Insurance - Appellate Practice
The Appellate Practice Group at Duane Morris has demonstrated experience in insurance coverage matters, having been involved in many of the most important insurance coverage cases in the country.
Our services include not only briefing and oral arguments before the appellate courts, but also consulting on pre-verdict legal strategy in the trial court; preparing, briefing and arguing strategic motions; preparing jury instructions; assisting trial counsel in preserving and developing issues for appeal or interlocutory review; preparing and arguing post-trial motions; and negotiating settlements pending appeal.
Duane Morris appellate lawyers have handled cases in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals in every circuit, and the highest and intermediate appellate courts of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington in the West; Delaware, Maine, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania in the East; Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Texas in the Midwest; and Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Maryland in the South.
Duane Morris attorneys have been counsel of record in more than 250 published appellate insurance decisions and in hundreds more unpublished insurance decisions. We also frequently appear as amicus curiae, urging appellate courts to take some action on behalf of our insurance clients, such as granting review in cases presenting issues of importance to the insurance industry or “depublishing” intermediate appellate decisions, where that procedure is available. We have the experience to handle all types of insurance appellate matters, from the routine to the most complex—a record of proven success.