Judith Zuckerman Frantz Of Counsel

     

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Judith Zuckerman Frantz focuses her practice on navigating and resolving complex insurance coverage matters on behalf of domestic and international carriers. She offers her clients a finely tuned ability to pinpoint the key issues in a claim and understand how they fit into the broader business landscape.

Judith counsels carriers in a variety of contexts, writes coverage opinions, and defends and prosecutes declaratory judgment actions in connection with a variety of policy types. These include commercial general liability, commercial and personal auto liability, and homeowners liability coverage, as well as specialty risk insurance. Where risk transfer opportunities may be available, Judith’s guidance can assist clients in obtaining indemnity.

Frequently clients call on Judith to provide proactive, comprehensive advice to ensure proper coverage and consistent defenses across national and international business operations. In this regard, she assisted a national homebuilder insured prepare a program to ensure the validity and operability of its contracts and insurance documents in multiple states. She compiled a risk profile to aid a U.S. multinational in better understanding the coverage requirements for its multiple subsidiaries around the world. She also served as national counsel to a workers’ compensation insurer, directing the client’s coverage defenses in a coordinated manner.

Judith’s prior experience defending lead paint poisoning and other personal injury claims arising from premises, automobile and product liability matters enhances her knowledge of coverage issues and her understanding of how to best position a claim for favorable resolution. She began her career as in-house counsel at Empire Insurance Group.