Counsel for Brokers and Agents

Legal Advice for Insurance Professionals in California

At Callahan & Blaine, our attorneys' experience with the insurance industry, business operations, civil litigation and the California Insurance Code makes our law firm the right choice for insurance brokers and agents who need legal counsel on a wide range of issues. Contact us in Santa Ana to find out about the scope of our client service for insurance professionals in Orange County and Southern California.

Comprehensive Counsel for California Insurance Agents and Brokers

We advise insurance professionals, brokerages and agencies about problems related to:

  • Regulatory compliance matters
  • Response to regulatory investigations or inquiries from the California Department of Insurance (CDI)
  • Enforcement of contractual commitments within agencies or brokerages, especially with respect to noncompetition or nonsolicitation when agents or brokers move from one firm to another
  • Purchase or sale of insurance agencies or brokerages
  • Client claims of negligence or misfeasance against insurance professionals
  • Disputes with insurance carriers over product sales or terminated relationships
  • Administrative hearings in CDI disciplinary, enforcement or license suspension proceedings

Our combination of trial skills and insurance industry knowledge can help brokers, agents and agencies assert or protect their interests in court under a variety of scenarios.

Our lawyers obtained a defense verdict for an insurance brokerage whose client suffered $45 million in hurricane damage after the carrier denied coverage under an exclusion for losses caused by "wind-driven water." The insurer was ultimately found liable for $88 million to the insured.

For more information about the range of services Callahan & Blaine offers insurance agents and brokers, contact our office in Santa Ana.