Bullivant Houser 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 (2022). 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 as a firm whose lawyers “can easily pivot if we receive a curve ball” and are “able to navigate very difficult and varied legal issues.” The guide describes Bullivant Houser as having a “compact and capable team noted for its strength across a range of commercial litigation mandates. Singled out for its expertise in insurance defense, product liability, and director liability litigation, among other areas.”
In California, Downs continues to be identified as a key individual for the thirteenth consecutive year. Clients said in this edition that Downs “is very strategic and practical. He demonstrates a keen awareness of coverage, guiding case law and resolution strategies appropriate to the case.” 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 extremely responsive and very engaged.” “Thomas Hutchinson has no problem explaining what is going on in a way that I can understand.”
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