Bad Faith Insurance Defense

Louisville and Lexington Insurance Defense Attorneys

Landrum & Shouse, LLP, with offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, traces its history from pre-World War II legal service by its founding partners. For nearly 40 years following military service, the late Weldon Shouse and the late Charles Landrum, Jr., together with their firms, practiced law throughout Kentucky before merging in 1984 to become what is now known as Landrum & Shouse, LLP. The resulting firm was built upon the well-deserved reputations of its founders as experienced, knowledgeable and hard-working trial lawyers.

Our founders built their reputations in the defense of insured individuals and of insurance companies. The firm maintains a strong emphasis on trial skills. When litigation is a necessity, Landrum & Shouse, LLP is your resource for success. The firm's members have the experience, skills, technological and staffing capabilities to litigate and try all ranges of cases. We've found that preparing each case as if it will go to trial lays the best foundation for a successful outcome, be it through mediation or trial. Landrum & Shouse clients have confidence that their cases are handled professionally from beginning through verdict if required.

The attorneys at Landrum & Shouse, LLP represent insurance companies in a wide range of disputes with policyholders. We undertake matters involving both personal and commercial policies, defending against bad faith claims and coverage action. This has been an important part of our practice for many years; many of our Kentucky attorneys have established their reputations as effective trial lawyers while representing insurance companies.

Defending All Types of Insurance Carriers

Our insurance bad faith cases arise from claims alleging that the insurance company violated the state's Unfair Claims Settlement Practice Act. Our clients are local and national insurance carriers who write policies for:

  • Auto insurance
  • Commercial liability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Professional malpractice insurance
  • Property insurance
  • Workers' compensation

Plaintiffs in these cases have claimed bad faith based upon denied, delayed or inadequate payment.

Trial Lawyers With Insurance Defense Experience

Our attorneys bring more than their years of experience handling insurance bad faith matters. We also have extensive knowledge of insurance law, allowing us to read and interpret an insurance policy and identify the relevant legal and coverage issues . Doug Hoots, CPCU, AV rated, Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer, is the head of our coverage and bad faith legal team. Our lawyers are able to determine the value of a claim and advise our clients about the best course of action. Although not every insurance bad faith matter goes to trial, our lawyers are effective advocates in the courtroom and have developed a reputation as strong defenders of insurance company clients. Whatever the legal problem may be, we are ready to analyze it and join the fray to fight for our clients in any courtroom in Kentucky.

Landrum & Shouse, LLP is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. Our professional and support staff has extensive litigation experience and is able to prepare and execute top quality trial presentations in any forum in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The firm has extensive experience in the areas of corporate and business law, municipal and government liability, employment law, and insurance litigation, which includes the defense of insureds and insurance companies. Our computerized systems support productivity in research and include sophisticated communications networks, while the firm's extensive use of modern accounting methods and budgetary controls maintains the most cost-effective approach for our clients.

To speak with one of our bad faith or insurance defense attorneys, please call us in Lexington at (859) 554-4038 or Louisville at (502) 589-7616 for an appointment. You may also complete our intake form.

Our Mission , to which we are dedicated, is to provide professional legal representation and service to our clients to the very best of our capabilities, individually and in unity with one another as a team.