McGowan & Lavin is listed in A. M. Best Company’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys, and is a founding member of the National Alliance of Subrogation Counsel (NASC). Our experience with, and knowledge of, the insurance industry has helped us to produce consistent and cost-effective results for our clients. Our representation of each insurance client is tailored to that client’s needs, and our representation of each individual insurer is enhanced by the depth of our experience in assisting all of our clients.
The firm provides legal services to clients in the defense of first and third-party claims, coverage issues and on behalf of insurers in subrogation proceedings. We specialize in the areas of property and liability defense matters including particular emphasis on property coverage issues, general liability claims, commercial lines, automobile liability claims, and defending insurers from extra-contractual claims, and we handles a broad range of matters ranging from multi-party product liability, asbestos, lead poisoning, property damage, construction contract claims, delay claims, surety claims, sick-building, toxic tort, premises liability, liquor liability, legal malpractice, employment, sexual harassment, bad faith claims, and environmental cases with substantial exposures to auto liability matters with compulsory limits. Coverage issues are carefully researched and answered so clients can comfortably rely upon the advice given. The firm is regularly retained to represent insurers in declaratory judgment actions on issues ranging from environmental exposures to interpretations of standard general liability policies. In addition to the insurance products and coverage areas, the firm has experience in the defense of personal lines first party property claims, including experience in the area of fraud investigation and pre-litigation strategies for potentially fraudulent cases. We are familiar with the spectrum of SIU cases and have been actively involved in investigating such claims including staged burglaries and arsons for profit.
We also represent South Shore residents in various capacities.