Kevin T. Merriman Elected Into the American Law Institute

October 15, 2021 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, N.Y. – October 15, 2021 – Lippes Mathias is pleased to announce that Kevin T. Merriman, a Partner in its Buffalo office and team leader of the firm’s Insurance Recovery, Counseling & Litigation team, has been elected to join the American Law Institute. Kevin joins a group of 23 other lawyers, judges, and scholars who will join the American Law Institute in its mission to clarify the law.

Kevin T. Merriman counsels corporate and institutional clients in a broad range of risk and insurance issues, providing detailed insurance coverage analyses, and working collaboratively with brokers and insurers to meet clients’ business and insurance objectives. As a problem-solver, he provides thoughtful strategic analyses and practical insights to optimize coverage and minimize disputes. When required, Kevin zealously represents his clients in complex insurance recovery litigation, involving asbestos, pollution, construction, product liability, cyber, and bad-faith claims, among others. He also assists with insurance recoveries from foreign and domestic insolvent insurers. Kevin’s recent litigation experience includes successfully representing a Fortune 500 company in insurance recovery litigation for asbestos-related liabilities and related bankruptcy proceedings. He currently serves as national coverage counsel for a Fortune 500 construction firm serving the utilities, communications, and government sectors. Kevin is the recipient of numerous legal honors and awards, including The Best Lawyers in America© "Lawyer of the Year" award, for which he was recently honored for the second consecutive year.

About the American Law Institute

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.

About Lippes Mathias LLP
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with more than 135 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals. 

Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. 
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