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Contact Matt at 415-775-8950
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Matt Wertheim & Associates represents clients in a wide range of matters involving insurance coverage and liability issues. We offer multi-faceted services in insurance matters ranging from the simple to the complex. Matt Wertheim has successfully represented policyholders in claims against their insurance companies where coverage has been denied or is at issue in both first party or third party claims.

  • First party claims involve a suit directly against an insurance company for refusing to pay benefits.
  • Third party claims arise when an insurance company fails to defend a suit brought against its insured or fails to pay a claim, on behalf of its insured, asserted against the insured policyholder.

Additionally, Matt has also been responsible for:

  • handling cases involving commercial liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, life, disability, fire and other related insurance coverage
  • monitoring the defense of personal injury actions where an insured requires the assistance of counsel to coordinate the defense of their claim with counsel provided by an insurance company under its ordinary defense obligation
  • providing assistance determining the appropriate types and levels of coverage to maintain in order to properly insure against commonly encountered risks
  • representing clients in claims involving the construction industry (both builders and property owners), real estate and real estate professionals
  • analyzing and interpreting insurance policies.  Insurance policies are often difficult to understand even for sophisticated and experience business people. Matt Wertheim & Associates works with his clients to level the playing field and offer benefits and protection to the insured. We bring value by ensuring that you thoroughly understand the coverage you are entitled to and for which you have paid.

Past Experience/exemplar cases

  • Matt was the general counsel for a small insurance company whose errors and omissions claim was denied by its insurer. Matt assisted the client by formulating and making the initial notice of claim, associating with outside counseling to help file a federal court declaratory relief action when the claim was denied, to the successful reversal/positive outcome in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and finally to the negotiation of the client's claim for bad faith and attorney's fees.
  • Matt has represented multiple San Francisco based Insurance agents in their six figure claims for fidelity coverage that were originally denied by insurers prior to Matt's involvement, coverage analysis, legal research, written discovery, depositions, motions, etc.
  • Matt acted as co-counsel for Insurance agent accused of negligence. Matt oversaw and coordinated work of counsel appointed by insurer, interviewed and retained experts, and oversaw the approach at mediation, which resulted in settlement within client/insured's policy limits.
  • Matt achieved a settlement under a CGL policy in favor of a contractor defendant, by overcoming the insurance carrier's reservation of rights claim denial. The insurance carrier paid a significant portion of the underlying damages/defect claims.
  • Matt has represented numerous high net worth individuals in auto accident cases working alongside appointed insurance defense counsel when clients/insured's were mistakenly grossly underinsured based upon clients' significant assets/wealth.

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