Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
J. Scott Alexander, Managing Partner
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814
Murphy Austin’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Team members have decades of experience representing policyholders in complex commercial and construction insurance litigation matters. Our attorneys also provide advice and counsel concerning transactional insurance matters, including the review and interpretation of policy obligations/rights and client counsel during crisis management.
Our attorneys are skilled at prosecuting insurance issues related to the wrongful denial of insurance benefits, including actions for breach of contract and insurance bad faith involving the failure to pay insurance claims, the failure to defend lawsuits brought against policyholders, and the failure to settle lawsuits where liability is reasonably clear. Our attorneys also are skilled at defending actions for declaratory relief and reimbursement of insurance benefits brought by insurance companies.
Murphy Austin attorneys have successfully resolved insurance disputes for real estate owners and developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, real estate agents and brokers, insurance agents and brokers, product manufacturers and suppliers, automobile dealerships, software developers, educational institutions, public entities, legal and accounting professionals, medical service providers, and homeowners and other individuals. Specific areas of our team’s expertise include:
Our attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants in matters related to insurance agent and broker liability with respect to error and omission claims involving:
The group’s leader, Alexander F. Stuart, has more than four decades of experience practicing law in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, with a particular focus on commercial insurance litigation involving business, real estate, construction and professional liability matters. Alex is a co-author of chapters on insurance bad faith litigation in California Liability Insurance Practice: Claims and Litigation, published by Continuing Education of the Bar.
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of insurance industry practices, having prosecuted and defended hundreds of bad faith cases, including:
First-Party Bad Faith
Third-Party Bad Faith