The attorneys at Johnstone Adams have decades of experience in litigation covering the defense of insureds in controversies of all types, from local courts of limited jurisdiction to all federal and state trial and appellate courts. We have defended insureds in such diverse matters as medical prostheses, agricultural products, seismic testing, restaurants, contractors of all types, the professions, and homeowners. The firm's attorneys regularly represent insurers in motor vehicle uninsured and underinsured litigation.
Johnstone Adams lawyers are preferred counsel for carriers that have large caseloads in the South Alabama market (Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington Counties), including personal lines, commercial general liability and excess carriers. Our members include the past president of the Baldwin County Bar Association and many of our attorneys have close family ties to surrounding counties. We also have a satellite office within walking distance from the Baldwin County Courthouse. We are pleased to work with insurance claim representatives to defend insureds both effectively and economically and are sensitive to staffing level considerations. Johnstone Adams lawyers are well acquainted with all local mediation and alternative dispute resolution procedures. We routinely handle the court-approved settlement of claims, including pro ami settlements. On the other hand, the attorneys at Johnstone Adams welcome the opportunity to try cases when a fair resolution cannot be otherwise achieved. The firm has the staffing depth to cover cases assigned to the Mobile County "fast-track" system, which can result in multiple trial settings.
In our direct representation of insurance companies, the firm regularly issues insurance coverage opinions spanning a wide range of coverages and represents insurers in insurance coverage litigation. We also have extensive experience in the defense of insurers in first party claims, including bad faith, misrepresentation and related issues.