December 18, 2017 – Sacramento, California based law firm, Law Office of Blane A. Smith has been accepted into membership by The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a highly selective society of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms. The firm was accepted following a rigorous screening process by the Primerus Accreditation Board.
“Our small firm offers our clients the benefit of nearly 100 years of combined insurance coverage and claims handling knowledge and experience. We take a pragmatic and cost-effective approach to our clients’ needs and strive to provide clear guidance.”
About Law Office of Blane A. Smith
Law Office of Blane A. Smith specializes in insurance coverage and bad faith law, providing guidance to resolve questions of rights and duties of insureds and insurers, and litigating legal disputes concerning policy benefits and claim handling.
The firm provides insureds with representation as independent “CUMIS” counsel in circumstances where the insurer contests policy coverage. In this capacity, the firm afford vigorous representation to insured clients while maximizing their insurance protection. This representation embraces a diverse range of areas but is particularly focused on complex construction defect litigation and the defense of environmental, indoor air and mold suits. The firm zealously pursues insurance coverage of litigation expenses of the insured as well as indemnity and additional insured rights under construction contracts. The firm has extensive experience in the representation of property owners and managers around Sacramento, as well as building contractors and subcontractors around the state.
Many public agencies and entities have joined together to form group-self-insured risk pooling arrangements as Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs) and Law Office of Blane A. Smith assists public entities in many contexts including drafting and revising JPA documents, drafting coverage opinions for liability, property and workers’ compensation JPAs, their members and administrators, and otherwise acting in the role of general board counsel. The firm also litigates JPA-related arbitrations, trials, and appellate matters.
The International Society of Primerus Law Firms is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. With nearly 200 member law firms and thousands of lawyers in the society, Primerus provides clients easy access to the right lawyer, with the right skills, in the right location, and at the right cost. Primerus seeks out, accepts and retains only the best firms for membership. Each firm is screened to ensure its commitment to excellence as embodied in the Primerus Six Pillars: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service. Once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited annually to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year.