Insurance Attorneys

Sands Anderson insurance attorneys have extensive experience in matters involving all facets of the life, health, property and casualty insurance industry including litigation, legislative and regulatory matters.  We resolve problems that arise in these evolving areas of the law and keep our clients apprised of the latest developments in these areas.  Our insurance attorneys also serve as the statutory registered agent for a number of insurance carriers. 


We represent insurance companies in both advisory and advocacy roles when litigation occurs.  We handle all types of litigation involving companies, including cases involving: 

  • Material misrepresentations by the insured
  • Lapse for nonpayment of premiums
  • Suicide
  • Total and permanent disability
  • Accidental death or bodily injury
  • Overseas death claims
  • Coverage
  • Bad faith
  • Interpleader
  • Application of Virginia's slayer statute and its related common law rule
  • Stop loss provisions
  • Claims of waiver and/or estoppel by the agent and/or insurer 


Our experience in dealing with the General Assembly of Virginia and numerous state regulatory agencies and commissions, such as the State Corporation Commission and its Bureau of Insurance, allows our firm to offer its insurance clients a full range of legal and consulting services in these areas.  Our insurance attorneys regularly provide legal services to our clients with respect to: 

  • Regulatory matters
  • Mergers and acquisitions,
  • Complaints and investigations
  • Rate filings
  • Cancellation and non-renewal of insureds and agents
  • Insolvencies
  • Formation of new companies
  • Company admissions
  • Company and agent licensing
  • Drafting and filing for approval of insurance products 

We participate with our insurance clients, which include individual insurance companies as well as various insurance trade associations such as the American Council of Life Insurance, in developing legislative strategies as well as engaging in active lobbying on their behalf before the General Assembly of Virginia.  Our firm has an on-line legislative system for current status reports of pending legislation.

The background and experience of Sands Anderson's insurance lawyers provide clients with an extensive understanding of the insurance industry, a recognition of the needs of the carriers' legal counsel and the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to our clients' needs with knowledgeable advice and advocacy.

In 2008, Sands Anderson Marks & Miller was listed in Best Lawyers in America as having the most lawyers practicing in insurance law among the Virginia lawyers in the publication.

The insurance lawyers of Sands Anderson serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic from our offices in Virginia.

Find the Right Insurance Attorneys

The Insurance Attorneys of Sands Anderson are prepared to serve you as both advisor and advocate. If you are looking for experienced Insurance Attorneys, contact us through our online form or find an office near you.

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