Wilson Elser is recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2023 in the following three practice areas.
Insurance: Advice to Insurers Tier 4
Wilson Elser’s Insurance Practice is headed by James Stankowski (Partner, California); professional liability specialist Thomas Quinn (Partner, New Jersey); Price Collins (Partner-Texas), who specializes in handling coverage determinations, claims, settlement negotiations and bad faith avoidance; and Michael Duffy (Partner, Chicago), who advises on coverage, extra-contractual liability and reinsurance matters. Key lawyers also recognized are Jonathan Meer (Partner-New York) and Kate Tammaro (Partner, New Jersey).
Cannabis Tier 4
Wilson Elser’s Cannabis Law Practice co-chair Ian A. Stewart works with insurance companies on new policy forms and underwriting practices, while co-chair Dean A. Rocco assists ancillary businesses and financial institutions that work with cannabis companies on regulatory compliance. All key lawyers are based in Los Angeles.
The Legal 500 testimonials:
“They have industry knowledge in a relatively newer market that other firms don’t possess.”
“Ian Stewart has the most knowledge out of every cannabis attorney I have spoken to. He recognized potential coverage issues and is able to assist in creating contracts that enable our company to navigate around them.”
“They have built an excellent practice across the industry and indeed across their firm, they are very knowledgeable and practical.”
Shipping Litigation & Regulation Tier 3
Wilson Elser’s Admiralty & Marine Practice is routinely sought by international group Protection & Indemnity clubs and major cruise lines for casualty response work. The New Orleans–based team is headed by longstanding maritime law specialist Antonio Rodriguez, who has extensive experience in matters involving collisions and other significant shipping and pollution casualties. Providing support are Jake Rodriguez and Mike Harowski. Working across the firm’s Houston and New Orleans offices, Kent Adams covers catastrophic personal injury, offshore, maritime, insurance and environmental matters. John Bridger (Of Counsel, Houston) handles a range of civil and maritime litigation. Key lawyers named are Otis Felder (Partner, Los Angeles), Raymond Perez (Partner, White Plains, NY), Ronald White (Of Counsel, Houston) and Daniella Gauer (Associate, Miami).
The Legal 500 Testimonials:
“Jake Rodriguez impresses with his knowledge of maritime law and practice, and his judgment and skill in litigation strategy.”
“Jake Rodriguez’s knowledge, skill and abilities are at a high level when compared to other firms. Clients are also impressed with his responsiveness to enquiries.”
The Legal 500 research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers and data from a team of researchers experienced in the legal market. The Legal 500 was published June 7, 2023.
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