Practice Area

Bad Faith


Bad faith claims require uniquely experienced attorneys to help navigate and mitigate risks to carriers. Hassett | Donnelly’s team has the specific experience required and a strong record of success handling bad faith matters bought against carriers and claims personnel.

Our bad faith attorneys defend insurance clients in litigation involving CGL, property, professional liability, E&O, excess, umbrella, auto and homeowner’s policies. We defend insurers in actions arising from claims handling, underwriting, uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage and default judgments. Our attorneys have successfully represented insurers in class action matters and have successfully challenged attorneys’ fees claims in matters across the region, as well as appearing pro hac vice on behalf of insurers in other jurisdictions. Whether seeking bifurcation or the stay of proceedings against an insurer, our experience allows us to properly defend and protect our clients in this high risk area.

We can assist in responding to subpoenas seeking claims files and can handle large document production of paper and electronically stored documents and information on behalf of insurers. Further, we have experience preparing and defending claims personnel of all levels in depositions and trials involving bad faith claims. Our accomplished team understands that protecting the client’s reputation is an important part of bad faith defense.

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