McGlinchey Stafford’s defense of insurance companies is a founding practice of the firm.

After more than 40 years of representing insurance companies and reinsurance companies, our attorneys continue to set the standard for the defense of high-risk, complex insurance and reinsurance coverage cases.

A significant practice focus is on environmental and toxic torts issues, including long-term exposure casualty claims on aromatic hydrocarbons, NORM-related injuries and other substances.

In one landmark representative coverage matter, our attorneys were the first lawyers in Louisiana to successfully invoke the pollution exclusion and the applicability of the Doerr criteria.

Arguing persuasively before the Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, we prevailed at the appellate level on behalf of our client. The appellate court reversed the finding of the trial court that the pollution exclusion could not be asserted as a defense to an insured’s claim for coverage.

A further team strength is providing coverage analysis to our insurance clients, which requires an understanding of policy interpretation and up-to-date knowledge of ever-changing jurisprudence involving coverage disputes.

Counseling cost-efficiently and strategically, McGlinchey Stafford defends insurers in litigation matters involving:

  • Aviation
  • Casualty Matters
  • CERCLA
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Credit Insurance Class Actions
  • Contamination Releases
  • Denial of Benefits
  • Environmental Claims
  • ERISA
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Petrochemicals
  • Plant Operators
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Services Liability
  • Refineries
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Toxic Torts

Practice Scope and Resources

In addition to our considerable success at the appellate level, we have extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Texas, as well as in other states across the country.

We serve as general and national counsel for several insurance companies. McGlinchey Stafford’s industry-rich experience in such areas as aviation, healthcare, consumer financial services and environmental law add value to the defense strategies and solutions we devise.

In connection to our business counsel of the insurance industry, we also provide comprehensive counsel on insurance regulation and compliance. Attorneys in this area focus on preventive compliance counsel, manage the regulatory approval process and represent insurers in hearings and audits before administrative and governmental authorities.