Robert M. Horkovich has obtained over $5 billion in settlements and judgments from insurance companies for corporate and government policyholders over the past decade. As lead trial counsel for the State of California, he won a major jury verdict securing coverage for the clean-up of the Stringfellow Acid Pits that was upheld in landmark decisions by the California Supreme Court. In 2018, he won decisions on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey finding coverage for asbestos-related claims arising from the World Trade Center. His victories include seven landmark state Supreme Court decisions, three groundbreaking Court of Appeal decisions, eight jury verdicts and nine bench trial decisions in favor of policyholders. He has twice won the largest verdicts in the U.S. for policyholders in a given year. He is lead insurance counsel for several major asbestos trusts and serves on the insurance work-group for the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the Deepwater Horizon (BP) multi-district litigation. He also has been engaged on several significant projects as insurance counsel to the United Nations.
Mr. Horkovich frequently lectures and writes on insurance recovery issues. He writes a regular column for Risk Management Magazine and is co-editor of The Policyholder Advisor, published by Juris Publishing.