Insurance Recovery

Recovery strategies with proven results

The availability of insurance drives many business and litigation decisions. The Insurance Counseling and Recovery Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP advises clients on insurance issues and represents policyholders in coverage disputes with their insurance companies. We have recovered millions of insurance dollars for our clients, allowing them to recover losses, stay in business, and plan confidently for the future.

The Insurance Counseling and Recovery Group evaluates coverage involving a wide variety of claims including the following:

  • Directors and officers alleged misconduct
  • Wrongful termination and other employment practices
  • Securities
  • Disability
  • Unfair competition
  • Property damage and business interruption
  • Construction defects
  • Personal injury and advertising injury
  • Environmental liability
  • Trademark infringement
  • Copyright infringement
  • Patent infringement
  • Fidelity bonds

JMBM's Insurance Counseling and Recovery Group is experienced in negotiating settlements with insurance carriers on behalf of our clients. However, when insurance companies deny meritorious claims, JMBM's litigators are vigorous and capable advocates with a strong record of recovery through litigation-- including the recovery of attorneys' fees.

Our Intellectual Property lawyers are experienced in the insurance coverage issues surrounding trademark and copyright infringement. We have expertise in reviewing insurance policies, including the Advertising Injury portion, to determine if a basis for coverage exists and proactively advocating with the insured's carrier to obtain coverage.

Disaster Recovery Representation

We understand how difficult it is for organizations to deal with the numerous complex issues involved in a disaster. JMBM's team has represented companies hit by major disasters -- including mass disasters involving significant loss of life and property. We know how to mobilize quickly to assess damage and address the many urgent issues including liability and insurance recovery.

Our lawyers litigate with insurance companies on a regular basis, and we are experienced in dealing with them in the context of major disasters. We have achieved successful results for our clients, allowing them to survive losses of extreme proportions.

JMBM's disaster recovery team helps find the right consultants and professionals needed to assess and address losses. We also provide guidance to business owners in developing disaster response plans, including reviewing disaster insurance.

JMBM's around-the-clock availability and vigorous advocacy of our clients' interests, is a given. It is our experience in dealing with insurance companies and the successful results we have achieved for clients hit with disasters that set our disaster recovery representation apart from that of other law firms.

JMBM's Insurance Counseling and Recovery Group is committed to aggressively advancing our clients' positions at every juncture in the recovery process. Please call us to discuss how we can help you recover.

  • JMBM represented a major financial institution in a fire that destroyed numerous floors of their headquarters building in downtown Los Angeles. The resulting fire damage resulted in substantial insurance claims. On behalf of the bank, JMBM handled ongoing, complex negotiations with insurance carriers. After several years of negotiation, all fire damages were covered by insurance.
  • JMBM represented the owner of a major resort property in Hawaii which was badly damaged by a hurricane. We were involved in wide ranging recovery issues including real estate, construction, labor and employment law, and insurance recovery. Negotiations with insurance carriers included coverage for vast property damage and business interruption. JMBM's labor lawyers represented the […]
  • JMBM represented the owner of the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel which was devastated by an act of arson and resulted in the greatest loss of human life in any U.S. hotel fire. This fire killed more than 100 people, injured over 600 people and caused substantial property damage to the hotel. Initial claims filed […]
  • After aggressively arguing with the carrier's coverage counsel, JMBM was able to obtain defense coverage for our client based upon construing the infringement allegations as trade libel allegations, a covered offense.
  • JMBM represented a former officer of a company sued in a securities fraud class action in obtaining coverage under the directors and officers liability insurance. A decision in the coverage case in favor of the client was affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit. We also represented the FDIC in actions against former officers and […]
  • JMBM represented members of a homeowners association sued by the Coastal Commission for violations of laws relating to beachfront property; we were successful in maximizing insurance contributions to the settlement and in the payment of attorneys fees.