Kevin T. Merriman - Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Kevin T. Merriman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 585-454-0749

Kevin T. Merriman practices in the area of insurance law, handling a broad range of commercial, professional and surplus/excess lines issues. He provides coverage counseling and represents litigants in complex coverage disputes, including environmental and mass tort, advertising injury, additional insured, bad faith/extra-contractual, employment practices, public entity, construction defect, product liability, and priority of coverage issues. Mr. Merriman currently represents a Fortune 500 company in coverage litigation for nationwide environmental and asbestos-related claims, and in related bankruptcy proceedings involving the formation of a Section 524(g) trust. He also counsels clients on foreign and domestic insurer insolvencies and schemes of arrangement.

Mr. Merriman is a prolific writer and lecturer on insurance law issues, and participates in the National Insurance Law Forum (, a blog designed to facilitate discussion and an exchange of ideas and information among industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, and students with an interest in the development of American insurance law. Members of the forum include prominent attorneys from several jurisdictions who concentrate their practice in insurance and bad faith law and litigation.

In addition to insurance coverage disputes, Mr. Merriman has defended toxic tort claims for multiple clients throughout New York State, and has represented litigants in mass tort, multi-district, and class action litigation.

Cornell UniversityBS 1989University at Buffalo the State University of New YorkJ.D. 1992

Office Location

1800 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Rochester-NY Metro Area
Kevin T. Merriman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Insurance Law