Insurance Defense

Moffatt Thomas has represented insured defendants in a broad spectrum of litigated cases for over  50 years.  We also represent insurance companies in bad faith and coverage actions.

Practice Profile

Moffatt Thomas represents insureds in many areas of insurance defense, including casualty, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, architect and engineer malpractice, premises liability, products liability, environmental, aviation and workers’ compensation.

We have a track record of success in litigated disputes ranging from personal injury automobile accidents to class action cases against products and pharmaceutical manufacturers.  The success may come from obtaining a defense verdict at trial, winning a case on appeal, obtaining dismissal of a case by motion, or by obtaining a reasonable, efficient, timely resolution of a claim through settlement or arbitration.

Because of our presence across the state, with offices in Boise, Pocatello and Idaho Falls, Moffatt Thomas has special access and insight into the local bench, bar and demographics of each county, which is important in many cases, especially those that will be tried to a jury.

 

 

Experience

  • Defense verdict for automobile manufacturer in personal injury case involving serious brain injury allegedly resulting from defective seatbelt design.
  • Defense verdict in federal court in personal injury case involving serious injury to hand and wrist resulting from allegedly defectively designed power tool.
  • Defended numerous vehicle manufacturers, including automobiles, trucks and all-terrain vehicles, in cases involving alleged defects including seatbelts, transmissions, tires, brakes, air bags, steering mechanisms, and defective overall design.
  • Defended trucking companies in litigation including claims that involved violations of trucking industry standards, failure to develop and follow proper safety procedures and protocols, and failure to comply with key trucking regulations.
  • Represented construction companies in various construction defect cases including cranes and scaffolding.
  • Represented companies in toxic tort cases, fire alarms, chemical exposure and/or exposure to hazardous products and electricity.
  • Represented defendants in major wrongful death and/or serious bodily injury lawsuits involving aviation accidents.
  • Represented insurance companies in bad faith cases, including claims arising from homeowners insurance, automobile insurance, life and disability policies, business and CGL polices, and directors and officers insurance.
  • Represented insurers in declaratory judgment actions and lawsuits involving coverage disputes.
  • Defended oil and gas companies concerning liability insurance coverage and claims for damages and injunctive relief for cleanup and natural resource damage resulting from release of toxic substances.
  • Represented insurance agents in case alleging malpractice or negligence in failing to procure coverage.

News

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Idaho AGC Lunch & Learn by Tyler J. Anderson, Moffatt Thomas – Construction Litigation Strategies.

Moffatt Thomas and the Idaho AGC host the May 4, 2017 Lunch & Learn. CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION STRATEGIES: POSITIONING FOR A PREJUDGMENT INTEREST AWARD. Presented by Tyler J. Anderson, Moffatt Thomas. Location: Idaho AGC office, 1649 Shoreline Drive, Suite 100, Boise ID 83702. Register today!

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Boise Adjuster’s Association Annual Golf Tournament, May 2017

Moffatt Thomas is a supporter and sponsor of the Boise Adjuster's Association Annual Golf Tournament to be held on May 19, 2017 at Shadow Valley Golf Course.

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DAVID P. GARDNER, MANAGING PARTNER OF MOFFATT THOMAS’ POCATELLO OFFICE, RECIPIENT OF SOUTHEAST IDAHO PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

Moffatt Thomas attorney David P. Gardner was honored for his extraordinary professional, community and civic accomplishments as a 2015 Southeast Idaho Professional of the Year. The awards were given at a dinner gala at Idaho State University's Stephens Performing Arts Center.

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Moffatt Thomas attorney, James L. Martin, celebrates 10 years of highest attorney rating

Moffatt Thomas attorney, James L. Martin, celebrates the 10th Anniversary of having been recommended by peers and selected by Martindale-Hubbell® for their highest possible rating: the AV® Preeminent™ Rating. Less than 1% of lawyers have achieved this impressive milestone.

