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Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

Insurance

1 ranked lawyersBand 4CaliforniaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Established presence on the West Coast representing insurers in high-value disputes, including umbrella and excess liability and extra-contractual litigation. Strong expertise in builder's risk, auto insurance and first-party property claims as well as a niche specialty in marine insurance. Also adept at advising insurers on regulatory matters. Experienced advocates in trial settings, as well as in mediation and arbitration.

Strengths

Clients report: "The team is very proactive and understands risk analysis. They also provide a keen insight into leverage creation and making decisions with business acumen."

Another client says: "The firm knows our company and knows our expectations from a defense firm. They've done a great job of being able to bring the right resources to the matter, particularly in several instances that required quick and well thought-out responses."

Work highlights

Acted as litigation counsel for an insurer in connection with a claim brought by an educational institution for time element losses resulting from the 2018 Montecito Mudslide.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Downs is highly sought after by carriers for his capabilities in a number of areas, including construction liability and bad faith claims.
"He draws on significant experience and knowledge to provide detailed and concise advice. He identifies all potential issues and proposed courses of action, and details the strengths and weaknesses of the same. He listens to the targeted goal and prepares reasonable, understandable solutions." "He is practical, efficient, and pragmatic. He is also very responsive to our enquiries."

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Andrew Downs
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