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The attorneys with Velissaropoulos Law are leaders in insurance defense. Our attorneys have been a single resource for solutions to multi-faceted claims disputes throughout the state of California.

Major insurance carriers and self-insured entities rely on the firm’s comprehensive representation and valuable counsel. They also count on our attorneys’ unwavering commitment to client priorities. We built our reputation on excellence in the courtroom and on personal service.

INSURANCE DEFENSE

The attorneys with Velissaropoulos Law are leaders in insurance defense. Our attorneys have been a single resource for solutions to multi-faceted claims disputes throughout the state of California.

Major insurance carriers and self-insured entities rely on the firm’s comprehensive representation and valuable counsel. They also count on our attorneys’ unwavering commitment to client priorities. We built our reputation on excellence in the courtroom and on personal service.

  • GENERAL LIABILITY: The firm defends individual and business insureds in commercial and personal litigation of all complexities.

  • PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: Our practice encompasses defending medical and non-medical professionals, including corporate executives, financial institutions and real estate professionals, against claims of misconduct and standards violations.

  • TOXIC TORTS: Our significant experience includes representing every type of defendant in commercial and personal policy lawsuits regarding injury and property damage claims stemming from perceived environmental hazards.

  • PRODUCTS LIABILITY: Defense of manufacturers, distributors and designers is a core area of concentration for our firm. Our attorneys have coordinated national defense, with our network of associated counsel, of product injury and damage actions.

  • TRUCKER LIABILITY: Litigators at our firm defend trucking companies of all types and sizes in personal injury and first- and third-party liability matters.

  • EMPLOYMENT LIABILITY: We defend a variety of corporate and government clients in cases involving discrimination, retaliation, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Our lawyers defend against claims of intellectual copyright infringement, unfair competition and theft of trade secrets.

  • WEATHER-RELATED CATASTROPHE: Our experience includes successfully defending claims related to myriad weather-related catastrophe claims, including earthquakes and mudslides in California, hurricanes in south Florida and the Gulf, and northeastern winter storms including super storm Sandy.

  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: Large and small businesses depend on our high-caliber defense for work injury claims in administrative hearings and in litigation.

INSURANCE BAD FAITH

Insurance bad faith claims can stem from myriad alleged wrongdoings, including improper handling of an investigation, claim administration, settlement or claim denial. They typically come about through insurance coverage disputes. As our attorneys are involved in resolving coverage litigation, we counsel clients throughout the process of creating bad faith risk management strategies.

Bad faith claims require careful handling and litigation from the outset. Our attorneys have managed many of these cases over the years and have considerable experience addressing the nuances of bad faith litigation .

Bad faith claims expose an insurer to risk on many levels, including the following:

 

EXPOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL FILES

The discovery process may force an insurer to reveal confidential files and protected attorney-client communications for the case at hand and, in some instances, for any similar cases. These documents quickly become public and are usually resurrected in litigation for years to come.

PUNITIVE DAMAGES
In some states, insurers face punitive damages, even treble damages on a plaintiff’s bad faith award.

EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL DAMAGES A thorough defense can prevent or limit a court’s assessment of bad faith damages, including interest.