Guiding New England Clients Through Insurance Law Matters
Melick & Porter, LLP’s insurance coverage practice has an incredible 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 on 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, have tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, and have enjoyed successes before judges and juries alike. Our firm has also helped forge new coverage law through the many appellate cases we have handled.
Contact our team online or by phone to schedule an appointment today at (617) 523-6200.
Who We Serve
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. Our practice also includes representing insurance companies against claims for bad faith and punitive damages.
Decades Of Experience To Back Our Reputations
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 first or 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.
- American Home Assur. Co. v. First Specialty Ins. Co., 73 Mass.App.Ct. 1 (2008) (trucking coverage)
- Merrill v. Colbert, 79 Mass.App.Ct. 1124 (2011) (sexual relations between patient and therapist not covered by professional liability policy)
- Newton v. Krasnigor, 404 Mass. 682 (1989) (intentional act exclusion)
- Utica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Amity Ins. Agency, Inc., 84 Mass.App.Ct. 1111 (2013) (errors and omissions insurance)
Our insurance coverage lawyers are ready to assist you. Call us at (617) 523-6200.
Well-Qualified & Accomplished Firm
Nationally Recognized Super Lawyers®
Seasoned Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
High-End Legal Representation
Track Record Of Client Success