Hawkins Parnell & Young attorneys are relied upon to handle complex insurance issues. We litigate issues arising from fraud, health, life, property, casualty, general liability, and professional liability.

Our team regularly defends high-stakes bad faith actions against major national and regional insurance companies. We help manage risk, often avoiding the bad faith claim in the process, by working with trial and appellate counsel, understanding that each state has its own unique brand of bad faith. When the risk can’t be avoided, we help plaintiffs and jurors understand the limits of insurance policies.

HPY also provides counsel to insurance companies in assessing and making decisions about when and whether to defend under reservation of rights, decline coverage, rescind policies, and seek declaratory judgment. Our team represents many insurers and their third-party administrators in coverage analysis and opinions, including the preparation of coverage denial and reservation of rights letters.

We serve as counsel in cases requiring confidential and sensitive investigations into various allegations ranging from insurance fraud, special investigative units, and property loss to executive misconduct, harassment, and potential criminal activity. Our lawyers understand the unique challenges of these claims.

Panel Counsel

Over the years, HPY has developed close partnerships with many of the largest insurance carriers in the country. Because of our success in defending them and their insureds, and because we have the resources to manage litigation under complex agreements, we have been selected to be on many of their litigation panels. Insurance providers often rely on our lawyers for strategic insight on global issues faced by either themselves or their insureds, asking us to serve on committees and panels not related to a single case or client.

Representative list of insurance companies:

  • ACE Insurance
  • Affiliated FM
  • AIG
  • Allianz
  • Allied World
  • Ameritrust Insurance
  • AmTrust Financial Services 
  • Arch Insurance Group
  • Ark Syndicate Management Ltd
  • Aspen Specialty
  • Berkley Select 
  • Brandywine Insurance
  • Brownyard Group
  • Catlin
  • CNA
  • Crum & Forster
  • Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • GUARD Insurance
  • Hiscox
  • InterCare
  • Ironshore Pro
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lloyd’s of London Underwriters
  • LVL Claims Services
  • Markel Insurance Company
  • Meadowbrook Insurance Group
  • MedMal Direct Insurance Company 
  • Nationwide
  • Navigators Insurance
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • ProAssurance
  • PURE
  • RLI / Mt. Hawley
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company
  • Shelter Insurance
  • Southern Lawyers Insurance
  • Swiss Re
  • The Hanover
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers
  • XL Group
  • York Pro
  • Zurich Insurance Co