Insurance Bad Faith Defense

Since the formation of Coddington, Hicks & Danforth in 1977, we have been one of the premier firms offering representation to some of the nation's largest insurance companies in a variety of litigated and nonlitigated bad faith claims.

Experience in a Wide Variety of Bad Faith Claims and Lawsuits

We defend insurance companies in a wide variety of claims brought by policyholders and others alleging:

  • Wrongful denial of policy benefits
  • Wrongful refusal to settle third-party claims
  • Other types of wrongful and improper conduct

Our lawyers represent insurers in extracontractual disputes involving all types of insurance policies and coverage, including commercial general liability, property and casualty, aviation, directors' and officers' liability, marine, employment liability, professional liability, automobile, product liability and homeowners.

Class Action Lawsuits

Using our substantial experience in both insurance law and class action litigation, our attorneys are uniquely qualified to defend insurers against increasingly common insurance-related class action claims and litigation. Our experience includes defending class action claims involving commercial and personal lines of insurance coverage with issues involving:

  • Unfair business practices
  • Computer-based valuation programs
  • Evaluation of claims
  • Misinterpretation of policy provisions
  • Direct repair programs
  • Auto body shop labor rates and repairs
  • Steering

For More Information About Insurance Bad Faith Defense

To discuss your insurance bad faith issue with a skilled lawyer, we invite you to call Coddington, Hicks & Danforth in Redwood City and Santa Monica, California, at 650-592-5400 to arrange a consultation.