INSURANCE LAW PRACTICE

Mr. Kiviat has represented policy holders, public adjusters, and insurers in disputes and resulting civil litigation relating to both commercial and individual insurance claims.

Mr. Kiviat represented the owner of a large multi-story apartment complex that collapsed during a southern California earthquake in an insurance bad faith action against the client's insurer, who denied coverage for the client's multimillion-dollar loss by arguing that the client did not have the appropriate earthquake endorsement.

 

 

Mr. Kiviat represented a commercial nursery in an action against the client's insurance company to recover damages sustained due to the substantial delay that the insurer took in adjusting the client's fire loss/business interruption claim.

 

 

Mr. Kiviat represented a seafood distributor in an action against the client's insurance company to recover damages relating to the bad faith denial of the client's fire loss claim.

 

 

Mr. Kiviat has provided coverage analysis and opinion for national insurers relating to commercial and individual insurance claims.

 

Mr. Kiviat has represented national insurance companies in litigation relating to allegations of bad faith claims handling.