Calfee’s Insurance Coverage practice group serves corporate insurance policyholder clients, in Ohio and nationwide. Our principal purpose for more than 25 years has been to help our clients protect against and mitigate risk through the use of insurance. We collaborate with and counsel our clients on all aspects of their insurance coverage legal needs. Our core values are: creativity, focusing on the issues that matter, and attentiveness to clients.
Certified Insurance Law Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association
The leader of Calfee’s Insurance Coverage practice, James Sullivan, is one of only 24 lawyers in the state of Ohio certified as insurance law specialists by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Chambers USA 2022 Band 1 Ranking in Insurance: Policyholder (Ohio)
Calfee's Insurance practice group was ranked by Chambers USA in Band 1 for Insurance: Policyholder in Ohio, one of only three law firms ranked in this practice in the state. Chambers USA commentators note that the team "Boasts an impressive reputation with decades of experience in policyholder insurance representation. Well known for its capabilities in risk mitigation and cost recovery strategies. Provides representation in all aspects of insurance coverage policy disputes, including those surrounding M&A transactions. Impressive roster of clients that includes those in the academic, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
Clients interviewed by Chambers USA researchers said, "They are my go-to firm, reasonably priced, effective at what they do, and they add a lot of value at a lower cost. They manage situations so they can be handled cost-effectively, not over-billing; they're great at communicating in terms of status and good about making strong, practical recommendations. They're very quick to respond and extremely knowledgeable. The team is creative in devising solutions to coverage problems that don't begin with antagonistic litigation. The Calfee lawyers have been outstanding, professional and articulate in resisting the denial of coverage. They couldn't have done a better job. They are the best outside counsel I have ever used."
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Calfee was selected for inclusion in the 2023 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in the following areas:
- Insurance Law (National Tier 3, Regional Tier 1 Cleveland)
- Litigation – Insurance (Regional Tier 1 Cleveland)
Our team frequently presents on various insurance coverage topics, including, most recently:
- "Beware the Trip Wires: How to Protect and Maximize Insurance Coverage Assets," Advanced Issues in Insurance Coverage, Ohio State Bar Association, September 2020 (K. James Sullivan, Alexander B. Reich)