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Insurance Enforcement Litigation

The Alvarez Firm is uniquely suited to represent policyholders in disputes with insurance companies.  Its insurance policy enforcement team is headed by David A. Shaneyfelt, a former partner with the New York-based firm, Anderson Kill. Dave has secured millions of dollars in coverage for policyholders under numerous types of policies, including general liability, employment practices liability, wage and hour class actions, intellectual property, director and officer liability, commercial crime insurance, professional liability, property losses, and workers compensation policies. He has successfully obtained coverage for public entities and private companies in numerous state and Federal courts nationwide, and against many of the largest national and international insurance carriers. He is a frequent speaker at legal conferences on the subject of insurance recovery and is a regular guest at such national webinar programs as the National Constitution Conferences. 

Because of this extensive experience, Dave’s team has briefed a wide array of insurance coverage issues that are commonly brought to bear on insurance disputes, which has allowed for the efficient, direct, and thrifty use of legal resources to maximize client value.  The Alvarez Firm’s clients receive “Big Firm” skill, experience and success, with the value and attentiveness that a smaller firm can offer.

The team has extensive experience in working with in-house counsel and defense counsel in prosecuting claims. In some cases, we are asked to take the lead. In other cases we are pleased to advise behind the scenes and let in-house counsel or private counsel stand in front. Our goal is to get our clients paid; to turn the insurance company’s “no” into a “yes,” in whatever method is most effective.