- This practice area focuses on insurance contracts and evaluating what and how much is covered under specific insurance policies.
- Lawyers who practice in this area provide advice on matters involving general insurance, gap coverage, surety bonds, and access insurance.
- They often become involved in questions of insurance coverage in cases arising from medical malpractice, construction defects, premises liability, fires, floods, and earthquakes.
- Most of the work is driven by contracts and questions of coverage.
Why Do Insurance Coverage Attorneys Enjoy Their Jobs?
- Attorneys who enjoy this work feel that it can be intellectually challenging and they enjoy untangling verbiage and interpreting contracts.
- People who enjoy contracts and litigation enjoy this practice a great deal.
- Because the work involves insurance companies and can involve great sums of money, there is often the opportunity to bill lots of hours.
What Are the Difficulties of Being an Insurance Coverage Attorney?
- Attorneys who do not like arguing over verbiage find this practice area overly cumbersome, tedious and boring.
- There is not a very "human component" of this work, and the cases can go on for years and years without anything being resolved.
How Easy Is It to Move Laterally as an Insurance Coverage Attorney?
- This is a healthy practice area for attorneys to lateral in.
- There is a high barrier to entry in this practice area because it takes some time to learn.
- Attorneys who do this work can often lateral as more senior attorneys (with more than ten years of experience) without a lot of business due to the nature of the work and demand for attorneys with this expertise.
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Marketability of Insurance Attorneys
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