Mark Paulson and Amy Paulus, Partners
For more than two decades, Clausen Miller P.C. has actively litigated environmental coverage issues throughout the United States. The firm acts as national and regional counsel to large liability carriers who handle thousands of claims submitted by policyholders. The claims submitted under general liability policies include those seeking coverage for liability arising out of releases of hazardous substances from landfills, the discharge and/or disposal of hazardous materials from manufacturing operations and analyzing claims for contamination of navigable waters, aquifers and groundwater. The firm is also well versed in assisting carriers in analyzing coverage under environmental impairment liability policies, as well as pollution liability policies purchased to cover discrete types of environmental liability exposures and cost cap coverage for specific pollution liabilities. The firm’s services include counseling primary and excess carriers at the earliest stages of a claim to representing the carrier in coverage litigation right through verdict and appeal. Our team of veteran coverage litigators regularly represents carriers in some of the largest and most complex lawsuits pending in the country.
Clausen Miller attorneys stay abreast of the ever changing legal landscape which encompasses a myriad of issues, including policy construction, claim handling issues and developing the best strategy to achieve a fair and just result. We assist carriers in responding to policyholder demands, investigating the facts underlying the claim submitted and in providing a thorough legal analysis. We work with the foremost environmental consultants at all stages of a claim and throughout the course of coverage litigation to ensure that the technical aspects of each case are addressed properly. Our attorneys stand ready to assist with specific cases, as well as to provide education and up to date analysis of trends in case law through publications and seminars.