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Bullivant Highly Recommended as a Leading Firm in Chambers USA 2021 Survey

05.25.21 | NEWS

By Irina Belova
Director of Marketing & Business Development, 503.499.4481

Bullivant attorneys Andrew Downs and Thomas Hutchinson have been recognized as ranked lawyers in the latest edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2021). Andrew Downs is ranked in California in the area of insurance law and Thomas Hutchinson is ranked in Oregon in the area of general commercial litigation.

The Chambers guide, described as the most renowned legal directory in the world, showcases the proficiency of the nation’s attorneys across a variety of practice areas. Chambers ranked Bullivant’s Insurance Practice in California. According to Chambers, Bullivant is known for its “established presence on the West Coast representing insurers in high-value disputes, including umbrella and excess liability and extra-contractual litigation. Strong expertise in builder’s risk, auto insurance, and first-party property claims as well as a niche specialty in marine insurance. Also adept at advising insurers on regulatory matters. Experienced advocates in trial settings, as well as in mediation and arbitration.”

The guide calls out Bullivant Houser Bailey PC as a firm whose lawyers are very “proactive and understands risk analysis. They also provide a keen insight into leverage creation and making decisions with business acumen.” One of the clients described our firm as the firm that “knows our company and knows our expectations from a defense firm. They’ve done a great job of being able to bring the right resources to the matter, particularly in several instances that required quick and well-thought-out responses.”

In California, Downs continues to be identified as a key individual for the twelfth consecutive year. Clients said in this edition that Downs “draws on significant experience and knowledge to provide detailed and concise advice. He identifies all potential issues and proposed courses of action, and details the strengths and weaknesses of the same. He listens to the targeted goal and prepares reasonable, understandable solutions.” He is practical, efficient, and pragmatic. He is also very responsive to our inquiries.” According to Chambers, Downs “is highly sought after by carriers for his capabilities in a number of areas, including construction liability and bad faith claims.”

In Oregon, Hutchinson is recognized by his clients as being “a prepared and thoughtful attorney.” “Hutchinson leverages his background in accounting when representing clients from the financial services sector in business litigation. He is additionally instructed by clients in the real estate sector, as well as nonprofits,” reported Chambers. Clients said in this edition that Hutchinson “is solid, thoughtful and has great accounting skills. He tries to take a common-sense approach, which is helpful.”

About Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC represents clients nationwide who rely upon our success as trial lawyers, our practical business advice, and our expertise in insurance coverage. While we practice out of offices in the western U.S., our reputation is respected nationally, where we have managed client needs across many jurisdictions. Our clients tell us that our legal talents are matched by the service we provide them. Learn more at

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