Andrew D. Wright Shareholder

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Andrew is a trial and appellate lawyer with substantial experience defending a wide range of insurance, personal injury and employment claims in both state and federal courts.

Andrew is one of the practice group leaders of the Firm’s Insurance Defense Practice Group.  Andrew focuses much of his practice defending a wide variety of insurance defense cases and advising and representing various insurance companies in coverage and bad faith disputes.  Andrew has significant experience with all lines of insurance coverage including property and casualty, professional liability, excess and surplus lines, title insurance, special investigations and regulatory and licensing matters.

Andrew is also a member of the Employment Practice Group and has experience advising and representing clients relating to non-compete agreements, wrongful termination, gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, wage disputes and employee discipline issues.

 

Professional Memberships

Defense Research Institute: Insurance Law Committee

Salt Lake County Bar Association

Utah Defense Lawyers Association

Professional Recognition & Awards

Recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Legal Elite”

Reported Cases

Remund v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49098 (D. Utah 2010) (bad faith and insurance coverage)

Trujillo v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46082 (D. Utah 2010) (bad faith and insurance coverage)

Rustic v. Travelers Indem. of Conn., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107273 (D. Utah 2009) (insurance coverage)

Chimera Inv. Co. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 5212 (10th Cir. 2008) (insurance coverage)

Prime Ins. Syndicate, Inc. v. KD Cranes, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78639 (D. Utah 2007) (surplus lines insurance coverage)

Crabb v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29539 (D. Utah 2006) (bad faith and insurance coverage)

Harris v. Zurich Holding Co. of Am., Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4129 (D. Utah 2006) (bad faith and insurance coverage)

Li v. Enter. Rent-A-Car Co., 2006 UT 80 (Utah 2006) (insurance coverage)

York v. Gardiner, 2006 UT App 471 (Utah Ct. App. 2006) (legal malpractice)

Big Sky Fin. Co. v. Lawyers Title Ins. Corp., 2006 UT App 337 (Utah Ct. App. 2006) (bad faith and insurance coverage)

Century Indemnity Co. v. Hanover Ins. Co., 417 F.3d 1156 (10th Cir. 2005) (contribution between insurance companies)

Johnson v. Stock, No. 03-4219 , 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 10946 (10th Cir. 2005) (governmental entity defense)

LeVanger v. Highland Estates Props. Owners Ass’n., 2003 UT App 377 (Utah Ct. App. 2003) (homeowners insurance defense)

Fennell v. Green, 2003 UT App 291 (Utah Ct. App. 2003) (homeowners insurance defense)

Phoenix Indem. Ins. Co. v. Smith, 2002 UT 49 (Utah 2002) (automobile insurance defense)

Bishop v. GenTec, Inc., 2002 UT 36 (Utah 2002) (wrongful death and products liability defense)

Dipoma v. McPhie, 2001 UT 61 (Utah 2001) (automobile insurance defense)

Holmes v. American States Ins. Co., 1 P.3d 552 (Utah Ct. App. 2000) (automobile insurance defense)

LeVanger v. Vincent, 3 P.3d 187 (Utah Ct. App. 2000) (homeowners insurance defense)

Andrew D. Wright