Practice Area Details

Insurance Litigation and Insurance Recovery

Theodora Oringher PC’s (“TO”) Insurance Litigation and Insurance Recovery practice provides policyholder clients with a wealth of experience in a number of arenas.  From litigating coverage disputes and bad faith denials of claims in courts and arbitrations around the country, to pursuing administrative remedies with the governmental agencies tasked with overseeing insurers, the attorneys in TO’s Insurance Litigation and Insurance Recovery practice have enjoyed many years of success for their clients.

TO’s attorneys have succeeded in obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance recoveries for a wide array of clients, including securities broker-dealers, global entertainment and telecommunications companies, and national mortgage servicers, as well as various governmental entities building and operating sophisticated infrastructure projects.  Additionally, TO has aided countless individuals, including officers, directors, and other professionals in their pursuit of insurance coverage often wrongfully denied by the insurance companies who were paid to provide that very coverage.

Whether negotiating coverage for emerging liabilities or facing off at trial or arbitration, TO works tirelessly to drive maximum value from your insurance assets.  You can rely on TO’s Insurance Litigation and Insurance Recovery group to efficiently analyze your company’s issues and recommend a concrete plan of action.

TO stands ready to assist you in all aspects of the insurance recovery process:

  • Reviewing insurance policies
  • Advising on claim presentation
  • Securing forensic accounting and other expert assistance
  • Assuring compliance with statutory and policy deadlines and obligations
  • Negotiating partial or interim payments
  • Advocating your legal position
  • Negotiating, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claim as necessary

We are well versed in understanding an insurer’s obligation to provide coverage and to act in good faith and to deal fairly.  We leverage this understanding to secure the carrier’s agreement to perform and to protect its insured.  On these lines, we are well versed in prosecuting actions for declaratory relief designed to compel the insurer to perform in accordance with their contractual, common law and legal obligations.  Similarly, we are well versed in prosecuting claims against carriers for bad faith, and extra contractual damages including punitive damages.

Our expertise includes understanding the role of brokers in the insurance arrangement, including what duties they do or do not have relative to their insured or to the carrier.

Our goal in each matter is to achieve the right result and maximum recovery for you, ever mindful that these goals should be achieved within budgetary guidelines.