Insurance and Tort Defense

Insurance and Tort Defense

Mooney Wieland’s insurance and tort defense attorneys bring a broad swath of general liability litigation experience encompassing liability assessment, coverage and excess exposure, contract disputes, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, settlement negotiation, mediation and arbitration, and trials and appeals in state and federal courts. Our team of litigators is appointed by commercial general liability insurers, real and personal property insurers, errors and omissions (E&O) insurers, directors and officers (D&O) insurers, hull and machinery (H&M) insurers, protection and indemnity (P&I) insurers, and professional liability and malpractice insurers to defend businesses, business directors and officers, property owners, vessel owners and managers, product manufacturers, contractors, and professionals in complex and often high-stakes tort claims. We are experienced in claims involving general negligence, product defects, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, construction defects, maritime torts and Jones Act violations, malpractice claims, employment torts, business torts, and personal injury claims. Our attorneys also advise insureds and insurers on coverage issues, assessment of liability, damages exposure, and settlement claims valuation.

Insurance and Tort Litigation

Mooney Wieland’s trial lawyers represent clients in a wide variety of civil tort litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. We take a pragmatic approach to litigation with the goal of resolving the dispute efficiently and cost-effectively, employing focused discovery tactics using the latest technology, effective dispositive motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and zealous trial advocacy. We represent both insureds and insurers in third-party claims, as well as in subrogation claims. Additionally, we prepare insurance coverage opinions and litigate declaratory judgment actions to resolve coverage disputes, and represent insurers in bad faith, unfair claims settlement practice, and consumer protection claims.

Insurance Regulatory Matters

In addition to our litigation practice, we also regularly advise insurance carriers and producers in licensing and regulatory matters in the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. We are well versed in prosecuting applications to the American Samoa Insurance Commission for certificates of authority to offer insurance in the Territory, as well as applications to expand existing COAs to include new lines.