Practice Area

Insurance Law

Brown & James is the most active law firm in Missouri and southern Illinois in the practice of insurance law. Our lawyers offer insurers and insureds high-quality, cost-effective legal counsel and litigation experience in all aspects of insurance law. Many of our lawyers have been practicing in insurance law for more than 20 years and have the respect of all the judiciary when it comes to insurance law issues.

The Insurance Law Practice Group has achieved a very high degree of success in handling first-party insurance claims, including business interruption, fidelity, life, property and extra-contractual liability cases. Our lawyers regularly try to conclusion cases involving complex insurance issues including life insurance matters, interpleader actions, and the defense of insureds based upon misrepresentations in applications.

Brown & James prides itself on the ability to advise clients on state, regional and national bases with regard to insurance coverage issues shortly after the claim is reported. Our insurance group lawyers help to guide and advise their clients through the adjustment and investigation stage of the claims once coverage issues become apparent to the client. If declaratory judgment actions are required, our lawyers know the best forum for filing such actions.

The reported Appellate Court decisions in the area of insurance law in Missouri are replete with cases handled by our lawyers. Many of the precedent-setting cases with regard to coverage have been handled from the investigative stage through trial and the appellate process by lawyers of the Insurance Law Practice Group. Because of our experience, Brown & James offers its clients cost-effective and superior legal service in all aspects of insurance law. Rather than spending days and weeks researching a particular issue, the lawyers of Brown & James have the ready knowledge to know what law is governing most insurance coverage issues that may arise.

Our lawyers have a depth of experience in all types of insurance contract, whether form-filled, manuscript or following form, property, casualty, health, disability, life, excess, umbrella or reinsurance. The lawyers of this section have a long and proud history of successfully prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment actions involving all types of insurance disputes.

Quarterly case and legal updates and events of significance in insurance law are reported to clients in our quarterly newsletter, The Firm Inquiry.