Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Insurance: Insurer Department

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What the team is known for Highly capable firm with a reputation for representing both domestic and foreign insurers across the USA. The California team has key expertise in regulatory insurance law and also offers a robust litigation practice, representing insurers in coverage disputes and class actions on a regular basis. Offers further ability in construction defect, professional liability and first-party property insurance matters, among other areas.

Strengths A client reports that "my impression of the team is positive in terms of client service, helpfulness, value for money and billing."

Work highlights Counseled a national life and disability insurer in a three-week federal court trial in Los Angeles, following the insurer's earlier denial of a long-term care claim.

Notable practitioners

Kent Keller is a senior and widely recognized practitioner with great experience in appellate litigation. "I learned a lot from watching him in my youth," says a junior peer: "He is fabulous on his feet in court."

Royal Oakes ' client roster includes notable nationwide insurers in the areas of life, disability and long-term care. Sources say: "His best traits are that not only is he very personable, but also extremely well spoken and able to articulate issues very well."