Zuckerman Spaeder litigates challenging insurance disputes on behalf of both insurers and policyholders. The firm has a thorough understanding of insurance law, a breadth of industry-specific knowledge, and decades of experience resolving disputes in and out of the courtroom. Our litigators are adept at identifying the most efficient and effective routes to resolving our clients’ challenges. We don’t employ cookie-cutter solutions, simply make the same arguments insurers have been asserting for decades, or more generally follow the typical playbook. Our strategic plans are developed with the intention of achieving our client’s objectives based on the specifics of the case at hand – whether that includes litigation or fierce advocacy behind the scenes.

We have achieved significant judgments and settlements in insurance coverage, subrogation, and contribution matters; obtained preliminary injunctions requiring directors and officers (D&O) insurers to advance the defense costs our clients need to successfully defend themselves; and fought multi-jurisdictional battles for insurers facing claims in the billions of dollars.


We have deep experience representing domestic and international insurers in connection with complex civil litigation, arbitration, and appellate proceedings. We have a particular depth of experience with tort-related claims involving lead paint, environmental clean-up, and delayed manifestation or long-tailed torts, such as asbestos and diethylstilbestrol (DES) claims. Our litigators have prevailed in coverage matters raising significant issues of first impression and have also recovered millions of dollars for our insurer clients in contribution and subrogation matters.


We regularly resolve disputes on behalf of policyholders ‎under D&O, errors and omissions (E&O), and professional liability policies. Our clients in these matters have included ‎executives and companies seeking promised coverage and the advancement of ‎defense fees incurred in civil and ‎criminal litigation.

We also have an extensive practice representing policyholders in disputes against commercial health insurers concerning wrongful denials, improperly assessed administrative fees, attacks on out-of-network services, reimbursement rates, and recoupments and offsets for allegedly overpaid claims by utilizing ERISA to demonstrate fiduciary responsibility. To learn more about the firm’s Health Care Insurance Disputes practice, click here.