Personal counsel is retained by clients to offer insurance coverage advice and protect them from the potential adverse consequences of litigation. The role of personal counsel is to monitor the litigation and confront any issues that may impact insurance coverage. Denver personal counsel attorneys observe and document any actions or omissions by the insurance company that may lead to a judgment outside of coverage or in excess of policy limits.
Personal Counsel for Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations and Individual
In cases where insurance coverage is disputed or deemed insufficient to cover the claimed damages, personal counsel is critical to protect assets, reputation, and potentially the practice of the insured professional. By hiring a Denver personal counsel attorney, policyholders can protect themselves from exposure to excess judgments, particularly if their insurance company doesn’t want to pay the sum requested by the victim.
Personal Counsel Case Examples:
A Colorado building contractor’s general liability insurers denied coverage for multiple homeowners’ claims for defective workmanship. As the contractor insured’s personal coverage counsel, Levin Sitcoff Waneka PC was instrumental in forcing the insurers to pay $9.5 million to settle claims without contribution from the builder.