Insurance Litigation

Litigation

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Stevens & Lee handles a wide range of industry-specific litigation matters for property and casualty insurers, life insurers, health insurers, title insurers, investor groups and others in the insurance industry.

Our experienced attorneys have represented insurance companies and the companies they insure in matters including coverage disputes, bad faith claims, ERISA, broker-dealer litigation, product liability and environmental and toxic tort cases, among others.

We have litigated insurance coverage disputes involving environmental coverage, directors and officers policies, errors and omissions policies, surety and construction bonds, fidelity and employee dishonesty policies and CGL policies. Our insurance expertise includes extensive experience litigating bad faith claims.

We have full-time ERISA litigators who have significant experience handling all forms of ERISA litigation. From complex class action to denial of benefit claims, we litigate all aspects of ERISA in our representation of plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, insurers of plan benefits and, as applicable, third party administrators and other plan vendors. We regularly litigate issues arising from fiduciary duty violations, plan designs, amendments and terminations, ESOPs, health and welfare benefit plans and group life insurance plans. We also have extensive experience in denial-of-benefits claims and frequently represent employers, plan administrators and others in benefit disputes under pension plans, health and welfare benefit plans, disability plans, AD&D and group life insurance plans.

We also represent insurance companies in 10b-5 and other securities-based disputes, broker-dealer claims, insurance products litigation and regulatory investigations. We have successfully tried FINRA cases throughout the country, obtained early case dismissals of frivolous claims and negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of national and regional broker-dealers, registered principals and registered representatives. Many of our professionals are Series 7 licensed by FINRA which gives us unique insight.

We represent broker-dealers and registered individuals in SEC, FINRA and state securities commission investigations and enforcement actions. We also represent securities-based and insurance clients in matters in state and federal courts, including litigation regarding retirement plans, insurance product suitability and recruitment.

Stevens & Lee has also been retained by large insurance companies to represent their insureds in major product liability and negligence cases. Our attorneys handle complex civil litigation involving catastrophic injury and theories of strict product liability, premises liability, multi-party litigation and class action suits on behalf of insurance carriers, businesses and individuals. We have defended major claims including damages resulting from quadriplegia, brain damage, cancer and other profound injuries, as well as cases involving carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.

We have successfully litigated and resolved environmental and toxic tort cases ranging from asbestos to lead, mold, solvents, cutting oils and numerous other toxic or allegedly toxic substances on behalf of many of the country’s largest insurers and their clients, and have many years of experience in skillfully managing the complex interrelationships among insurers, insureds and defense counsel.

We have also developed a niche practice within our Bankruptcy Department representing insurers in the bankruptcies of the companies they insure to address their mass tort claims.

Steven J. Adams

Shareholder

sja@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2133

Daniel E.P. Bausher

Shareholder

deb@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2207

G. Thompson Bell, III

Shareholder

gtb@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2203

Marcia A. Binder

Associate

mab@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2126

Charles J. Bloom

General Counsel

cjb@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6001

Mark D. Bradshaw

Shareholder

mdb@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7357

Matthew C. Brunelli

Associate

mcb@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1955

Jeffrey D. Bukowski

Shareholder

jdb@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2215

Rachelle G. Cecala

Associate

rgc@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2065

Todd J. Cook

Shareholder

tjc@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2076

William A. DeStefano

Partner

wad@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1941

Mark C. Franek

Associate

mcf@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6029

Marianne J. Gilmartin

Shareholder

mjg@stevenslee.com

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Scranton: 570.969.5362

Wilkes-Barre: 570.969.5362

Peter G. Glenn

Of Counsel

pgg@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2123

E. Thomas Henefer

Shareholder

eth@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2223

Craig A. Hirneisen

Associate

cah@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2229

Harry A. Horwitz

Shareholder

hah@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1952

Princeton: 609.243.6432

Daniel B. Huyett

dbh@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1956

Reading: 610.478.2219

Christine M. Kovan

Counsel

cmk@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6038

Suzanne M. McSorley

Shareholder

smcs@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6663

Bradley L. Mitchell

Shareholder

blm@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6680

New York: 646.254.6385

Irish “Ryan” Neville

Of Counsel

irn@stevenslee.com

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Charleston: 843.414.8864

David J. Parsells

Shareholder

djp@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6004

Terri A. Pawelski

Shareholder

tap@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1961

Nicholas H. Pennington

Associate

nhp@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6352

Julie E. Ravis

Shareholder

jera@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2077

Eric M. Robinson

Shareholder

emr@stevenslee.com

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New York: 212.537.0408

Neil C. Schur

Shareholder

ncsc@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1944

James C. Schwartzman

Partner

jcsc@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2863

Stacey A. Scrivani

Shareholder

sasc@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2086

Wilmington: 302.425.3306

Elliott J. Stein

Shareholder

ejs@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.7050

New York: 646.254.6391

William P. Thornton, Jr.

Shareholder

wpt@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.496.3820

Reading: 610.478.2020

Elizabeth A. Ware

Associate

eaw@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2210

Donald E. Wieand

Shareholder

dew@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5071

Joseph E. Wolfson

Shareholder

jwo@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6019

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