Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

Insurance Department

California
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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"The firm provides excellent customer service," says an observer; "it is a go-to team on the West Coast and great value for money."

A client reports: "The overall service is excellent and the group has handled some complex litigation for us with good results."

Work highlights Advised New York Marine and General on a coverage dispute concerning business interruption losses, related to the 2015 Valley Fire in Lake County.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Downs "is a highly skilled and experienced litigator who is results-oriented," says a source. He is a well-regarded professional focusing on disputes over coverage and bad faith.