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Services & Industries >> Insurance Recovery

The Allen Matkins Insurance Recovery practice represents policyholders in insurance policy enforcement and coverage litigation, designing risk management programs, procuring insurance coverage and other insurance matters.

Primarily we represent policyholders in disputes and litigation with insurance carriers involving Comprehensive General Liability, D&O Liability, Construction, Property and Business Interruption, Pollution, General Liability, Product Liability and Recall, Fiduciary, Fidelity/Crime and other claims arising from man-made and natural disasters.

As part of our practice, we also evaluate and prepare insurance requirements and indemnity provisions in contracts, purchase agreements, and other binding contracts. We work to find coverage for a wide variety of exposures, including corporate directors’ and officers’ liabilities, real estate development, such as property policies, liability policies (primary and excess), OCIP, CCIP, wrap-up policies, title policies and E&O policies, as well as technology and professional errors and omissions claims, products liability, intellectual property disputes, environmental liabilities, employment litigation, construction delay and defects claims.

Our team also assists private businesses and public entities evaluate current or proposed insurance programs, captive insurance programs, owner-controlled insurance programs, environmental remediation protection and other risk management and risk transfer devices.


The Recorder named Berg & Berg Enterprises, LLP v. City of San Jose to its list of California's Million Dollar Verdicts in 2012.

Daily Journal named Berg & Berg v. City of San Jose, argued by Robert R. Moore and Michael J. Betz, a "Top Plaintiff's Verdict by Impact" in 2012. 

Valentine S. Hoy selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction and Litigation - Real Estate in 2008 – 2019.

Super Lawyers 2018 recognized many of the firm's Insurance Recovery attorneys including David D. Cooke, Valentine S. Hoy, Robert R. Moore, and Marshall C. Wallace. Sandi L. Nichols named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California, as well as to the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in that region. 

  • Allen Matkins has successfully navigated us through two multi-million dollar insurance recovery matters.
    - CEO of Regional Insurance Company


Betz Michael J

Michael J. Betz


San Francisco

(415) 273-7453
Gibbs Thomas E

Thomas E. Gibbs


Orange County

(949) 851-5417