Litigation and Trial Services

Insurance Litigation Services

Insurance Coverage and Litigation


For more than 65 years, the Insurance Coverage and Litigation attorneys at Smith Haughey have been assisting and offering a full range of services needed to assist their clients in Michigan with their insurance-related needs.

Our clients have included individuals, business owners, manufacturers, corporations, motorists, governmental entities, accountants, attorneys, engineers, and others. We have successfully represented these clients in connection with general insurance issues and coverage claims, as well as liability lawsuits and appeals. We’ve successfully provided such services in a wide variety of contexts, from coverage review and analysis to litigation and liability defense.

Corporations and individuals look to us for advice on policy and coverage requirements. We help them evaluate coverage options, advise them on the adequacy of their risk management measures, and determine whether specific exposures are covered by insurance. We recognize the financial impact of litigation on our clients, so we focus on resolving coverage disputes as early as possible, on the most advantageous terms possible - but when necessary, we bring a long history of successful trial experience to bear in court.

Notably, our firm was recommended by Benchmark Litigation for having one of the leading litigation practices in Michigan and includes two of our insurance litigation attorneys - Jack Oostema and Patrick Geary - on a list of "litigation stars" in the state of Michigan.


In addition to defending claims against insureds, we have represented many insurance carriers in assessing and resolving a wide range of insurance coverage questions. Our attorneys offer specialized legal counsel and litigation experience in

    First-party No-Fault claims
    Insurance coverage analysis
    Examinations Under Oath
    Declaratory Judgment actions
    Fraudulent insurance claims
    Presenting and defending selected subrogation actions
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