Due to the complexities of insurance coverage law, meritorious coverage disputes arise between insurers and insureds, and between insurers with overlapping coverages, in first party and third-party insurance coverage matters. Claims for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing enable policyholders to recover tort damages that exceed the policy limits or the amount of the original insurance claim. SWH works with our clients to avoid, control or defend “bad faith” and other tort related insurance litigation in state and federal courts across the Western and Pacific Region. SWH handles proactive declaratory relief actions when disputes cannot be resolved, actions for rescission and reformation of insurance contracts, as well as contribution or indemnity against other insurers. We are experienced trial and appellate attorneys, we handle arbitrations and appraisals, and are effective advocates in mediation.