Insurance Law

All of Frith Anderson & Peake’s attorneys are experienced insurance defense attorneys.  We are well-versed in all aspects of insurance-related litigation, from claims investigation to questions involving coverage to litigation in trial courts, appellate courts and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.

In addition to our insurance-defense litigation practice, we offer the following services to insurers:

Coverage Analysis & Opinions

As a result of our firm’s longstanding and broad insurance-defense practice, we have extensive experience with coverage disputes in every area of law in which we practice.  Coverage issues can range from simple, narrow questions to disputes involving multiple insurance companies and litigants, as well as multiple complex policies that may be governed by the law of different jurisdictions.  Our attorneys have frequently negotiated such disputes directly, resolved them through alternative dispute resolution, and litigated them in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Declaratory Judgment Actions

When a coverage dispute arises in connection with any sort of claim, often the best course of action is to obtain a ruling from the court regarding the rights and responsibilities of the insurance carrier or carriers involved.  The attorneys at Frith Anderson & Peake routinely file declaratory judgment actions to obtain such rulings.  We also regularly represent our clients by responding to declaratory judgment actions filed by other parties.

Fraud Analysis Including Examinations Under Oath

Frith Anderson & Peake’s attorneys assist insurance companies with identifying questionable property and liability claims.  Such claims could include suspicious fires, questionable burglary and theft claims, fraudulent auto theft claims, and staged auto accidents.

We take examinations under oath of the insureds or sworn statements of claimants, informants or persons who claim to be insureds and make recommendations to the insurance companies regarding questionable claims.

If a claim is denied, the carrier will be in a good position to defend that denial based on our investigation.  Our insurance attorneys have litigated and have helped our clients avoid litigation over “bad faith” claims.

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Frith Anderson & Peake represents local governments, school boards, public authorities, employees, and constitutional officers in litigation and advisory capacities.  Our attorneys understand the unique status local governments, their divisions, and employees occupy within our legal and political systems.  We are experienced in the broad array of issues that face local governments and related entities, including: Claims involving: Excessive Force Unlawful Search and Seizure Deliberative Indifference Custom and Practice Free Speech Due Process and Liberty Interest Violations Local Government Defense Local Government Employee Defense Violations of 42 U.S.C § 1983 Whatever issues a local government may face and whatever goals it...

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