We are experienced and expert at representing corporations and organizations in complex, nuanced litigation against the insurance industry. Read more about the law firms that have joined to form this national coalition of business interruption attorneys.
DiCello Levitt GutzlerChicago, Cleveland, New York and St. Louis
DiCello Levitt Gutzler attorneys are among the most renowned in the nation, with decades of courtroom experience in some of the highest profile matters in U.S. history. The firm is revered by clients and respected by defense counsel for a consistently aggressive, attentive, and creative approach in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.
The Lanier Law FirmHouston, New York, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City
The Lanier Law Firm is nationally recognized for record-setting, substantial verdicts in cases involving corporate liability. Backed with this experience and success, the firm has also built substantial expertise in representing business and corporate entities, often against larger competitors that use unfair and unlawful business practices.
Burns Bowen BairMadison, Wisconsin
The principals of Burns Bowen Bair focus on insurance recovery for a range of market sectors and industries. Among other notable representations, the team recently represented the board of directors of one of the world’s largest banks in a front-page-headline engagement that resulted in the largest insurance-funded settlement of a shareholder derivative action in history.
Daniels & TredennickHouston
Daniels & Tredennick is a Houston-based trial firm with 25 attorneys focused on resolving commercial disputes, with extensive experience representing policyholders in coverage and claims disputes in state and federal courts across the U.S.
The attorneys forming the Business Interruption Litigation Coalition are among the most successful and well-known attorneys in the nation. Their expertise includes high-profile litigation, class-actions and disputes involving insurance companies. Read more below.
Consistently recognized as one of the top civil trial lawyers in America, Mr. Lanier is perhaps best known for high-profile and precedent-setting verdicts against major corporations. He brings passion, creativity and an unparalleled ability to connect with juries in courtrooms across the nation, recovering significant verdicts and settlements during his distinguished career.
One of the nation’s leading advocates for plaintiffs in commercial litigation and class actions, Mr. Levitt served as co-lead counsel and recovered significant cases for plaintiffs in three of the largest biotechnology class actions in history. He has pursued actions on a wide variety of claims and served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in historic litigation arising from a memorable automotive emissions scandal, ultimately helping to secure a high-profile settlement.
Offering a deep understanding of insurance law and the insurance industry, with a broad understanding of the civil litigation system, Mr. Burns built an impressive record in litigating insurance recovery claims at three of the largest law firms in the nation, leading trial teams that obtained significant settlements and judgments from the insurance industry during the past decade.
With more than two decades of trial experience, Mr. Daniels has appeared in courtrooms across the nation, handling hundreds of business-related cases as a lead advocate in more than a dozen states and six foreign countries.
A former partner with one of the oldest and largest corporate defense firms in Texas, Mr. Brown now applies that experience to successfully representing companies and individuals as plaintiffs in federal and state courts. He has served as an integral member of trial teams that have recovered substantial verdicts and judgments in just the past five years.
Recognized for building a national practice representing individuals and businesses, Mr. DiCello has successfully tried mass tort and product liability actions across the nation. In recent years, he has been appointed co-lead counsel in a number of multidistrict litigation dockets involving defective medical and pharmaceutical products.
Ms. Keller has experience successfully litigating a variety of complex litigation cases in leadership positions across the U.S. She focuses her practice on class-action litigation and consumer protection matters in particular. She has litigated a wide range of product liability, data privacy, design defect, employment, and food labeling cases in courts throughout the country.
Ralph "Skip" McBride
During his 40 years in the legal industry, Mr. McBride has helped develop the insurance and banking litigation practices for one of the largest law firms in the nation. He continues to represent corporate clients, including banks and energy and insurance companies, as well as individuals, in a wide range of business litigation matters and serves as a trustee for numerous philanthropic and non-profit organizations.
Monica A. Cooper
Ms. Cooper is a trial lawyer with both civil and criminal experience. She is engaged in litigation involving commercial disputes, product liability and pharmaceutical liability, among other practice groups. Ms. Cooper is a former prosecutor with more than four years of courtroom experience prosecuting felony and misdemeanor trial cases from jury selection to closing arguments. She has tried more than 20 cases to verdict as lead counsel. Recently, she was part of the Lanier Law Firm trial team that obtained a significant verdict.