Insurance Coverage

Harman Claytor’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group has offices in both Virginia and the Washington, DC area maintaining one of the largest insurance coverage attorney teams in the Midatlantic region. By choosing our firm as the insurance law firm for your insurance coverage advice, you can feel confident knowing that highly skilled insurance coverage lawyers and experienced civil litigation attorneys are on your side wholly devoted to your goals.

Our Insurance Coverage attorneys are recognized as industry leaders in insurance law, with involvement in a number of high-profile insurance coverage cases, at both the trial and appellate level. We often serve as local counsel in significant insurance coverage cases and provide valuable assistance to national counsel in navigating Virginia’s state and federal court systems. We also regularly assist clients in administrative and regulatory matters before the Virginia Bureau of Insurance.

As our client, you receive legal representation and advice in an array of insurance matters. We will write coverage opinions and litigate as well as defend claims involving all lines of casualty and property insurance in Virginia’s state and federal courts, including:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Errors and Omissions Liability
  • Excess Umbrella
  • Surplus Lines
  • Property Builder’s Risk
  • Inland Marine
  • Homeowners
  • Garage Keeper’s
  • Business and Personal Auto

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Representative Victories
  • Russell Lloyd Potter, et al. v. American Alternative Insurance Corporation, et al., No. 2:15-cv-266, 2016 WL 3766309 (E.D. Va. July 8, 2016) (granting judgment for insurer and holding that there was no liability coverage for employee of insured who was outside the scope of her employment at the time of the accident).
  • GO-El Properties, LLC v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., Case No. CL12-2061 (Va. Cir. Ct., Henrico County, Mar. 28, 2014) (granting summary judgment to insurer and holding that violation of vacancy condition vitiated coverage for water damage claim).
  • Suffolk Lodging Partners, LLC v. EastGuard Ins. Co., Case No. 2:12-cv-546 (E.D. Va. Jan. 23, 2014) (granting summary judgment to general liability insurer and employer and holding that claim asserted by employee against the employer was covered under the employer’s liability coverage part of the worker’s compensation policy and excluded under the general liability policy).


Insurance Coverage Contacts
Mark G. Carlton
John M. Claytor
Robert F. Friedman
Thomas S. Garrett
Elizabeth S. Skilling
Stanley P. Wellman