Insurance Litigation


Steptoe & Johnson’s Insurance Litigation Group offers decades of experience successfully representing clients in:

The group’s success is the by-product of a commitment to outstanding client service that exceeds expectations. Members of the group have trial experience, but just as important, the patience and understanding to know when trial might not be the best option for clients. Instead of a one-size-fits-all solution, Steptoe & Johnson tailors its approach to the needs of each client throughout our representation.

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Representative Experience

  • Defended business entities, insurance companies, private companies, government entities, and nonprofits in claims involving personal injury litigation, dram shop claims, and civil rights litigation
  • Tried dozens of cases representing local government, city, county and state agencies, and agents alleging constitutional torts and general liability
  • Represented banks, corporations, national credit and debt services, and individual defendants in a variety of suits relating to commercial claims, unfair practices, and consumer protection issues and suits brought under the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act
  • Litigated claims involving corporate fraud and embezzling employees
  • Gained preliminary and permanent injunctions on behalf of major energy corporation to prevent interference with rights-of-way access
  • Represented a former heavyweight boxing champion in transactions involving the production and marketing of retail cooking products
  • Defended industry, private citizens, and governmental entities in cases involving coal truck, eighteen-wheeler, and automobile collisions related to issues of vehicle design, mechanical malfunction, driver error, and roadway conditions causing death or serious injury
  • Litigated many document intensive cases involving complex document production issues, and cases with e-discovery issues
  • Represented members of limited liability company in fraud and breach of contract claims over representations made prior to investment
  • Defended hotels and other businesses in premises liability actions alleging failure to maintain premises and insufficient security measures

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