The interests of insurers and reinsurers are our interests.  Each lawyer at Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP is dedicated solely to helping insurance companies evaluate and resolve their most complex risks.

Our attorneys represent clients in high exposure coverage disputes before federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitration panels in all 50 states and abroad. The firm’s appellate team collaborates with our trial attorneys to position cases for successful resolution on appeal.

Creative, collaborative, pro-active

We work to resolve risks, reduce exposures and control costs through close collaboration with our clients and with each other. Our approach is proactive and preemptive. We quickly identify and evaluate core issues in dispute and employ early resolution strategies, often filing preemptive motions instead of waiting for discovery, or to avoid discovery altogether.

Delivering successful outcomes, shaping insurance law

Our record of delivering trial, arbitration and summary judgment victories in individual cases is well established. Our lawyers shape insurance law by creating legal precedents involving issues of first impression. With a full understanding of local nuances, we can help our clients develop and maintain consistent positions nationally and internationally, which are critical to managing risk.

No learning curve

New exposures arising from the dynamic changes of the 21st century are well known to us. With a deep understanding of the insurance law landscape and emerging issues, we help our clients manage risks and resolve claims related to:

  • Cyber hacking / information loss
  • Environmental damage / climate change
  • World market shifts
  • Innovative technologies (in all areas—computer tech, pharma, nanotech and more)
  • Smart, inventive policyholder lawyers 

Long-term relationships

We view every case in the context of our clients' broad business goals and objectives. Taking the long view, working collaboratively, and providing consistent service of the highest quality leads to long-term relationships that enable us to continually deepen our understanding of our clients' needs and better protect their interests.


totally focused