Insurance coverage adviser and litigator John Fischer represents business and individual clients in negotiating the terms of their liability policies, as well as in pre-lawsuit counseling, negotiating insurance coverage for claims, and litigation involving coverage disputes, all on behalf of policyholders.
John represents businesses and individuals in disputes with insurance companies who have failed to provide the coverage they promised. John’s experience in the area of insurance coverage is wide-ranging, and includes pursuing carriers for failure to pay pollution, property damage and business insurance claims. He has also litigated and resolved issues involving settlements within stated policy limits, and defended client interests in the event of insurance agent or broker negligence.
An experienced litigator, John has helped clients obtain settlements in major claims involving general liability, pollution liability (including emerging contaminants such as PFAS), property, D&O, E&O and cyber insurance-related matters. He has assisted clients by advocating and negotiating multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who were wrongfully denied the benefits of their policies.
Thorough and diligent, John’s familiarity with many major carriers, procedures and decision-making processes often allows him to anticipate their next move. A skilled writer and negotiator, John knows his cases inside and out in order to negotiate or litigate a result that meets the client’s objectives.
Notably, John has presented seminar lectures on bad faith issues in the insurance context. He has participated in BT ValueWorks’ Legal Project Management (LPM) training and applies LPM techniques to the delivery of legal service.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, LGBT Alumni Advisory Board Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Board Member, IndyFringe
The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2024
Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leader Series Program inaugural class, 2003