Practice Areas


Insurance Coverage Disputes

The representation of civil defendants, including self-insureds, insurance carriers, and insureds, has long been a cornerstone of Hamblett & Kerrigan’s practice.

We represent nationwide defendants and focus on obtaining efficient, cost-effective results for our clients. Our Insurance team has been consistently recognized as highly effective and members played an important role in the drafting and implementation of New Hampshire’s recent product liability law changes.

Our attorneys are represented in the Northern New England Defense Counsel Association, the Defense Research Institute and are listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Counsel. The practice group has extensive experience in all aspects of defense law, including such matters as

  • Products liability claims
  • Automobile claims
  • Legal malpractice claims
  • Automobile coverage issues, including uninsured motorists law, permissive use, and stacking issues
  • Premises Liability
  • Coverage Disputes
  • Environmental Claims and Environmental Coverage
  • Subrogation Claims
  • Toxic Torts
  • Homeowner coverage issues
  • Workers’ Compensation

The trial attorneys in the defense practice group understand the need for the carrier and/or client to be fully informed and actively involved in all areas of the case. The group places a particular emphasis on early, effective evaluation of all new matters and the development of reasonable case plans to provide cost-effective representation in accordance with carrier guidelines.Several members of the group have served as mediators and arbitrators and have training in the effective use of alternative dispute resolution.

Members of the group have tried cases in New Hampshire and Massachusetts state and federal courts, and administrative agencies and have handled appeals in state and federal appellate courts.

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