Insurance

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Representative Matters

Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP has an extraordinarily talented group of experienced trial lawyers who understand the challenges facing the insurance industry and can successfully guide industry clients to victory in the courtroom or in arbitration.

Our Experience

For more than 35 years, Butler Rubin has provided the highest quality service to insurance industry clients on complex litigation matters. Butler Rubin and its attorneys have been named among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers both nationwide and in metropolitan Chicago.

As the U.S. News/Best Lawyers rankings reflect, Butler Rubin lawyers understand the inner workings of the insurance industry, the regulatory constraints under which insurers operate, the pitfalls associated with claims handling and denials, and the financial reporting and accounting issues that frequently arise for insurers in litigated matters.

Our Lawyers

Butler Rubin’s lawyers have worked on insurance issues involving:

  • Coverage: from coverage issues in asbestos and environmental claims, to junk fax and related advertising injury lawsuits, and additional insured disputes. The firm has extensive experience in handling coverage-related issues in the mortgage and title insurance industries.
  • Class Actions: from challenging certification of class actions to working with underlying defense counsel to settle class claims in light of coverage limitations and defenses.
  • Bad Faith Claims: from defending against claims brought by policyholders to pursuing claims against E&O and D&O carriers.
  • Health-Related Claims: from defending carriers and TPA’s against ERISA and fiduciary duty claims to enforcing indemnity agreements between carriers and health care network providers.
  • Disputes with Other Insurance Companies: from prosecuting a large class action on behalf of the worker’s compensation industry to representing carriers in post-acquisition accounting disputes.
  • Regulatory: from assisting in internal reviews of client practices to helping clients navigate regulatory changes and investigations.

Our Approach

Butler Rubin leverages its experience and expertise in the insurance industry to find resolutions for clients without years of expensive and unpredictable litigation and without creating adverse precedents that may negatively affect its clients’ business. The firm proactively meets with clients to map out case strategies early on in the engagement, identifies key opportunities to settle, and after the engagement shares lessons learned in litigation to inform clients’ business practices going forward. The firm is interested in building long-term, trusted advisor relationships with its clients in the insurance industry and regularly issue-spots on trends in the industry and serves as a sounding board for its clients.

Comments from Clients and Contacts as Reported to U.S. News/Best Lawyers

  • “Butler Rubin is a top-notch dispute resolution firm for a fair price.”
  • “Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd is a very professional firm. Our relationship was very positive, and they guided us through some stormy waters to a positive outcome for our company.”
  • “I found” the staff to be polite and professional and attuned the needs of the client. I always felt comfortable with them knowing that they would answer all of my questions promptly; they would explain their strategy clearly; and they would listen to any suggestion that I might have.”
  • “Jim Rubin of Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd is an intelligent, poised and effective advocate and leader. His team, likewise, is skilled, highly effective, thorough and very conscientious.”
  • “Butler Rubin is well versed in reinsurance and insurance law. Their attorneys treat clients as a respected partners rather than just a revenue stream.”
  • “Butler Rubin is very competent, courteous and responsive.”

Other Industry Accolades

  • Named a “hidden gem” – BTI Consulting Group’s Power Rankings
  • Cited for delivering superior client service – BTI Consulting Group’s A-Team Report
  • Named a “Go-To” Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies – American Lawyer Media
  • Pro Bono Recognition Roster – Public Interest Law Initiative
  • Singled Out for Excellence – Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Leaders in their Fields – Best Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers – Law Bulletin Publishing Group