Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP Expands to Dallas with Addition of Three-Attorney Group
DALLAS, December 9, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its Dallas, Texas Office and the addition of two partners and one employee.
The Dallas Office is run by Ellen Van Meir, an accomplished and respected insurance attorney with significant experience who advises direct and self-insurers on coverage and claims handling issues. Prior to joining Nicolaides, Ellen served for more than two decades as head of the insurance protection and litigation practice group at Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP and a member of the firm’s administrative committee. She is recognized by Chambers as the premier insurance lawyer United States since 2013 and was named Dallas 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance by Best Lawyers®. Found the company together with Ellen Dallas Offices are partners Mariah Quiroz and associate Conor McCall.
“Identifying, attracting and working with the most talented insurance protection lawyers has always been part of the firm’s strategic growth plan The United States“said Managing Partner Richard Nicolaides. “The addition of Ellen, Mariah and Conor reflects that vision and is another important milestone for our company.”
The team in Dallas will further strengthen the company’s deep bank and build on its national presence by bringing decades of experience advising the company’s clients Bermuda, London, Tokyo, and The United States.
“We are very excited that Ellen has decided to join our company to run our new office Dallas“said partner Monica Sullivan. “When we opened our doors January 2014More than half of the firm’s lawyers were women, including 11 of our 19 partners. Today we have 37 female lawyers, many of them in management positions. The addition of Ellen and her team in Dallas further strengthens the company’s commitment to promoting accomplished women in our industry. ”
“Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is known as a premier insurance protection law firm,” said Ellen. “I have known and worked with several lawyers at the firm over the years, all of whom I admire, so it is both inspiring and rewarding to join the firm when they open an office here Dallas. “
From then until now
Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP was founded in 2014 when the founding partners set up a law firm focused solely on advancing the interests of the global insurance industry. The company represents its insurance customers in disputes about exposure coverage before federal and state courts as well as before courts of appeal and arbitration tribunals The United States and abroad. Nicolaides lawyers are among the largest US firms dedicated exclusively to risk management and claims clarification on behalf of insurance companies. They are deeply rooted in the industry and uniquely prepared to address a wide range of risks and emerging challenges including the COVID -19 pandemic, opioid crisis, cannabis industry, intellectual property infringement, unfair business practices, terrorist financing, construction defects, asbestos claims, Climate change, forest fires and natural disasters, cyber hacking and information loss among others.
“While our company has been handling insurance disputes across the country, it is very exciting to know that we will now have Boots on site Texasas well as Ellen’s years of experience you can rely on, “said Partner Sara Thorpe. “Ellen, Mariah and Conor are huge compliments on what the company has achieved over the past six years.”
Since its inception, the company has more than doubled in size and has grown through a number of significant lateral adjustments. The firm currently has over 68 attorneys including Ellen, Mariah and Conor. The new Dallas The office is the company’s fifth location The United Stateswith other offices in Chicago, The angel, San Diego, and San Francisco.
“Ellen, Mariah and Conor reflect the company’s approach to delivering consistent, high-quality service to our customers and building long-term relationships,” said Partner Matthew Fink. You embody the lawyers in our firm and consider each case in the context of the general business goals and objectives of our clients. We are pleased that you are joining us as founding members of our new law firm Dallas Office.”
About the lawyers
Ellen Van Meir has more than two decades of experience in advising direct insurers and self-insurers on questions of coverage and claims processing. Ellen is primarily focused on significant losses and covers a wide range of industries including construction, finance, manufacturing, oil and gas, and trucks. Ellen represents her clients in complex disputes arising from catastrophic personal injury, cyber, environmental, intellectual property, professional misconduct, and property damage claims. She is competent in providing advice on issues relating to the rights and obligations of insurance contracts, obligations in good faith towards insured persons and in relation to settlement and allocation problems, bad will, errors and omissions, liability, environmental pollution, Stowers claims and roofing and cover. Ellen has also handled appeal proceedings on a variety of matters Texas Appeals courts and the U.S. appeals courts for the fifth, eighth, ninth, and tenth circuits.
Mariah Quiroz represents international and domestic insurance companies in complex, high-level insurance coverage matters and malice litigation across the country. Mariah advises her clients in claims involving catastrophic bodily harm, construction defects, compensation clauses, oil and gas, personal and advertising damage, environmental pollution and environmental damage, professional negligence, technological services and products, and industrial accidents. Mariah also helps her clients reduce the liability, risks and risks associated with data breaches and allegations on the internet. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP / US) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Mariah is uniquely ready to evaluate and investigate claims related to data protection breaches and security incidents and to help customers comply with regulations.
Conor McCall His practice focuses on analysis and litigation related to coverage determinations, claims handling, settlement negotiations, allocation problems, avoidance of bad intentions, and political rights and obligations. He advises direct insurers and self-insurers on questions of coverage and claims, e.g. For example, questions arising from the following types of coverage: commercial general liability, industrial property, commercial auto, cyber liability, directors and officers liability (D&O), employment liability, errors and omissions, and fiduciary liability . Conor represents insurance companies that are involved in disputes about contractual and non-contractual claims before federal and regional courts.
Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is one of the largest law firms in The United States focused solely on insurance coverage. With offices in Chicago, Dallas, The angel, San Diego, and San FranciscoThe company works with major national and international insurers to assess and resolve their most complex risks. Please visit https://www.nicolaidesllp.com/ for more information.
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