We have been chosen by insureds to act as cumis counsel to defend the insureds in third party lawsuits where a conflict has arisen between them and the insurer. 
  • D&O Coverage: New D&O coverage issues arise almost every day. Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of this coverage and have been instrumental in assisting clients in obtaining defense and liability payments under the various “sides” of D&O policies.
  • ERISA. In addition to our firm’s general ERISA practice, our attorneys have advised clients concerning the special issues that arise under ERISA in connection with life insurance and accidental death insurance issued in connection with ERISA-covered plans.
  • Insurance Legislation. We have advised clients and assisted in drafting proposed legislation in Utah on insurance issues, and we have appeared before legislative committees to discuss and explain proposed legislation.

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