Jernigan Copeland Attorneys | Mississippi Construction & Insurance Law


JCA attorneys take coverage work very seriously, staying up to date with the continuous changes in coverage law.

Our coverage work experience encompasses the review of both commercial and personal insurance policies in the context of claims and occurrences arising under the law of premises liability, products liability, road construction, trucking and construction.

The attorneys of JCA are not afraid to put their coverage opinions and recommendations to the test, successfully handling declaratory actions and prosecuting coverage litigation in both State and Federal forums, both at the trial and appellate levels.

In addition to litigating Insurance Coverage matters, the attorneys of JCA have also been called upon to act as Expert Witnesses for clients needing the benefit of their specialized expertise in this complex area of Insurance Law. Not only do the attorneys of JCA have experience in litigating Insurance Coverage matters, they also have found alternative, creative and innovative ways to resolve coverage disputes for the benefit of their clients and the insured as a cost efficient alternative to litigation. ​

You cannot adequately represent a party to a construction dispute if you don’t have a good understanding of insurance coverage. In fact, the Construction Lawyer that does not understand insurance coverage does not understand an important part of his or her practice. Insurance Coverage law is vital to all parties of a construction dispute – it is how the owner guarantees payment for his/her claim and it’s how the contractor or subcontractor mounts a successful defense. The attorneys of JCA understand coverage, both inside and outside of the arena of Construction Law. The attorneys of JCA have successfully litigated hundreds of coverage-related matters for both private clients and insurance carriers doing business in Mississippi.

Our firm also has extensive experience in regulatory matters brought before the Mississippi Insurance Department. JCA successfully resolved a client matter arising from the assessment of insurance carriers for shortfalls in reinsurance secured by the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association for its coverage of claims related to Hurricane Katrina. We also have regulatory experience concerning rating and licensing issues affecting insurance carriers and their agents.

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