Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. is one of the leading insurance coverage firms in the country. Our clients include major domestic and international insurance companies and groups, third party claims administrators, reinsurers, agents and brokers and other stakeholders in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Many of our client relationships have endured over decades thanks to the service and results we produce.
Our attorneys are well-regarded for their prominent expertise in insurance coverage and frequently appear as speakers at educational conferences and seminars across the country. Clients benefit from our broad and deep coverage experience and knowledge, but also as a result of our expertise as trial lawyers. While we focus on identifying and pursuing early and efficient resolution of cases through settlement or motions, our lawyers also have an outstanding track record at trial and it is this reputation that serves our clients particularly well at the negotiation table or in court.
We provide coverage opinions and prosecute and defend insurance coverage litigation in a vast-array of coverage areas, including but not limited to:
- environmental hazardous waste
- sexual abuse
- latent injury
- personal injury
- general liability
- products liability
- advertising liability
- directors and officers’ liability
- professional liability
- intellectual property
- fidelity claims
In claims handling and investigation matters, the firm represents insurance clients in connection with environmental, complex product liability, financial loss and other claims across the United States.
Our lawyers also represent insurers, reinsurers and retrocessionaires in a wide range of reinsurance litigation and arbitration. Our reinsurance practice focuses on the litigation, trial and arbitration of complex reinsurance disputes arising out of long tail insurance claims such as asbestos, bodily injury and toxic tort claims, environmental claims and sexual abuse claims. As with our other practice areas, our focus is always client-first and result-oriented. We identify key issues and craft a litigation/arbitration plan to address them in a cost-effective and timely way.