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Insurance Services


For more than 50 years RMKB lawyers in our California offices, and more recently our New York office, have focused their practices on providing representation and assistance to insurance companies. These attorneys have a breadth of experience in both personal lines and commercial insurance issues, including the following expertise:

  • Prosecuting and defending declaratory relief/declaratory judgment actions in both state and federal courts;
  • ADR, mediation, and arbitration of insurance coverage disputes. This includes not only direct representation of the insurer in such disputes but also serving as mediators or arbitrators in cases in which coverage expertise is necessary.
  • Preparation of comprehensive coverage opinions along with ongoing coverage advice and monitoring of complex litigation when necessary.
  • Representation of insurers in the appeals of coverage cases.


RMKB lawyers serve as state-wide, regional and national counsel for several insurers providing coverage advice and handling coverage litigation. In this capacity, they advise and oversee local counsel on coverage, bad faith and litigation issues. This approach facilitates efficiency and consistency in coverage positions taken by our clients and in litigation. Companies throughout the world seek the advice of RMKB lawyers for complex coverage opinion work.