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Lewis Brisbois Expands Insurance Coverage Capabilities in the South With Experienced Partner Hires

Jackson, Miss. (May 3, 2024) - Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Doug Morgan and Scott Murray to its Jackson, Mississippi office as partners in the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practices. Messrs. Morgan and Murray have been practicing in the insurance coverage space for 24 years and 16 years, respectively, and join Lewis Brisbois from a boutique insurance coverage firm.

Both attorneys focus their practices on insurance coverage analysis, opinions, consulting, disputes, litigation, arbitration, and appeals. They have extensive experience representing domestic and foreign insurers and reinsurers in a wide range of first-party and third-party insurance coverage matters, including property, all risk, builder’s risk, delay in start-up, refinery, and energy losses, commercial general liability, construction defect claims, and professional liability. Messrs. Morgan and Murray have handled complex insurance disputes throughout the country, including in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Morgan has extensive experience representing London-based insurers, leveraging a deep understanding of their specialized needs. In addition to their insurance coverage work, the two attorneys also have significant experience defending insurers against bad faith claims.

In discussing his decision to join Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Morgan noted, “I am truly grateful and excited to join the outstanding and established insurance practice groups at Lewis Brisbois. One of the main reasons I chose to join Lewis Brisbois is the broad and diverse national and international platform the firm offers to provide excellent service to existing insurance clients and to grow my insurance practice. I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with the well-respected attorneys in the insurance practice space at Lewis Brisbois.”

Similarly, Mr. Murray explained, “I was excited to join a smaller office within a large firm that has tremendous resources. I look forward to strengthening and expanding Lewis Brisbois’ Insurance Coverage Practice, especially in the southeast. I also look forward to leveraging the firm’s resources and national platform to help all of our insurance clients.”

National Coordinating Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practices Michael Velladao noted, “Doug and Scott are talented attorneys who bring a depth and breadth of knowledge to our practice. I am so happy that they have joined us. We look forward to working with them and learning from them.”

Jackson Managing Partner Cable Frost also expressed enthusiasm regarding the attorneys’ arrival at the firm, stating, “We are thrilled to have Doug and Scott on board. Our clients in the south and beyond will benefit from their presence, as will all of us in the Jackson office. I look forward to working with both of them.”

Mr. Morgan earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi and his undergraduate degree from James Madison University. He is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Mississippi as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Murray earned his law degree, summa cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Mississippi and Alabama, as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits.

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