Jim Thurston is a coverage lawyer who focuses his practice on insurance and bad faith litigation in the professional liability field. Jim’s career has been distinguished by the successful litigation of a large number of complex insurance coverage cases, including those resulting in precedent-setting decisions in bankruptcy and other areas. He takes a pragmatic approach in resolving claims for his clients taking calculated risks when necessary while avoiding unnecessary litigation.
Jim’s clients include primary and excess insurers, as well as reinsurers and retrocessionaires, that issue policies for directors and officers, financial institutions, architects, accountants, insurance company E&O and miscellaneous E&O. He also has represented environmental impairment and general liability insurers. Jim’s practice extends worldwide and has involved insurance policies issued from England, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, India, Spain, Ireland, Russia, Japan, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, the Island of Saipan, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James K. Thurston