Insurance Defense Practice

The genesis and history of Montgomery Chapin & Fetten has been, and remains to this day, its strong and extensive insurance defense background. A significant part of our practice involves representation of insurance companies and their policyholders, both in defense of claims filed, legal issue analysis, assistance with insurance coverage opinions.

In an extremely diverse and broad-based litigation practice MC&F attorneys represent local, regional, national and international clients on wide-ranging issues of general liability, auto, premises, construction site, product liability, employment practices, property, business, mass tort, fraud and consumer fraud cases and are often called upon to handle the most complex, sophisticated matters.

We represent interests across a broad spectrum of industries and a diverse client base, ranging from large and small companies to families and individuals. Our clients include Fortune 100 and 500 companies, publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as individuals.

We work closely with our clients, clients’ risk managers and claims professionals to assure that appropriate insurance is identified and quantified, secured and appropriate benefits under existing policies are obtained. We recognize and understand the significant impact these issues can have on the client and business especially where self insured retentions and large deductibles are involved. We are sensitive to the reporting requirements of the insurers and corporate clients. Our attorneys bring resourceful problem solving experience to the table and work closely with each client as a strategic partner to achieve both legal and business objectives.

The MC&F Product Liability and Toxic Tort group has successfully defended local, regional and national clients in numerous high-profile and complex cases in both state and federal trial courts and at the appellate level.  We have done so by aggressively combining our legal skills with a mastery of the technical and scientific principles applicable to product liability and toxic tort claims. We have substantial experience in defending various product defect claims brought against businesses including manufacturers, distributors and service companies. We are experienced in developing defenses for all product cases including those involving complex technical products and have extensive skill in the defense of mass tort claims such as asbestos.

The MC&F Employment group attorneys provide our clients with sophisticated and practical day-to-day employment counseling, helping them comply with complex laws and avoid litigation by dealing with employees effectively, fairly and legally. When necessary the lawyers at MC&F are fully prepared to defend against charges under LAD, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, CEPA and other federal and state laws. We represent employers before government agencies and tribunals and deal with virtually every aspect of employment relationships. We work hand-in-hand with employers and their human resource and litigation group to anticipate problems before they surface by drafting smart policies and useful employee handbooks, counseling employers on various federal and state statutes, conducting management and employee training and negotiating and drafting employment agreements.