Insurance

Insurance

Conner & Winters provides insurance consultation and insurance-related litigation services concerning all types of coverages and all types of first and third party claims.  The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in insurance law, including complex insurance coverage disputes and litigation, analysis and structuring of self-insured programs, and general as well as specialized insurance defense.  We have represented major insurance carriers as well as individual and corporate insureds of all sizes, including a Fortune 500 company.


Analyzing customary and unique coverages

Our attorneys are routinely asked to analyze coverage and interpret all types of policies and bonds:  from casualty and property policies to professional liability policies; from bankers bonds to performance bonds; from directors and officers, employment and ERISA fiduciary policies to life and health insurance policies; and from policies issued by public insurance companies to those of risk retention groups.  We have additionally developed a comprehensive capacity to address pollution exclusion issues.   We provide coverage evaluation services for both insureds and insurers.

Counseling clients regarding risk management

Because of our experience, we are able to provide knowledgeable risk management advice to corporations of all sizes.  We also perform insurance audits and assessments for our corporate clients.

Comprehensive experience in rental vehicle risk management issues

Conner & Winters has particular depth of experience in insurance issues concerning vehicle rental companies.  We consult with large car rental and insurance companies relative to risk management and the structuring of self-insurance and public insurance programs and have drafted industry-specific insurance policies and policy provisions.  The firm also possesses in-depth knowledge regarding the unique liability and coverage issues facing rental companies and their insurers, both on a nationwide basis and within each state.

Resolving coverage disputes, including class action matters

Our attorneys have wide-ranging experience in the negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation of coverage disputes, from the perspectives of both the insurer and the policyholder.  In addition, the firm has built a significant practice of advising and representing numerous corporate policyholders in complex and multilayered directors and officers liability and fiduciary liability coverage issues related to securities class actions and to shareholders’ derivative litigation.  The firm’s attorneys served as coverage counsel concerning the directors and officers and ERISA fiduciary coverage issues in connection with the largest securities and ERISA class actions in the history of Tulsa.

Litigating a broad spectrum of claims

The firm also works with insurance carriers and self-insureds to defend insureds in a wide variety of insurance claims, including investigation and litigation of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, property damage, environmental, and business interruption claims.  We deal with claims arising in, for example, industrial, health care, banking and finance, residential, and vehicle rental settings.  In all matters, Conner & Winters combines its broad litigation experience with its in-depth understanding of the needs of the insured and of the insurance carrier.

Providing additional insurance related services

Our firm also provides legal counsel on the insurance-related aspects of transactional and financing matters, general contract and commercial matters, labor and employment matters, and bankruptcy matters.