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Insurance Defense

Insurance coverage analysis and litigation requires an in-depth understanding of the issues, the law and the industry at large. Our attorneys have been providing a full range of defense services to insurance companies, self insured entities and third party administrators for over 100 years.

The attorneys in our group are experienced in:

  • Coverage issues;
  • First and third party traditional insurance defense services including;
    • Personal and commercial lines coverage,
    • Professional liability coverage,
    • Property insurance,
    • Life, health and disability insurance issues.

Our case assignment system utilizes the knowledge and individual experience of our lawyers to benefit our client. Strategic use of experienced non-lawyer personnel creates efficiency for our clients as well. Our attorneys have regularly prepared and participated in mediations. They have also tried bench and jury trial cases in the insurance area in both State and Federal Courts throughout New York State.


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Insurance Defense Practice Leader

James P. McElheny
Direct: 585-987-2818
Fax: 585-987-2918
jmcelheny@woodsoviatt.com