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Austin Bersinger
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Austin Bersinger
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

South Florida

4540 PGA Boulevard, Suite 208
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

P 404-264-4082

F 404-264-4033

OVERVIEW

Austin Bersinger
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

South Florida

4540 PGA Boulevard, Suite 208
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

P 404-264-4082

F 404-264-4033

Austin Bersinger combines his disciplined military background and deep industry experience to provide his clients with a unique, personalized approach regarding insurance coverage and risk management matters. Having spent years learning how insurance companies think and what drives their decisions, Austin knows how to efficaciously litigate on his clients' behalf.

Austin Bersinger combines his disciplined military background and deep industry experience to provide his clients with a unique, personalized approach regarding insurance coverage and risk management matters. Having spent years learning how insurance companies think and what drives their decisions, Austin knows how to efficaciously litigate on his clients' behalf.

OVERVIEW

Austin Bersinger combines his disciplined military background and deep industry experience to provide his clients with a unique, personalized approach regarding insurance coverage and risk management matters. Having spent years learning how insurance companies think and what drives their decisions, Austin knows how to efficaciously litigate on his clients' behalf.

Austin represents clients faced with virtually all types of insurance recovery issues, including coverage denials, claim presentation, bad faith matters, and related appeals, as well as complex business disputes. He also assists in claim presentations after loss and coverage issues at the trial and appellate levels and does a significant amount of insurance counseling and policy review.

Post-graduation, Austin served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force. He cut his teeth trying cases as a criminal prosecutor and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. His experience in all these roles equipped him with leadership and management skills that are of the utmost benefit to his clients. 

After fulfilling his military commitment, Austin began his civil litigation practice representing domestic insurance companies as well as insurers in the Lloyd’s market in coverage disputes across the United States.

He has been published nationally and spoken all over the country, sharing his insight on a variety of insurance coverage topics, and has served as a contributor and editor for the preeminent authority on insurance coverage in Georgia, Georgia Property and Liability Insurance Law.

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021-2022

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2021-2022

Fulton County Daily Report, On the Rise, 2021

The Daily Report, Insurance Litigation Team of the Year, 2017

10/10 Avvo Rating

42nd Air Base Wing Company, Officer of the Quarter, 2013

Maxwell-Gunter AFB Company Grade, Officer of the Quarter, 2013

EXPERIENCE
Presentations
  • “Contrasting Perspectives: Coverage Disputes Related to Additional Insureds” The Seminar Group: Insurance in the Construction Industry, March 12, 2019
  • “Issues in CGL and Professional Liability Insurance – What Georgia Attorneys Need to Know” (ICLE) Utah, Feb. 13, 2018
  • “Additional Insurance Endorsements,” Insurance Law Seminar, March 24, 2017
  • “Recent Updates in Insurance Law” Winter Conference of Superior Court Judges, Feb 18, 2017
  • “Issues and Trends in Professional Liability Practice and Coverage” (ICLE) Colorado, Feb. 5, 2017
  • “Construction Defect and ‘Rip and Tear’ Damages,” Insurance in the Construction Industry, March 24, 2016
  • “Georgia Insurance Law and the Law of Torts,” Georgia Torts Seminar, March 23, 2016
  • “Trends in Georgia Insurance Law,” (ICLE) Colorado, Feb. 10, 2016
  • “Georgia Update on First Party Property & General Liability,” Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Sept. 19, 2015

These presentations occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

Publications
  • Co-author, “UK Is Proof Nonlawyer Ownership Threatens Legal Profession,” Law360, Feb. 2, 2021
  • “Kemper v. Equity Insurance Company – Bad Faith Failure to Settle Update,” GTLA Verdict Magazine, Fall 2020
  • “Time-limited Demands and Medical Liens: Practice Update from the Eleventh Circuit,” ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2020
  • “Eleventh Circuit Case Alert:  Email Scam Is Covered Loss,” Dec. 13, 2019
  • “Policy Language Requires Insurance Company to Defend Corporate Insured Against Entire Lawsuit,” Dec. 4, 2019
  • “Eleventh Circuit Case Law Alert: Cawthorn v. Auto Owners Inc. Co.,” Oct. 31, 2019
  • “Insurer Learns that the Easy Way Out Can Turn a $100,000 Problem into an $11,000,000 Loss,” Oct. 4, 2019
  • “Risk Management in the Construction Industry: 3 Concepts to Know,” Sept. 19. 2019
  • “Insurance Claims After a Hurricane or Large Storm,” Sept. 5, 2019
  • Co-author, “Rip and Tear ‘Construction Claims: A Practical Guide to Determine Coverage,’” Litigation Management, Spring 2016
  • Co-author, “Federal Court In Florida Provides Helpful Case Study In Insurance ‘Choice Of Law’ Tactics,” Client Update, Sept. 29, 2015

These publications occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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