Clients say they value my ability to craft a practical and often innovative strategy at the beginning of a matter–always looking for the most streamlined path to victory. If a dispute warrants going to trial or arbitration, I dig in, prepare thoroughly, anticipate legal twists and turns and respond accordingly, argue persuasively, and do all I can to prevail on behalf of my clients.
Kenneth H. Frenchman brings extensive experience and top-notch negotiation and trial skills in securing settlements, going to trial, and recovering more than $3 billion for clients across the country and around the world. Representing primarily large, mid-market, and small corporate policyholders, Ken advocates for clients in litigation and arbitrations for damages and declaratory relief that manifest because of insurance companies’ breach of contract, bad faith, attempted rescission of policies, and other actions. He is recognized as one of the top insurance coverage lawyers in the legal profession. According to Chambers USA, one client said: “I would trust him to lead any arbitration, nothing escapes him, and he picks his battles properly. He is probably the smartest guy in the room.”
Ken understands clients’ frustration when they act in good faith to protect themselves and pay premiums timely only to have property and casualty insurance companies deny their justified claims. He distills complex concepts and communicates clearly about all available options. When litigation proves to be the right course of action, Ken draws on his strong strategic skills and sets his sights on gaining the best outcomes possible in arbitrations and litigation. He has handled some of the most prominent, groundbreaking insurance coverage cases in the nation.
These cases include coverage for liabilities involving professional liability, breaches of representations and warranties, asbestos, products, toxic torts, environmental property damage, directors and officers, errors and omissions, sexual abuse and molestations, personal injuries, first-party property damage, business interruption, intellectual property, athletes’ disabilities, crime/fidelity, and employment. Ken also serves as a party arbitrator in major insurance coverage matters.
In all of his service delivery, Ken collaborates with clients and builds close relationships with them. He enjoys drawing on his knowledge and experience to help clients recover what they are entitled to and get back to what they do best: Manage profitable businesses, provide good jobs, and invest in their communities.