Industries & Practices



    Our national practice blends broad insurance knowledge and legal acumen with valuable industry relationships.

    Bricker & Eckler’s representation of insurance companies and trade associations has established the firm as one of the most highly regarded in the industry. Whether navigating the political and regulatory landscape or handling litigation, corporate governance or transactional matters, we leverage understanding of state and federal laws and industry trends to give strategic and trustworthy guidance.

    Types of clients we represent:

    • Stock and mutual companies
    • Property and casualty writers
    • Life and annuity companies
    • Supplemental health insurers
    • Specialty “limited lines” insurers
    • Insurance trade associations (national and statewide)

    "It is an excellent group. One of their strengths is that they know and utilize the peculiarities of the courts they operate in."

    As quoted in Chambers USA, 2020

    Areas of Focus


    Our trial team has represented insurance companies in lawsuits throughout more than 25 states. Our experience includes breach of contract and bad faith claims, agent disputes, premium tax class actions, insurance product litigation, financial product litigation, carrier-on-carrier disputes and appeals. On broader industry issues, we’ve filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of insurers and insurance associations in state and federal court and have represented national broker-dealer firms and associated persons in arbitration proceedings. 


    Lobbying & Regulatory

    Our lawyer-lobbyists have excellent working relationships with legislators, regulators and insurers in Ohio and throughout the U.S. We have been involved in virtually every major legislative issue relating to the insurance industry in Ohio, helping shape the laws impacting insurers that conduct business in the state.


    Corporate & Transactional

    Insurance clients look to us when making important strategic decisions, including company formation and admission; mergers, acquisitions and affiliations; reorganization; rehabilitation; and liquidation. Whether facing agent licensure and appointment issues, product and rate filings, market conduct examinations and other state regulatory investigations or taxation issues, our attorneys are a valuable resource.

    Securities Litigation & FINRA Arbitration

    We counsel financial institutions, broker-dealers, registered representatives, and insurers in a broad range of customer and industry disputes related to the sale or insuring of regulated products. Specifically, we represent parties in arbitrations across the country before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in courtroom litigation. We have represented parties in FINRA proceedings involving suitability claims, misrepresentations or omissions regarding securities or investment choices, and expungement claims. Our team also successfully enforced contractual arbitration provisions and forum selection clauses in state and federal courts, including provisions requiring FINRA arbitration.