Insurance Coverage Disputes

Costello, Cooney & Fearon has extensive experience in commercial insurance coverage matters spanning most industries and coverage needs. Our attorneys have provided coverage opinions and handled litigation involving coverage disputes arising out of comprehensive and commercial general liability policies, builders' risk policies, errors and omissions policies, directors and officers coverage, environmental coverage, property coverage, and life and disability coverages, among others. We also have assisted clients with interpreting insurance policies with a goal toward resolving matters without litigation.

Costello, Cooney & Fearon has substantial experience in advising clients involved in insurance coverage disputes involving first party property as well as general liability claims. The firm's coverage practice extends to directors and officers ("D&O") liability insurance for corporate officials. The firm has also handled numerous coverage matters involving errors and omissions ("E&O") liability insurance for various professions including law, architecture, engineering and accounting. The firm also provides coverage advice on indemnity insurance, employer liability insurance, and the obligation to provide maintenance and cure benefits. Costello, Cooney & Fearon has represented clients in many matters involving property insurance, including insurance for fire or natural disaster damage.


With self-insurance becoming increasingly common, the firm has substantial experience and has represented clients in litigation involving self-insured retention and/or large proportion deductibles. The firm also has advised governmental and quasi-governmental self-insured entities on a wide range of matters.

Costello's coverage and trial expertise has led many clients to retain the firm to handle litigation involving claims of "bad faith." Our attorneys are regularly called upon to handle lawsuits seeking extra-contractual and punitive damages relating to alleged breaches of insurance contracts.

For more information, contact James Gascon.



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Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC has provided expert and diverse legal services to Syracuse and surrounding communities for more than 100 years.