Insurance Coverage

The attorneys in our Firm's Insurance Coverage Practice Group have broad experience litigating a wide variety of coverage cases in both state and federal courts.  We have successfully litigated such policy issues as: 

  • Errors & omissions
  • Allocation
  • Business risk exclusions
  • Criminal acts
  • Expected and intended acts
  • Michigan No-Fault
  • Misrepresentation
  • Pollution exclusion
  • Trigger of coverage
  • Who is an insured


Group Chair
  Broaddus, Drew W.

Group Vice Chair
  Morley, Mark E.
Senior Partner

Group Members
Emrich, Henry S.
Executive Partner

Walburn, Sarah L.
Executive Partner

Fopma, Amanda B.

Givskud, David M.

Joyce, Kellie C.

Rojas, Diego J.

Schlinker, John C

Townsend, Renee T.

David, Javon R.

Nikolovski-Amady, Loren

Paasch, Jonathan J.

Recent Publications
Uniform Trade Practices Act’s 12% penalty interest applies to UM/UIM claims, even when the claim was “reasonably in dispute”
Safeguards 05/16/2017

Secrest Wardle Partner, Drew Broaddus, Has Been Published in The Journal of Insurance & Indemnity Law
In the News 05/03/2017

Court of Appeals clarifies when a carrier’s belated assertion of a coverage defense constitutes a waiver
Safeguards 03/06/2017

Michigan Assigned Claims Plan & Fraud
Webinar Presented 01/12/2016

Partner Mark C. Vanneste Revises A.M. Best’s Digest of Insurance Law - Michigan
Press Release 01/07/2016

Litigation Successes
Stephenson v Hartford Insurance Company
Result Date: 01/09/2009

Insurance Coverage
Farm Bureau v Progressive Michigan Insurance Company
Result Date: 12/16/2008

PIP Suit
Michelle Byers v State Farm
Result Date: 12/11/2008

Personal Injury Protection Benefits
Farm Bureau v Progressive Insurance
Result Date: 12/08/2008

Insurance Coverage/Indemnity/Construction Contracts
Baker Concrete, et al v Whaley Steel, et al
Result Date: 12/07/2008

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Alternative Dispute Resolution


Commercial and Business Law


Drug and Medical Device


Environmental and Toxic Tort

Family Law

General Negligence

Governmental Litigation

Insurance Coverage

Intellectual Property / Advertising Injury

Malpractice / Professional Liability

Motor Vehicle Litigation


Premises Liability

Product Liability

Property, Fire and Casualty

Real Estate

Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Litigation