Insurance Defense

Our attorneys are experienced in handling a wide range of insurance law matters. We provide timely and succinct coverage opinions to both primary and excess insurance companies and, when necessary, litigate declaratory judgment actions in state and federal courts across the State of New York. Over the past nine decades, Melvin & Melvin, PLLC has earned an excellent reputation as an insurance defense firm serving clients in both New York and in other jurisdictions. We have handled thousands of cases, with results including many favorable verdicts and numerous reported decisions.

Melvin & Melvin, PLLC has extensive trial experience resolving insurance claims and coverage issues. As a full-service firm, Melvin & Melvin, PLLC represents insurance companies in all forms of tort litigation. We are committed to providing effective defense services that efficiently protect your insured’s rights and interests.

While valid claims should be respected, it is in the best interests of victims everywhere, insureds as well as insurance company shareholders, that unmerited claims are ferreted out and dealt with in an expedited and efficient manner. Accordingly, Melvin & Melvin, PLLC provides insurance defense in the following areas:

  • Automobile
  • Bad faith claims
  • Employment discrimination
  • First party
  • General liability
  • Governmental liability
  • Insurance coverage, fraud and misrepresentation
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Reinsurance matters
  • Subrogation
  • Toxic torts
  • Workers compensation

In endeavoring to provide you with expeditious legal services, Melvin & Melvin, PLLC is experienced not only in trial work but also in arbitrations, declaratory judgment actions and other methods geared to minimize liability payouts and litigation expense. We make every effort to partner with our clients to develop a variety of measures to minimize exposure and maintain a high quality of representation.