Scott Godes is an experienced trial lawyer who litigates complex insurance coverage... more
Scott Godes is an experienced trial lawyer who litigates complex insurance coverage disputes. He helps corporate policyholders recover insurance when their claims have been denied by their insurance companies. Mr. Godes received a decisive victory as lead counsel in a four-month asbestos-related insurance coverage class action trial that found insurance coverage was available for ~20,000 pend... view profile
Sheppard Pratt Health System: Trustee since 2001; Member of Executive Committee;... more
Sheppard Pratt Health System: Trustee since 2001; Member of Executive Committee; Chair, Risk Management Committee; Chair, Business Opportunities Committee. Governor's Executive Advisory Council (Maryland): Member, Governor's Advisory Panel on Insurance Fraud (1991-93); Assistant Chairperson appointed to Chair the Governor's Advisory Panel on Insurance Fraud (1993-95).
Philip H. Hecht is a commercial litigator and counselor who regularly represents... more
Philip H. Hecht is a commercial litigator and counselor who regularly represents corporate and individual policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes across the country. After spending more than 33 years in prominent Washington, DC law firms, Phil opened his own firm to offer his expertise and experience to clients more efficiently and at a substantially lower cost.Phil is proud to ha... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.