A veteran trial lawyer with awards, settlements and verdicts totaling over $500 million, Mr. Pillsbury is driven by a commitment to assist those victimized by insurance companies and serving his community. For more than 30 years, Mr. Pillsbury has focused his practice on representing policyholders in insurance bad faith and insurance coverage matters ranging from commercial general liability, construction defect, builder's risk, and property/business interruption to errors and omission and maritime insurance. Mr. Pillsbury represents small and large domestic and international companies, and individuals.
Mr. Pillsbury is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been elected a Super Lawyer for every year that peer recognition has been published.
Vann v. The Travelers — Obtained $26.5 million verdict, including $25 million in punitive damages. This verdict was one of the largest punitive damage awards in the country to be affirmed on appeal. (1998)
Claims Under Property Policies — Represented hotel owner on claims under property policies for severe water damage to hotel resulting from construction defects; recovered millions of dollars from property insurers through long-term negotiations without necessity of a first party action. (2010)
Maritime Insurance — Recovered full value of settlement paid by large corporation to resolve maritime asbestos claim after successfully defeating insurer's summary judgment; recovered majority of attorney's fees paid by our client to obtain benefits. (2008)
Asbestos Lawsuit Coverage — Secured more than $400 million in insurance proceeds for national manufacturer facing more than 50,000 asbestos lawsuits. (2008)
Legal Malpractice Coverage — Resolved legal malpractice suit against law firm client after insurer rescinded policy by convincing the insurance company to contribute significantly towards a settlement and persuading the insurance company to withdraw its rescission. (2007)
Technology Errors and Omissions Claim — Successfully negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement of a technology errors and omissions claim against national insurance company. (2006)