Insurance Defense

Effective Insurance Defense Attorneys

With more than 50 years of combined legal experience and an impressive record of success, the insurance defense lawyers of Righi Fitch Law Group are known for their resourcefulness and effectiveness.

Representing Insureds

Our Phoenix law firm provides innovative yet practical and cost-effective defense for insurance companies. We are routinely retained to serve as coverage, monitoring, and litigation counsel. Our comprehensive insurance defense practice includes:

  • Construction and design defect claims: Defending developers, general contractors, and subcontractors and other construction professionals in construction defect, water, mold, and soils litigation
  • Product liability defense: Including cases involving complex and technical products
  • Auto and homeowner's insurance defense: From personal injury and wrongful death claims from car, truck and motorcycle accidents to premises liability cases and homeowner claims for fire, theft and other property damage
  • Professional liability defense: Including defense of attorneys, accountants, realtors, architects and other registered professionals
  • Business comprehensive general liability: Defending commercial clients in litigation ranging from job site accidents to sexual harassment claims, many of which involve policy exclusions and reservation of rights
  • Insurance coverage and Bad Faith Litigation: Righi Fitch Law Group vigorously advocates on behalf of insurance industry clients in bad faith litigation and have handled complex trial matters, including first and third party claims against the carrier, declaratory judgments, subrogation, and indemnification actions.
  • Construction Site Accident Liability: Righi Fitch Law Group has significant construction litigation expertise in solution-oriented, cost-efficient legal representation and sound, practical construction site knowledge.
  • Premises and Habitational Liability: Righi Fitch Law Group represents and defends clients with meticulous investigation thorough preparation and innovative tactics. Premises and habitational liability defense is one of the cornerstones of the firm's casualty defense practice. The partners of Righi Fitch Law Group have a long history of defending these types of lawsuits in the Arizona courts.
  • Professional Liability & Malpractice: At Righi Fitch Law Group, our firm prides itself on being among the top choices for insurers, individuals, and entities seeking to defend against professional liability and malpractice claims in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Retail and Hospitality Liability: In this economic climate, businesses that depend on consumer traffic face significant exposures arising from customer claims for bodily injury occurring from a variety of circumstances. Righi Fitch Law Group has extensive experience in defending a wide range of consumer-oriented clients faced with customer claims.
  • Trucking & Transportation: Our trucking and transportation attorneys have extensive experience in defending trucking companies in complex litigation including property claims, commercial litigation, employment, and most importantly, large loss injury and death claims.
  • Liquor/Dram Shop Liability: Liquor liability issues may arise if an individual who was injured by a drunk driver or intoxicated individual alleges that an establishment served the person after he or she was visibly intoxicated. There are also special tavern premises liability issues to consider if an individual is injured in a tavern. These are seriouslegal issues and can put the future of a business in jeopardy if not defended by competent and experienced civil defense attorneys.
  • Worker’s Compensation Defense: Righi Fitch Law Group has extensive experience in workers' compensation defense, with over 30 years of experience litigating cases at the Industrial Commission through the appellate level. We represent insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third party administrators in Arizona.

We are known for our ability to balance our obligations to the insured and the insurance company. We fully protect our policyholder clients in litigation while providing the necessary information for insurers to effectively evaluate and manage risk.

Our clients range from individuals who are involved in car accidents to multinational corporations that are being sued in product liability claims. We treat all of our clients with the same level of respect.

Representing Insurers

Because of our trial experience and expertise in complex insurance coverage issues, insurers rely on us to represent them directly in complex insurance litigation matters, including those relating to:

  • Additional insurance disputes
  • Coverage opinions
  • Primary/excess coverage disputes
  • Insurance risk management
  • First party bad faith litigation
  • Third party bad faith litigation

Giving You the Information to Make Wise Decisions

We consider it our duty to provide the information our clients need to make decisions about their cases. We take pride in our ability to provide that information in a manner that allows them to understand the issues and make intelligent decisions that protect their interests.

Recognizing that insurers are in the business of managing risk and that timely reporting is critical to evaluating cases, we utilize advanced case management and processing technologies to enable rapid and cost-effective communication and representation.

If you are seeking a law firm that provides sophisticated representation in a cost-effective manner, please contact Righi Fitch Law Group. We represent clients throughout Arizona.