Insurance Policy Coverage Opinions and Disputes

A cornerstone of Wilkins Patterson is the representation we have provided to insurance carriers as both coverage counsel as well as litigation counsel. For more than 30 years, our firm has been guiding insurers through the myriad of coverage disputes that arise, including personal, commercial, business, professional, health, disability as well as excess and umbrella policies.

Our top priority is to produce timely opinion letters that thoroughly analyze questions of coverage and present informed recommendations to our clients. We carefully evaluate coverage positions to create cost-effective strategies for successful resolution including the preparation of coverage opinions, reservation of rights letters, non-waiver agreements and denial letters. This enables our clients to make reasoned and fair decisions concerning their policyholders. When litigation becomes necessary, our attorneys are prepared to vigorously defend our clients’ interests and have extensive experience in filing and defending declaratory judgments.

Other Practice Areas:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

While our firm specializes in litigation, we also recognize the need of insurers and employers to examine all options regarding cost containment.

Appellate Practice

Our lawyers have extensive experience in both federal and state courts.

Civil Rights Defense

Patterson recognize that these claims must be investigated thoroughly but fairly, with close attention to detail.

Construction Defense and Consulting

The lawyers in the construction group at Wilkins Patterson provide consulting services to their clients relating to all facets of the construction industry.

Employment Law

The attorneys at Wilkins Patterson believe in a proactive approach to employment defense, which includes workplace counseling designed to ensure compliance and avoid litigation when possible.

General Liability

Since the 1970s, companies have depended upon the experience, skill and professional dedication of the attorneys at Wilkins Patterson to defend their liability claims.

Motor Vehicle Defense

Motor Vehicle liability defense was a practice area upon which Wilkins Patterson was founded and it continues to be a fundamental practice area today.

Premises Liability

The lawyers at Wilkins Patterson represent business owners in premises liability cases including slip and falls, negligent security, and false imprisonment lawsuits.

Products Liability

Our products liability group represents manufacturers, retailers, medical providers, automobile manufacturers and dealers in a variety of claims.

Rental Purchase Law

Attorneys at Wilkins Patterson represent business clients in matters involving rental purchase laws and contract disputes.