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Focused expertise for what matters.

Gislason & Hunter has been representing national and local insurance carriers and their insureds throughout the Upper Midwest for over 80 years. Our insurance defense team is known for achieving outstanding results through negotiated settlements, dispositive motions, trial representation and appellate advocacy.

From our offices in Minneapolis and Des Moines, our Minnesota and Iowa insurance lawyers focus on complex coverage litigation and defending insureds against litigation of every kind. We can address disputes involving insurance companies’ duties and obligations under all types of policies and advise insurers regarding potential exposure for first-party and third-party claims, or defend your insureds.

Our attorneys handle all aspects of insurance coverage disputes, including initial coverage evaluations, the drafting of reservation of rights and denial letters on behalf of the carrier, and the representation of insurance carriers and self-insured corporations in coverage litigation in state and federal courts through appeal. We understand the tripartite relationship, especially as it relates to obligations to defend the insured, and we are attuned to the practical goals of insurers in resolving claims and disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

Gislason & Hunter has comprehensive services for insurers in Minnesota and beyond. We have defended insurers (and their insureds) in all sectors from agriculture and construction to retail and real estate, and in every facet of business, including employment, intellectual property, product liability and premises liability.

Our lawyers issue legal opinions on policy interpretation and counsel clients on potential exposure and the merits of settlement versus litigation. In contested proceedings, we have the investigative resources to help insurers assert arson, fraud, misrepresentation, inflated damages and other affirmative defenses. We also handle insurance subrogation and associated litigation involving insured parties or other insurance carriers.

Areas of Expertise

  • Auto Insurance
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Employment
  • General Liability
  • Homeowners
  • Insurance Agents' Errors & Omissions
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Title Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation

Our accomplished attorneys bring substantial expertise to insurance law to deliver the very best in service and results.

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