As one of only four firms to achieve a Band 1 ranking in this category, Spencer Fane was included for its breadth of expertise in insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, as well as notable strength in class actions.
“Spencer Fane is equally adept at acting for insurers and insureds on complex first- and third-party insurance matters, boasting enviable litigation expertise spanning state, federal and appellate courts,” Chambers USA reports. “Its far-reaching experience covers claims concerning property, construction defect, catastrophic injury, environmental and other policy lines.”
Chambers USA is a legal guide that recognizes the nation’s leading lawyers based on a research process that relies heavily on in-depth interviews and client feedback. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.
In evaluating Spencer Fane for an insurance ranking, Chambers USA reported clients sharing feedback praising the team’s experience in the industry as “excellent lawyers on the insurer side.”
“It’s a very, very good set of lawyers,” one peer attorney told Chambers USA. “I’ve been opposite them in many cases and they’re good adversaries who certainly know what they’re doing.”
In addition to the firm ranking, Chambers USA recognized four individual attorneys on the team as notable practitioners in their field. They include:
- Terence Ridley: “An impressive performer across a wide range of insurance coverage and bad faith disputes alongside experience handling class actions. He is a go-to litigator for insurer clients.”
- Linda Knight: “Equally adept acting on behalf of insurers and insureds in complex first- and third-party insurance disputes, with particular experience handling litigation arising from catastrophic injury.”
- Jeremy Moseley: “Has considerable experience acting on behalf of major insurers in coverage, bad faith and contract breach disputes as part of a broader commercial disputes practice.”
- Evan Stephenson: “An accomplished trial and appellate litigator with notable experience acting for insurer-side clients in high exposure claims alongside wider strength handling commercial disputes and class actions.
As a part of a team of attorneys who joined Spencer Fane in 2021, the group reinforces the firm’s commitment to making a full range of legal services available to insurance clients throughout its growing footprint while also deepening its capabilities in the Rocky Mountain West, the Midwest, and the Southeast.
The insurance team offers a concentrated focus on providing clients litigation defense in the areas of insurance bad faith, commercial, and class actions. The group regularly represents national insurance carriers in high stakes litigation. Attorneys in the group actively participate in a variety of prestigious national organizations relevant to their defense work, including The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the American College of Coverage Counsel, and the American Law Institute.