Insurance Defense & Coverage

Mitchell Williams represents insurance carriers in litigated matters and claims throughout Arkansas. Providing the highest value to our clients, we offer a practical and cost-effective approach that combines significant litigation experience with direct knowledge of the coverage being sought for the underlying claims. Our team of nationally recognized litigators has obtained highly successful results in numerous state and federal courts, and at both the trial and appellate levels.

We work with national and local insurance companies on matters in State and local courts and have extensive experience with insurance defense in Arkansas. We serve our clients needs through an in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry which allows us to develop compelling trial themes amid complicated litigation. Our clients benefit from our ability to quickly and efficiently identify the most effective legal strategy from trials, to dispositive motion practice, or alternative dispute resolution. We represent insurance companies, policyholders, and self-insured parties and have experience representing companies providing coverage in all lines including business, commercial, automobile, property, homeowner, life and general liability.  We assist insurance companies in matters including:

  • Declaratory Judgment actions
  • Coverage disputes
  • Bad faith claims
  • Vexatious refusal to pay claims
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist claims
  • Insurance agent and broker liability
  • Owner/Operator Transportation liability
  • Product and manufacturing liability of all types
  • Arson
  • Insurance fraud
  • Employment practices liability
  • Excess and reinsurance coverage analysis and monitoring
  • Professional liability
  • Property and casualty
  • Surplus lines and reinsurance
  • Arbitrations and mediations

Our attorneys regularly serve as lead trial counsel or national coordinating counsel on behalf of major insurers before state and federal courts and arbitration panels. We understand our client’s rights and strive to translate these rights into effective legal remedies. Our experience includes:

  • Claims-handling agreements
  • Multidistrict litigation
  • Declaratory judgments
  • Bad faith claims against recalcitrant liability insurers