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JULIAN E. GABIOLA, MOFFATT THOMAS, SOUTHEAST IDAHO PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR HONOREE

Moffatt Thomas attorney, Julian E. Gabiola of Pocatello, was recognized for his extraordinary professional, community and civic accomplishments as 2016 Southeast Idaho Professional of the Year Honoree.

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MOFFATT THOMAS ATTORNEY, DAVID P. GARDNER, ACHIEVES THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING FROM MARTINDALE-HUBBELL®

Martindale-Hubbell® has awarded Idaho attorney David P. Gardner the prestigious AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ in Commercial Law and Workers Compensation.

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Moffatt Thomas Attorneys James L. Martin and Tyler J. Anderson present to University of Idaho law students: “Practical Tips for Discovery in Complex Litigation”

Moffatt Thomas attorneys Jim Martin and Tyler Anderson discuss the process of filing a lawsuit and taking it to trial at the University of Idaho College of Law – Boise on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

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DOL Has Published the Amended FLSA (Overtime) Regulations — Employers Must Comply By December 1, 2016

DOL Has Published the Amended FLSA (Overtime) Regulations — Employers Must Comply By December 1, 2016. An update on overtime regulations by Moffatt Thomas attorney, C. Clayton Gill.

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“Discovery of Electronically Stored Information” an ACC Webinar Presented by Moffatt Thomas – May 12, 2015

Moffatt Thomas attorney, Tyler Anderson, and IT Manager, Marshall Major, will present legal aspects and technology tips for advancing and responding to eDiscovery, asking attendees to pose the question, "What Would the Judge Want?"

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Idaho Law Firm, Moffatt Thomas, Ranked Among the Nation’s 2016 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News

Moffatt Thomas has been named one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” for 2016 from the publishers of U.S. News […]

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MOFFATT THOMAS ATTORNEYS NAMED BY BEST LAWYERS® 2016

Moffatt Thomas attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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Patricia M. Olsson, Moffatt Thomas Attorney, Idaho Business Review 2016 Women of the Year Honoree

Moffatt Thomas attorney, Patricia M. Olsson, honored as one of 50 women award recipients at the February 25th IBR Women of the Year Gala.

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Super Lawyers Selects 12 Moffatt Thomas Attorneys for 2016

Twelve Moffatt Thomas attorneys were recently selected by 2016 Super Lawyers for their accomplishments in the fields of business/corporate law, business litigation, banking, employment law, environmental law and litigation, insurance defense, and medical and professional malpractice defense.

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Moffatt Thomas Sponsors Boise Adjuster’s Association Golf Tournament

Moffatt Thomas will participate as the Breakfast Sponsor at the Boise Adjuster's Association Golf Tournament on May 15, 2015.

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Moffatt Thomas hosts “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a special film presentation by Boise Classic Movies

Boise Classic Movies presents, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Moffatt Thomas hosts the classic film at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho

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United Way Emerging Leaders Volunteer at Family Advocates in Boise

United Way Emerging Leaders are early to mid-career professionals committed to making a difference in our community. Members come together to connect with peers, build leadership skills, learn about community issues and how to make a difference.

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Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” and Moffatt Thomas Open House: April 9, 2015

Moffatt Thomas and the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce partner on April 9th to host the Chamber's Business After Hours / Open House!

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Attorney Tyler Anderson delivers presentation on “Civil Litigation” at Citizens Law Academy

Tyler Anderson, partner at the law firm Moffatt Thomas, presented on "Civil Litigation" to the Citizens Law Academy on 10/28/14.

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Discovery in Complex Litigation, Practical Tips presented by Moffatt Thomas attorneys, James L. Martin and Tyler J. Anderson

Moffatt Thomas attorneys Jim Martin and Tyler Anderson will present “Practical Tips for Discovery in Complex Litigation” to third year law students at the University of Idaho School of Law on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

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University of Idaho hears practical tips for Discovery in Complex Litigation from Moffatt Thomas Attorneys, James L. Martin and Tyler J. Anderson

Moffatt Thomas attorneys Jim Martin and Tyler Anderson discuss the process of filing a lawsuit and taking it to trial at the University of Idaho College of Law – Boise.

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