Comprehensive Insurance Law Counsel and Representation

Since 1977, Coddington, Hicks & Danforth has served as a premier legal resource for insurance companies, claims adjusters, claims representatives, claims and risk managers, and attorneys in insurance litigation. Our comprehensive insurance law practice is unparalleled. We serve as dedicated litigators in the defense of insurance companies, and legal advisers for insurers with concerns about coverage and compliance matters. Our nationwide influence allows us to represent some of the largest insurance companies in the country.

Our lawyers provide insurance companies with well-rounded insurance law counseling and representation in vital areas, including:

  • Effective insurance regulation compliance counseling: Insurers rely on our vast knowledge of state and federal insurance statutes, regulations and case law for effective guidance in establishing insurance company best practices and policies, as well as for detailed counseling in regulatory and statutory compliance matters. We are frequently called upon to review proposed regulations and bills for comment and advice, including testifying before committees, providing public comment and strategies for effecting changes in pending matters; and drafting proposed regulations and statutes. Our experienced lawyers are frequently called upon to train insurance personnel at every level of the claims process to meet regulatory compliance standards.
  • Rigorous defense of class action matters: Our attorneys have handled numerous class action and multidistrict litigation lawsuits involving a variety of insurance-related issues, including business practices and claims handling matters.
  • Vigorous defense representation in bad faith claims: Our attorneys have a distinguished record of defending insurance companies in bad faith insurance claims brought by policyholders and others. Our experience ranges from CGL policies to a wide range of industry-specific policies to consumer insurance policies. Our knowledge of class action rules and experience in multiparty litigation enhance our ability to provide insurers with comprehensive defense representation in bad faith and business practice litigation

  • Well-reasoned guidance in insurance coverage disputes: Our vast knowledge of insurance, business and contract law is a vital resource for insurers in matters related to insurance coverage concerns. We regularly counsel major insurers to minimize the risk of coverage disputes. Our firm assists insurers in resolving questions of interpretation of policy language with respect to difficult coverage questions. We also aggressively defend insurers when coverage disputes arise.

In addition to our comprehensive insurance counseling and defense services, members of the insurance industry call on our appellate lawyers for their analytical skills, knowledge of the law and powerful arguments in appellate matters, including amicus briefs in cases presenting complex or novel issues.

Turn to Well-Respected Lawyers With Nearly 40 Years of Experience in Insurance Law

We offer free initial consultations. To learn more about our comprehensive insurance law services, send us an email or call 650-592-5400. Our office is in Redwood City, but our reach extends through Northern California and beyond in insurance matters.