WSHB has decades of experience advising domestic and international insurers on a wide range of first-party and third-party coverage matters. Our attorneys assist domestic and international insurers with their ongoing evaluation and investigation of claims across a very broad range of policy forms, including property, marine, energy, cyber, commercial general liability, professional liability, employment practice, construction, environmental, directors & officers (D&O), and more.

Our expertise and experience run the gamut:

  • First and third-party coverage litigation
  • First and third-party coverage analyses and guidance
  • Defense of bad faith claims
  • Claim handling “best practices” guidance and counseling
  • Monitoring underlying cases to limit excess carrier exposure
  • Reinsurance counseling and litigation
  • Nationwide catastrophe response
  • Wording research and drafting assistance

WSHB provides robust legal advice to domestic and international carriers via personal counseling of claim handlers and teams, delivery of concise coverage opinions, and the efficient and effective prosecution of first-party and third-party coverage litigation. Where appropriate, WSHB also assists with the retention and management of local defense counsel for insureds and the oversight of related litigation.

If you are in the insurance industry, you probably already know us. We have built a strong reputation in the industry by pairing prudent coverage advice with aggressive coverage litigation success.


  • Counseled international and domestic insurers through the Covid-19 pandemic, from initial coverage previews to actual claim-specific reviews to nationwide litigation, successfully establishing the reasonable boundaries of coverage
  • Counseled international and domestic insurers through numerous multijurisdictional “occurrence” disputes arising from wildfires, riots and storms
  • Handled litigation involving thousands of first-party homeowner and commercial claims across most jurisdictions in the United States
  • Advised carriers on numerous high-exposure third-party coverage matters including many with substantial extra-contractual exposures
  • Successfully handled multiple appellate matters involving the interpretation of critical policy provisions

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