Insurance Coverage

Melick & Porter’s insurance coverage practice has an incredibly strong reputation. Our success is founded upon our superior research, legal analysis, and writing skills. We provide detailed coverage analyses and practical advice to help our clients achieve the best outcomes promptly and economically. Clients count us not only as advisors, but also as their trial and appellate counsel. We help our clients navigate the intricacies of policy language and the law, and we always stand ready to vigorously defend their positions in court. Our senior attorneys have conducted thousands of coverage evaluations and defense obligations, have tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts, and have enjoyed successes before judges and juries alike. Melick & Porter has also helped forge new coverage law through the many appellate cases we have handled. 

We represent primary and excess insurers as well as self-insured companies, and we are familiar with a wide range of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, employment practices liability, professional liability, errors and omissions, directors and officers, automobile, pollution, excess, and umbrella policies. Our practice also includes representing insurance companies against claims for bad faith and punitive damages. 

We are proud of our tradition of excellence. Our senior attorneys have earned AV ratings from Martindale-Hubbell and have been recognized for their insurance coverage expertise as Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers. Partner William Rose is a member of the American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel. Our late partner, Andre Sansoucy, authored Liability Insurance Law in Massachusetts, and partner Michael Byrne carries on his legacy with regular supplements to this leading treatise. For anything from a simple second opinion on a reservation of rights to a complex declaratory judgment action, we would be pleased to put our energy, experience, and expertise to work on your behalf.