Insurance Law

Insurance Law Practice

Insurance lawyers at Brown Dean provide crucial legal experience for national and international clients in all matters involving insurance.

Insurance Coverage and Insurance Litigation Lawyers

Sterling Elza leads the group of lawyers involved with insurance coverage and litigation. Brown Dean insurance lawyers work with insurance companies by providing opinions and advice with regard to complex questions of insurance coverage and defense.

Our attorneys represent insurance clients in first party insurance claims in which there is a dispute as to coverage under the policy, the value of the loss, and in instances of possible fraud.  In addition, our insurance laywers work with insurance companies in cases involving allegations of improper adjustment and settlement of claims, including allegations of bad faith against the insurance company.

Brown Dean’s team of well-qualified attorneys works to protect the interests of clients dealing with complex issues including:

  • Policy coverage disputes
  • Loss  value assessment
  • Insurance fraud
  • Allegations of improper adjustment of insurance claims
  • Allegations of improper settlement of insurance claims
  • Allegations of bad faith


Sterling Elza, Lead Partner
Robert Piwetz, Partner
Alicia A. Murphy, Associate

 Insurance Defense Lawyers – Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Property Damage

Michael Peck and Sterling Elza combine their solid insurance backgrounds to lead a team of Brown Dean attorneys focused on defending insured individuals and businesses facing lawsuits involving personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage allegations. We help protect the interests of insured businesses and individuals including:

  • Business Owners
  • Professionals
  • Healthcare providers
  • Construction contractors and subcontractors
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Distributors
  • Drivers


Sterling Elza, Lead Partner
Michael L. Peck, Lead Partner
Robert Piwetz, Partner

Insurance Subrogation Lawyers

John Hart and Bruce Rogers, each with more than forty years of experience in insurance subrogation matters, represent national and international clients in matters involving multi-million dollar losses to industrial and commercial property.  Hart and Rogers work with investigators, authorities, and consultants to determine the cause of a loss. They focus on recovering insurance payments paid to policyholders for losses caused by third party negligence.


John C. Hart, Lead Partner
Bruce Rogers, Lead Partner



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