Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Service Details

Insurance Coverage and Litigation

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP has extensive experience in counseling clients on insurance coverage issues and in litigating insurance disputes. We are frequently called upon to provide analysis of complex and cutting edge insurance coverage issues involving insureds and risks located throughout the United States and around the world. We are also frequently consulted to provide recommendations on a wide range of insurance coverage issues which we recognize that, although not necessarily classified as cutting-edge or complex, are every bit as important to those involved in the disputes. 

Our approach is to work with clients in an effort to resolve problems, wherever possible, from a practical perspective with an aim to avoiding litigation. Where that is not possible, our firm has increasingly-rare experience litigating complex insurance disputes, including those involving allegations of bad faith, through trial by jury in the California courts and successfully defending ensuing appeals. Our expertise includes litigating in state and federal courts throughout the United States, international arbitration, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Representative Clients and Matters

  • Frequently represent London insurance market and other major insurers of complex risks in all aspects of insurance analysis, defense of their insureds, and related litigation. 
  • Complete defense of a complex multimillion dollar bad faith case tried to a jury for insurance industry.
  • Extensive experience representing a wide range of industries in complex litigation presenting insurance-related issues.