We represent insurance industry clients in a wide variety of insurance issues and disputes, including coverage analysis, coverage litigation, and bad faith litigation.

Our Insurance Law and Coverage Practice Group can advise you on a variety of coverage issues, including the duty to defend, the duty to indemnify, contractual and extra-contractual obligations of insurer and insured, and other insurance and loss allocation matters. Our attorneys:

  • Draft reservation of rights and denial letters
  • Institute and defend declaratory judgment actions
  • Defend bad faith litigation
  • Assist clients with drafting policy terms

The group is led by Susan Burkhart, widely regarded as one of the top insurance coverage attorneys in the state. With more than 30 years of experience practicing in this area of law, she has been involved in more than 100 declaratory judgment actions involving insurance coverage.

Other attorneys on the team have been consistently recognized as among the top insurance coverage lawyers in North Carolina. And with our knowledge management resources, including a large bank of research and opinions in this area of law, our firm can help save you time and money.

The Insurance Law and Coverage Practice Group covers all of North Carolina from our offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington. To speak to an attorney, please contact Susan Burkhart.

Most Recent Posts


CSH Law Attorneys Recognized by Women in the Law List

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Seven female attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were recently listed among the 2017 Women in the Law by Best Lawyers Business Edition. The list was printed in the Spring 2017 edition and recognizes female attorneys from each state.… Read More


Andrew C. Avram Joins CSH Law Raleigh Office

Andrew Avram | Insurance & Medical Malpractice Attorney | Raleigh, NC

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Andrew C. Avram has joined the firm’s Raleigh office as an associate attorney. He will focus his practice in civil litigation, specifically the Medical Malpractice and Insurance Law & Coverage practice groups.… Read More


Susan Burkhart Speaks About Cyber Insurance


Susan Burkhart, Chair of the Insurance Law & Coverage Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will discuss “Insurance Coverage for Cyber Exposures” at the 2016 Insurance Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE on April 25. Susan’s presentation will address recent caselaw addressing coverage for cyber events under CGL policies and new cyber liability policies.… Read More


Susan Burkhart to Speak at I-Day 2015 Event

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Susan Burkhart, the Chair of the Insurance Law & Coverage Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), will be a featured speaker at “Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges | I-Day 2015.”… Read More


Williams Joins Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

David Williams | Business Disputes & Litigation Attorney Raleigh

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that David Williams has joined the firm as an associate attorney based in the firm’s Raleigh office. Williams will support various practice groups within the firm’s general liability practice areas.… Read More