As a partner at McKenna Storer, Tom concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Among his clients are West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Transguard Insurance Company of America, and Professional Solutions Insurance Company.
Tom began his professional career in the area of personal injury defense. He now represents the interests of insurance companies disputing insurance coverage or claims. Some of the cases he recently handled included construction disputes, professional liability coverage, and medical malpractice policy coverages.
The complex legal issues involved in the types of cases he handles take up much of Tom’s time. However, away from the office he enjoys spending time with his family. He is extremely proud of his three children who have dedicated their lives to educating others by becoming teachers.
An insurance company declined to defend or indemnify a doctor who was being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting patients. A declaratory judgment action was filed on behalf of the insurer seeking an order declaring that the insurer did not have a duty to defend or indemnify the doctor under the terms of the policy.
Declaratory judgment action on behalf of insurer to rescind a professional liability policy for misrepresentation in the application by the insured-lawyer.
When an insurer discovered misrepresentations made by the attorney-applicant, it sought a legal means to rescind the professional liability policy it had issued. A declaratory judgment action was commenced on behalf of the insurance company for a judicial declaration that the material misrepresentation permitted rescission of the policy.
When a general contractor was sued based upon a construction defect claim, the contractor’s insurer sought to decline to defend or indemnify based on the terms of the insurance policy. An action was commenced in court seeking a judgment declaring that the insurance carrier represented by McKenna was correct in its interpretation of the policy coverage limits.
An insurance company sought to decline coverage for a claim filed by its insured, a tanning salon. The underlying lawsuit was based upon the improper disclosure of biometric data which violated the terms of the policy of insurance. McKenna filed an action in state court seeking a declaratory judgment declaring that its client did not have a duty to defend or indemnify the salon.
A late notice of claim made by a doctor being sued for medical malpractice to an insurance carrier represented by McKenna resulted in the insurer refusing to defend or indemnify the physician in the malpractice lawsuit. An action brought on behalf of the insurance company sought a declaratory judgment to judicially settle the dispute over coverage.
Declaratory judgment action filed on behalf of insurer seeking a declaration that it did not have a duty to defend or indemnify a security company sued in an underlying lawsuit involving a shooting at a nightclub.