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Insurance Law

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Kerr Russell’s insurance law attorneys assist clients in a variety of businesses to plan, review and monitor their insurance arrangements to protect their rights and minimize exposure.

For most businesses, insurance is a significant cost but also an important asset, and we help our clients to understand their options, maximize the efficiency of their insurance, and ensure that their risk management strategy aligns with their business strategy.

Our attorneys also possess significant experience and a long history of representing clients in insurance-related litigation. Businesses pay insurance premiums in good faith, with the expectation that coverage will be there if and when it is needed. We assist clients when claims are denied, and have a proven track record of helping clients recover.

Our experience includes a broad range of insurance matters, such as:

  • Fidelity
  • Suretyship
  • Property and casualty
  • Director and officer liability
  • Captive insurance and risk retention groups
  • Self-insurance and group sponsored plans
  • Alternative risk and offshore insurance programs
  • Licensing, regulation and corporate/governance
  • Reinsurance
  • Health
  • Coverage disputes

Practicing Attorneys & Staff

Maxwell G. Shuart


Max maintains a general corporate practice, assisting clients with entity formation, governance, and mergers...

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Daniel J. Ferris


Daniel J. Ferris feels privileged to be called upon to assist companies and individuals...

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Patrick J. Haddad


Patrick J. Haddad has over 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate...

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Eric I. Lark


Eric I. Lark has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of...

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Kathleen A. Westfall


Kathleen A. Westfall maintains a business practice focused primarily on helping clients to navigate...

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