Bad Faith Defense

When the integrity of an insurer’s business or claim practices is on the line, there is no substitute for decisive, experienced representation. Over the last 30 years case law, statutes and regulations have created a complex set of rules for insurers. We regularly work with our clients to establish good faith claim practices that help them provide their policyholders and claimants with prompt, fair, professional claim service.

The best way to avoid the expense and uncertainty of bad faith lawsuits is to know the lay of the land. What is the current status of bad faith law in Arizona or Nevada? Are there any trends in the law that might influence claim practices? Good faith claim practices avoid bad faith lawsuits.

Sometimes even an insurer’s best intentions can’t avoid a bad faith lawsuit. We take the responsibility of defending bad faith lawsuits very seriously because we know our clients take it seriously. Our senior insurance partner, Doug Christian has been representing insurers, self-insureds and agents in extra-contractual litigation since its inception in Arizona in the early 1980’s. High-stakes, multi-million dollar, punitive damages cases need experienced insurance and trial lawyers, and CD&S has the right team in place to defend both against first- and third-party claims.