Our Practices

Primary and Excess Liability Insurance

Many of the country’s largest insurers turn to McDowell Hetherington to handle everything from high stakes coverage litigation to coverage opinions involving primary and excess liability policies, regardless of jurisdiction or choice of law issues. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating, arbitrating and resolving insurance coverage disputes involving admitted, surplus, domestic and international policies. Our clients’ policies cover nearly every type of loss, including:

  • Business interruption;
  • Bodily injury and property damage;
  • Commercial disputes;
  • Cyber liability;
  • Directors and Officer’s liability;
  • Entertainment and media loss and liability;
  • Employment practices and liability;
  • Personal and advertising injury;
  • Intellectual property infringement;
  • Pollution events;
  • Product liability;
  • Professional liability;
  • Travel interruption and loss, and
  • Unfair competition claims;

MH also represents our carrier clients in contribution disputes with other insurers. Where appropriate and necessary, we assist our clients in reforming or rescinding policies based on misrepresentations or mistakes made during the underwriting process. What sets MH apart from other law firms is our superior knowledge of general liability insurance products and the insurance industry. Our substantive insurance experience gives us a qualitative advantage over our competitors in litigated and pre-lawsuit claims. We seek to leverage our superior subject matter expertise to obtain a superior result for our insurer clients.

Clients routinely replace some of the country’s largest law firms in high profile cases with MH due to our insurance expertise and trial skills. MH has a deep bench of diverse and experienced insurance coverage litigators, which allows us to manage cases efficiently and effectively. MH lawyers have successfully represented insurers in countless coverage matters nationwide, from trial through appeal.



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