We are thoroughly versed in the four areas of focus within our practice area: toxic torts (claims of exposure to lead-based paint, carbon monoxide, and environmental contamination claims), insurance coverage (disputes concerning commercial liability policies, automobile insurance, umbrella policies, D&O and other professional liability coverage), recreational boating (including collisions, persons overboard, and Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability actions), and construction defect litigation (defense of general contractors, trade contractors and material-men).
Experience & Successes
Leder & Hale has litigated extensively, spoken at conferences and published numerous articles in our practice areas. Our deep industry focus allows us to draw on our experience and case precedents to develop cost-effective advice and solutions. This translates into cost-effective legal solutions for our clients.
Leder & Hale understands the construction industry. We have represented clients in matters relating to contract interpretation, construction defect claims, indemnity actions, and construction-related insurance coverage cases. Our goal is to achieve a fair and early resolution of construction disputes, thus avoiding the cost and disruption of litigation.
We defend clients in all aspects of maritime bodily injury and property damage. Our attorneys have had extraordinary success in defending clients. Leder & Hale serves as the east coast consultant to a major recreational boating insurer. As in the other areas of focus, this knowledge, experience and case law familiarity translates into cost-effective legal solutions for our clients.
We represent clients in a wide variety of toxic exposure claims from the time of the release through the trial. Our attorneys have had extraordinary success in defending clients in cases involving toxic exposure to a wide variety of chemicals, pesticides, drugs and other substances.
We represent insurance companies nationwide in all aspects of insurance coverage litigation. Whether your company needs prompt advice on policy coverage, a declaratory judgment, defense in underwriting, claims conduct, agency or bad faith action, our seasoned attorneys can help.
About Leder & Hale
Leder & Hale has the highest level of expertise in insurance defense, specifically in our four areas of focus: toxic torts, recreational boating, construction disputes and insurance coverage litigation. This permits us to leverage our resources and network to help our clients get results.
Our experience is hard to match. Our attorneys have been recognized by Martindale Hubbell, Super Lawyers and other rating organizations. We have handled thousands of related cases both in Maryland, D.C. and nationally. We have also published dozens of articles in these areas.
Whether we are advising on the scope of coverage or defending a lead paint poisoning case, we understand that companies are looking for solutions rather than someone to simply “handle” the case. We work closely with clients to devise and execute their strategy and to achieve their goals.
Our objective is typically to achieve cost-effective results once responsibilities and liability are established. Success is measured against potential exposure, be it settling the case, taking it to trial or winning on summary judgment. This may mean scaling down the case so the trial is less expensive and the amount at risk is manageable.
We are experienced in trying cases to either a defense verdict or limited recovery.