Representative Matters

For more than 35 years, Butler Rubin has provided the highest quality service to insurance industry clients on complex litigation matters. Butler Rubin has an extraordinarily talented group of experienced trial lawyers who understand the challenges that insurers confront in the courtroom and in arbitration. Butler Rubin and our attorneys have been named among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers both nationwide and in metropolitan Chicago.

Our firm knows 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 faced by insurers. We leverage our experience in the insurance industry to find resolutions for clients without expensive and unpredictable litigation and to avoid creating adverse precedents that may negatively affect our clients’ businesses.

We handle insurance matters involving:

  • Coverage: from coverage issues in asbestos, environmental, mortgage and title insurance claims to junk fax, advertising injury, and additional insured disputes;
  • 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; and
  • 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.

Butler Rubin builds long-term, trusted advisor relationships with our clients in the insurance industry because we issue-spot industry trends, serve as a sounding board for our clients, proactively strategize in partnership with our clients, identify key opportunities to settle and share post-engagement lessons learned to inform our clients’ businesses going forward.

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.”
  • “Butler Rubin is well versed in reinsurance and insurance law. Their attorneys treat clients as respected partners rather than just a revenue stream.”
  • “Butler Rubin is very competent, courteous and responsive.”

Other Industry Accolades

  • Named #1 Firm in Insurance:  Dispute Resolution:  Reinsurance:  Illinois – Chambers USA
  • National recognition in Insurance:  Advice to Insurers – The Legal 500 United States
  • 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