Gary's litigation experience includes defending cases involving liability insurance coverage cases for CGL, umbrella/excess, automobile, home, life, health and disability policies, as well as civil litigation in trial and ADR settings with a special focus on trucking and common carrier disputes, construction litigation, and architect/engineer professional liability claims. He has represented more than 100 insurers and self-insureds in more than 1,000 cases in his career. Gary is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and he served as the firm's managing partner from 2010-2014.
Gary has litigated a wide range of coverage issues in both the state and federal courts, including the defense of insurance carriers in bad faith and vexatious refusal to pay cases as well as representing insurance agents in errors and omissions claims. He has also had the opportunity to represent several trucking companies and construction companies in catastrophic injury cases, utilizing accident reconstruction and animation techniques, defending against fatigue, distraction, and conspicuity issues, as well as the medical and biomechanical issues confronted in those types of catastrophic injury cases.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Gary Nelson