Insurance and Reinsurance

Phelps Dunbar is an international leader in meeting the needs of underwriters, claim professionals and brokers through our commitment to excellence in counseling, coverage dispute resolution and litigation.

Our insurance and reinsurance practice consists of approximately 50 lawyers principally representing insurers in a broad range of capacities, including counseling on wordings, coverage, reinsurance, placing and regulatory matters and representation of insurers in litigation, arbitration and mediation.  These attorneys handle issues involved in policies of commercial liability,  professional indemnity, property, marine, energy, aviation, employment practices liability, and directors and officers liability.   The expertise of the group draws from long-term working partnerships with insurance and reinsurance clients, including over 50 years of service to the London Market.

Because of the exclusive nature and broad base of the practice over time, our lawyers practicing in this area have developed an understanding of the issues that affect underwriters, claims professionals and brokers.  The knowledge gained from this understanding has allowed us to develop a perspective of the insurance business, which permits us to evaluate issues and to develop positions borne out of fundamental insurance principles and our clients’ commercial goals.  We are accustomed to dealing with insurance and reinsurance policies as commercial instruments of risk management and transfer.  This perspective allows us not only to deal with the unusual and cutting edge issues presented in the insurance market today, but also to approach problems and issues with the knowledge that the resolution of a particular issue or claim may have an impact beyond that current issue or claim.  We take pride in the insight and the analytical skills that our attorneys bring to matters our clients entrust to us.  It is, in fact, on this basis that the insurance practice at Phelps Dunbar sets its standards.

Our Insurance and Reinsurance practice also includes the London Claims Group (LCG), which provides claims handling and management services on behalf of the London Market. The LCG includes eight claims professionals. For more information about the services offered by the LCG, please contact Hunter McFadden.