Insurance Law

Silverman Thompson represents clients in a wide range of insurance coverage and liability issues. Our attorneys have successfully represented policyholders, carriers, risk retention groups, and insurance professionals in complex federal, state, and administrative matters.

The attorneys of the Insurance Law Group have expertise with all commercial and personal lines of insurance, including life, health, environmental, errors and omissions, directors and officers, general liability, fire, property, homeowners, auto, and specialty and surplus lines coverage. We also assist clients with insurance transactional matters, including performing insurance audits for entities of all sizes, communicating and negotiating with insurance regulators, drafting policy language, and a wide variety of other unique insurance transactions.

Complex Insurance Litigation

Our attorneys utilize their expansive knowledge and understanding of complex insurance issues to identify pressure points in coverage disputes to aggressively present the strongest possible case, including the assertion and defense of bad faith claims. From the initial pleadings, through discovery to dispositive motions and trial, we maximize our clients’ leverage and bargaining position by identifying all the angles and exploiting our clients’ strongest arguments to force quick settlements or take strong cases to the factfinder.

Administrative and Regulatory Matters

Our attorneys guide clients through a wide range of administrative matters, including bringing and defending administrative complaints, defending against market conduct examinations and other administrative investigations, compliance issues, negotiating statutory, legislative and regulatory improvements, licensing form and product filings with various state agencies, and utilizing Public Information Act requests to obtain valuable information that advances clients’ goals.

Representative clients the firm has represented in administrative and regulatory matters include:

  • Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership
  • Erie Insurance Group
  • Indemnity Insurance Corporation, Risk Retention Group
  • Insurance Designers of Maryland
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company

Insurance Transactions

Our attorneys have conducted numerous insurance audits for commercial and individual clients. Our clients have found that advice provided by attorneys well-versed in litigation and insurance issues, but who are not trying to sell insurance products, is uniquely valuable in structuring their own insurance coverage and making purchasing decisions. We thoughtfully assist clients in preparing insurance claims and drafting claim documents in order to maximize claims recoveries, sometimes through the filing of suit or an administrative complaint, or both.

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