Federal and state civil litigation practice representing state agencies, counties,... more
Federal and state civil litigation practice representing state agencies, counties, cities, elected officials, nongovernmental entities and other private sector insureds and their insurers in Mississippi, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., focusing on civil rights defense, voting rights, election law and reapportionment litigati... view profile
Jim Shelson represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters. His... more
Jim Shelson represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters. His litigation experience includes toxic torts, business torts and commercial disputes, consumer finance and lender liability, coverage disputes and bad faith claims, products liability, and class action defense. He has represented clients from many industries, including chemical and product manufacturing, agricu... 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.