Insurance and Financial Services Litigation

Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Insurance and Financial Services Litigation Practice Group consists of over thirty-five (35) lawyers who practice primarily in this area of law.

The group has received both national and local recognition for excellence:

  • BTI Consulting Group includes Maynard Cooper among the “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation” (2019)
  • Benchmark Litigation ranks Maynard Cooper as a “Highly Recommended” firm for Litigation (2018)
  • Several attorneys identified as “Local Litigation Stars” by Benchmark Litigation (2018)
  • Ranked by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in “Best Law Firms” as a Metropolitan Tier 1 in Insurance Law
  • BTI Industry Power Rankings lists Maynard Cooper as a “core, go-to firm” for the insurance industry, among the top 2% of all law firms,  BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships (2017)

Our group’s rankings and recognition are the result of over 20 years of hard work and success representing insurance carriers throughout the United States.

We serve as primary outside litigation counsel for Protective Life Insurance Company and as national trial counsel and class action counsel for AIG/American General. Our attorneys have served as lead counsel in defending insurance and annuity-related class actions and multi-district litigation in state and federal courts in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We have also served as trial counsel in bad faith and punitive damages cases pending throughout the United States, including notorious “tort hell” venues in Alabama, California, Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi South Florida, Texas, and West Virginia. We have defended banks, finance companies and mortgage loan servicing companies in hundreds of cases in state and federal courts related to loan originations, loan servicing, collection practices, credit reporting, underwriting, mortgage insurance, flood insurance, forced-placed hazard insurance, foreclosures and redemptions, and virtually every other issue that arises in a financing transaction. In addition to our litigation expertise, the Firm provides many of its clients with representation in all forms of corporate and regulatory matters. These activities typically include assistance in both the design and approval of insurance products, obtaining authorizations from state departments of insurance to transact insurance, and responding to regulatory enforcement actions and investigative requests. While our geographic location has served the group well in responding to clients’ needs in diverse venues, at substantial cost savings, we primarily attribute our success to adherence to one of the Firm’s founding principles: To provide our clients with the best and most professional service of which we are capable, remembering that service to clients is the principal reason for a law firm’s existence.

  • AIG Annuity Insurance Company
  • AIG SunAmerica
  • American General Assurance Company
  • American General Life and Accident Insurance Company
  • American General Life Insurance Company
  • American International Group, Inc
  • American International Life Insurance Company
  • American Investors Life Insurance Company
  • American United Life Insurance Company
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Aviva Life Insurance Company
  • AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company
  • First Acceptance Corporation
  • Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company
  • Hartford Life Insurance Company
  • Life of the South
  • Principal Life Insurance Company
  • Protective Life Corp.
  • Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company
  • Southland National Insurance Company
  • Trustmark Insurance Company
  • U.S. Life Ins. Co.
  • Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company

November 23, 2020

Birmingham, AL (November 23, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that ten lawyers who recently graduated from law schools across the United States have joined the Firm. “We are honored to have this distinctive group…

November 19, 2020

Birmingham, AL (November 18, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that five experienced Associates have joined the Firm adding national experience and depth to the following practices: Securities Litigation; Insurance & Financial Services Litigation; Compliance,…