Quirk & Bakalor


Quirk and Bakalor's attorneys vigorously protect and defend the interests of major insurance carriers, reinsurance companies, third-party administrators and self-insureds with a proven track record of success. We handle all aspects of insurance litigation and coverage issues and have since the firm was founded in 1967. The focus of our practice is to minimize exposure and obtain the best results for our clients as expediently as possible. Our attorneys assess and manage risk everyday. To this end, we devise litigation strategies to resolve disputes and manage our clients’ business needs through avenues such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal.

The attorneys in this Practice Area are actively engaged in handling complex insurance coverage disputes that involve a broad spectrum of policies, including property and casualty, health and disability, construction, aviation, auto and trucking, fidelity, excess and umbrella, directors and officers liability, professional liability and general commercial liability. We have substantial experience in responding to issues that arise when defending claims involving mass aviation disaster, products liability, intellectual property, construction, premises liability, catastrophic personal injury, toxic tort and professional liability.

Quirk and Bakalor's attorneys counsel clients in regulatory matters and proceedings and has a comprehensive understanding of the unique and highly competitive nature of the insurance industry. Consequently, our attorneys are aware and always mindful of the economic challenges our clients face throughout the entire course of an engagement and remain steadfastly focused on results.

The attorneys are assisted by sophisticated case management technology and a team of experienced paralegals. In addition to our own infrastructure of support, the firm has a vast network of expert witnesses developed through nearly 40 years of client representation in this industry. With these resources in place, Quirk and Bakalor is prepared to defend any type of insurance claim.

Our attorneys have experience in handling all types of insurance-related issues, related to:

Advertising injury
Bad faith liability
Business interruption
Captive insurance & alternative risk transfer
Claims handling
Coverage opinions
Declaratory judgment actions
Director & officer liability
Excess & umbrella liability
Policy exclusions, conditions & endorsements
Policy language & forms
Punitive damages
Regulatory compliance & proceedings
Reservation of rights
Resolution of claims & disputes
Risk management
Self-insured retentions
Subrogration recovery
Triggers of coverage

Our attorneys represent a broad base of businesses involved in the insurance industry such as:

Brokers and agents
Family owned insurance agencies
Industry intermediaries
Insurance guaranty funds
Major insurance carriers
Managing general agencies
Premium finance companies
State insurance departments
Surplus line brokers
Third-party administrators