Our Practices

Niles Barton’s deep experience and a history of success in handling matters for our clients have helped to make us a firm that they rely on and trust. No matter how challenging or difficult the matter, our clients know we will rise to the occasion and do whatever it takes, whenever needed, to protect their interests.

Our Practices

Insurance Law

"Helping insurers resolve their claims"

For half a century, Niles Barton has provided legal counsel and advice to insurance companies, brokers and businesses regarding property insurance, insurance claims, coverage, and defense. Our insurance attorneys have substantial experience investigating and litigating various coverage issues, including arson, fraud and business interruption. We also counsel clients on how to resolve claims in accordance with the insurance policy, contract provisions, and the law.

Niles Barton is one of the few firms to have an experienced group of property insurance attorneys who have represented insurers in arbitration, mediation and litigation in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. We assist clients with handling property insurance claims involving arson, mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, contamination, builders risk, real estate, machinery, technology, and business interruption and extra expense.

Our insurance practice also integrates with our construction, fidelity and surety practices to expand our insurance legal services to clients. Our attorneys provide legal opinions concerning coverage and have an impressive track record representing clients in litigation, including proceedings in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, arbitration panels and in mediation.

Additionally, our attorneys advise and counsel on a variety of insurance regulatory and compliance matters ranging from defending regulatory investigation litigation to supporting company licensing.  

Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP has received A.M. Best's "Recommended Insurance Attorneys" badge for every year since 2010. Best's Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters is published annually and remains a top resource for insurance professionals to select qualified insurance attorneys.

With a thorough understanding of the insurance industry, Niles Barton’s attorneys handle insurance legal matters involving:

  • Admiralty and maritime
  • Arson
  • Bad faith defense
  • Construction defects
  • Coverage disputes
  • Coverage interpretation
  • Directors & Officers liability
  • Fidelity and surety
  • First party property
  • Fraud
  • Employment practices liability 
  • Insurance defense
  • Intellectual property
  • Liability
  • Mergers and acquisition insurance
  • Personal injury defense
  • Property insurance
  • Regulatory matters
  • Representations & warranties insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Third party property

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