Understanding the tripartite relationship of insurance defense counsel, insurer & insured
The tripartite relationship between insurer, insured and defense counsel is unique in the legal profession, variously described as “deeply and unavoidably vexing” and presenting an ethical dilemma that would “tax Socrates.” Charles Silver, “Does Insurance Defense Counsel Represent the Company or the Insured?,” 72 TEX. L. REV. 1583, 1587 (1994); Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. v. Foster, 528 So. 2d 255, 273 (Miss. 1988).
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).