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Insurance Defense


The attorneys at Levatino|Pace LLP have a broad background in the representation of insureds on behalf of insurance companies and insurance companies directly. Within this very general heading, the firm’s attorneys provide representation to a wide range of clients - individuals accused of negligence (for example, trucking accidents, construction defect, etc.), corporations sued for negligence (for example, premises liability) or breach of contract/warranty or strict product liability, and professionals accused of malpractice or breach of duty, and many other areas.

Diverse Practice Areas

Levatino|Pace LLP represents clients in virtually all areas of civil defense litigation in state and federal courts, including trials, mediation and arbitration, as well as providing representation at the appellate level. 
The firm’s litigation philosophy is to resolve matters in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner consistent with high quality and timely representation. In furtherance of this philosophy, our attorneys seek to identify alternative methods of resolution of litigated matters, including mediation and settlement on a case-by-case basis. 

Our work includes all manners of representation, including:

  • Advertising Injury Claims

  • Appellate Work

  • Automobile and Personal Injury Defense

  • Bad Faith and Coverage Disputes

  • Business Torts

  • Construction Defect Litigation

  • Coverage Opinions and Disputes

  • Employment Disputes

  • Errors and Omissions

  • Fraud

  • General Liability

  • Premises Liability

  • Products Liability

  • Property

  • Trucking Accidents

Extensive Experience and Familiarity with Insurance Industry

The experience of the firm’s attorneys in this work is extensive. Accordingly, the firm’s attorneys are well versed in the unique requirements of insurance defense work. Levatino|Pace LLP attorneys strive to provide the insured/client with the complete legal defense to which they are entitled, and which is required by the case presented. At the same time, the attorneys are aware of the demands placed on insurance professionals regarding timely reporting and efficient claims handling. In dealing with both clients and claims a handler, the firm believes in a ‘no surprises’ approach. Every attempt is made to provide early and accurate claim assessment, while at the same time careful watch is kept for changes in facts or in legal precedent that may alter the evaluation of the case. If desired by the insurer, budgets or other such litigation planning devices are utilized and the firm’s billing system accommodates electronic billing.

Effective Communication

Levatino|Pace charges fair, competitive rates and will consider, in appropriate cases, alternative fee arrangements. More importantly to the “bottom line,” the firm controls costs by utilizing newer technologies that increase efficiency. Where extra help or a change in personnel is required, this is discussed ahead of time - no surprises.

We find that this approach leads to client and insured satisfaction. We are proud to have maintained strong relationships with many companies. We are proud that some clients who have been introduced to the firm through assignments from insurance companies have retained the firm’s attorneys as their personal attorneys after their case was concluded or when changing carriers have required Levatino|Pace to be used by the new carrier. We are also pleased that clients and carriers have recommended the firm to others in their field or industry. We intend to continue to reward our client’s confidence in us.

For More Information


For more information about Levatino|Pace’s insurance defense practice, please contact Joel S. Pace (512.637.1581).

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