Jeff Burt Associate



Jeff Burt represents insurers and re-insureds in complex coverage-related disputes arising out of general liability and property losses, environmental contamination and toxic torts, construction defects, employment-related matters, and professional liability claims under surplus lines primary and excess CGL, D&O, E&O and EPL policies.

Areas of Focus

Environmental Insurance Coverage
Jeff has extensive experience handling complex claims for insurers and re-insureds in toxic tort and property remediation claims arising out of long-term environmental contamination.

Construction Defect Coverage
Jeff represents primary and excess insurers in large losses involving residential developments, both resolving and allocating subcontractor liabilities and developer coverage obligations.

Directors and Officers, Errors and Omissions, and EPL Coverage
Jeff has provided coverage advice to insurers regarding numerous varied claims for insurance agent malpractice, sexual harassment and employment discrimination.

Reinsurance Recovery
Jeff has represented re-insureds in claims for recovery of reinsurance proceeds arising out of large-loss underlying claims.

Representative Matters

Represented lead insurer in trial court and appellate phases of landmark California Supreme Court case determining the trigger of third-party coverage for continuous and progressive losses.

Represented lead insurer in landmark California decision determining a liability insurer's duty to defend.

Obtained favorable settlement for primary insurer of major petroleum producer/distributor involving contamination claims at multiple production sites, storage facilities and dealer locations.

Obtained favorable settlement for insurer of asbestos installer in large-scale claim involving multiple state proceedings.