Appraisal and Reference

At Robins Kaplan LLP, our appraisal and reference attorneys have a long history of helping insurers quickly and efficiently resolve measurement disputes. Experienced in a wide range of issues, our appraisal and reference lawyers have served as counsel, appraisers, and umpires in disputes regarding real property, personal property, machinery and equipment, and business-interruption losses.

Rejecting the trend toward escalating the conflict, our attorneys strive to avoid litigation and achieve a reasonable and cost-effective determination of the amount of loss through appraisal or reference for our clients. Our efficiencies include a multi-industry network of potential panel members and on-site, state-of-the-art facilities for hosting hearings. No matter the complexity of the loss or the amount in dispute, we partner with clients to understand their exposure, define their goals, and deliver efficient outcomes.

Selected Case Results*

  • World Trade Center: Represented two insurers in the multi-party dispute regarding the cost to rebuild the World Trade Center after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.

  • Flood Damage to Inventory: Served as umpire and party referee in multiple disputes involving flood or weather damage to surplus inventory.

  • Windstorm Damage to School: Represented insurer in dispute involving cost to repair a tornado damaged school and the required code improvements.

  • Condominium and Apartment Damage:  Served as umpire and party referee in multiple disputes involving fire damage to condominium and apartment complexes.

* Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation in which we practice and does not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.



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