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
(www.insurancelawforum.com), 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