Insurance Agents/Brokers


Our experienced attorneys are often retained by insurance companies to represent the interests of insurance agents and brokers. Frequently the professional reputations of insurance agents and brokers are placed at risk by former clients who regret the well-informed decisions they made with regard to limits and coverages. Such claims generally arise in connection with allegations the agent or broker failed to procure insurance, made negligent misrepresentations or provided negligent advice regarding appropriate limits or coverages.

Successful defense of such professional liability claims require an intimate understanding of the insurance industry which includes a practical and working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities insurance agents and brokers owe to their clients. Shareholder Stephen Murphy leads our team of attorneys representing insurance agents and brokers. Prior to becoming an attorney, Steve worked as an insurance agent and has invaluable first-hand experience in the industry. Steve is an important resource for other members of the team. Sandberg Phoenix attorneys leverage Steve’s knowledge to provide effective and efficient representation to our insurance agent and broker clients.

Sandberg Phoenix attorneys have a well-earned reputation for trying lawsuits. Our attorneys also have the ability to successfully represent professional liability clients on appeal when necessary. But, we also understand the costs associated with litigation so we make early assessments to identify those cases that are appropriate for early resolution.

Our attorneys always consider the potential impact on the reputation of our clients when providing counselling or developing defense strategies. As licensed professionals ourselves, we know what it takes to earn an outstanding professional reputation. We take pride in our professional reputation and work hard to protect the well-earned reputations of our insurance agent and broker clients.


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