Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook (WSBC) is recognized as a leading law firm in Northern California for representing policyholders in insurance litigation. The firm represents clients in a broad range of insurance disputes arising from every conceivable insurance product, and is retained frequently by other law firms to resolve complex insurance problems.
WSBC prosecutes actions for breach of contract, insurance bad faith, denial of coverage, declaratory relief involving the failure to pay insurance claims, the failure to defend lawsuits brought against policyholders, and the failure to settle lawsuits where liability is reasonably clear. The founding attorneys of WSB have focused on this boutique area of the law for three decades and represent both individuals and business organizations in such matters.
WSBC lawyers have extensive knowledge of insurance industry practices, having prosecuted and defended hundreds of bad faith cases. Two of the firm’s lawyers are co-authors of chapters on insurance bad faith litigation in California Liability Insurance Practice: Claims and Litigation, published by Continuing Education of the Bar. WSBC emphasizes a practical approach to litigating an insurance company’s failure to provide policy benefits, an approach that includes early mediation and settlement. However, WSBC lawyers try bad faith cases to verdict when necessary. The extensive experience gained from handling bad faith cases in a broad variety of insurance disputes makes WSBC nearly unmatched in Northern California.
WSBC represents individual clients in insurance disputes in a broad spectrum of matters, including the failure to defend serious automobile accidents, the failure to provide medical or disability benefits for catastrophic injuries, and the denial of homeowners’ benefits for losses suffered in an earthquake or fire. The prosecution of such lawsuits can be expensive, and WSBC lawyers draw from their many years of combined legal experience to fashion creative solutions for individual clients at the most reasonable cost.
WSBC lawyers represent and counsel clients with regard to a wide range of commercial insurance issues. This representation involves dispute resolution, including the defense and prosecution of insurance agents and brokers in professional negligence matters.
Contact WSBC in San Jose at 408-289-1972 for more information about the firm’s representation of insurance policyholders.