Andrew D. Wright



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Andrew started his career at Strong & Hanni in 1999.  He focuses his practice on insurance coverage, defending insurance bad faith claims, and defending significant first-party and third-party insurance claims.  Andrew is the firm’s Insurance Practice Group leader.

Andrew has substantial experience with all lines of insurance including property and casualty, excess and surplus lines, commercial liability, and professional liability.  Andrew also has extensive experience assisting insurers with insurance fraud, cause of loss, and other special investigations.

Andrew, and his team, assist multiple clients with expanding insurance opportunities by drafting policies and related forms in nearly every state, including writing proprietary insurance products that have been approved by regulators across the country. Similarly, Andrew has presented various insurance concepts to legislative and regulatory bodies, and has testified multiple times before lawmaking committees.

Andrew is a member of multiple jury instruction subcommittees, including the committee tasked with formulating jury instructions regarding insurance coverage and bad faith standards in Utah.

Most importantly, Andrew values professionalism, reasonableness, and a practical approach to litigating and resolving disputes.  On the off chance you can’t reach Andrew in the office, he enjoys a round of golf, or experiencing the canyons of northern or southern Utah with his wife Julie, and their dog Joey.


Published Articles:

Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Utah (co-author, 12/2008).
Overview of Utah Law (co-author, 2012-2022).


Professional Memberships

Defense Research Institute: Insurance Law Committee
Salt Lake County Bar Association
Utah Defense Lawyers Association


Professional Recognition & Awards

Utah Defense Lawyers, Horizon Award.
Recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Legal Elite”.


Notable Reported Cases

Jenkins v. Prime Insurance, 2021 WL 3726620 (D. Utah 2023) (successful defense of $60M third-party bad faith case);
Carmona v. Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America, 428 P.3d 65 (Utah Ct. App. 2018) (insurance bad faith);
Prime Ins. Co. v. Graves, 367 P.3d 1029 (Utah Ct. App. 2016) (insurance bad faith);
McArthur v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 274 P.3d 981 (Utah 2012) (insurance coverage);
Iverson v. State Farm Mut. Ins. Co., 256 P.3d 222 (Utah 2011) (insurance coverage);
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).

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