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J.P. Assouad


J.P.'s primary practice area is first-party and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

J.P. advises and defends insurers in coverage matters across the country, including: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi and Kansas. While some clients seek J.P.'s coverage expertise prior to rendering a coverage determination, others seek out his skills as a bad faith litigation attorney to defend against multimillion-dollar bad faith and garnishment lawsuits. J.P. also routinely defends first-party insurance lawsuits, with a particular emphasis on fire losses and business interruption/extra expense claims.

In addition to coverage litigation, J.P. has significant experience in the area of professional liability, having represented attorneys, insurance brokers and health-care providers. He has jury trial experience and has drafted and argued a number of appellate briefs, including appearing before the Missouri Supreme Court.

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