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

Property Insurance Law

"Helping insurers resolve their first party property claims"

Niles Barton provides legal counsel and advice to insurance companies and brokers regarding first party property matters. We are one of the few firms to have an experienced group of property insurance lawyers who represent insurers in appraisal, mediation and litigation in the local, state and federal courts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

Our property insurance lawyers handle coverage disputes, arson and fraud investigation and litigation, subrogation, and examinations under oath. We assist clients with property insurance claims involving arson, mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, contamination, builders risk, boiler & machinery, computers and media, business interruption, extra expense as well as other first party coverage issues. We also handle matters related to appraisal, bad faith and unfair claims practices. Among reported decisions we have handled are the Virginia case establishing the effect of an insured refusing to answer financial questions at an Examination Under Oath and the recent Maryland USDC opinion upholding the meaning and intent of the Concurrent Causation language in the policy.

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

  • Appraisal
  • Arson investigation
  • Asbestos
  • Bad faith
  • Boiler and machinery
  • Builders risk
  • Business interruption
  • Computers and media
  • Contamination
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Extra expense
  • First party coverage issues
  • Fraud investigation
  • Lead-based paint
  • Litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Mold
  • Property insurance claims
  • Property insurance coverage disputes
  • Subrogation
  • Unfair claims practices