For more than 30 years, James Deaver has helped clients navigate and resolve a vast array of complex insurance and reinsurance coverage issues in the context of claims handling, mediations, arbitrations, coverage litigation, and corporate transactions.

James’ coverage work has involved comprehensive general liability policies, Bermuda Form policies, professional liability policies, directors’ and officers’ liability policies, property and inland marine policies, and specialty insurance products, such as policies written specifically for wind farms. Much of his current coverage work is focused on employment, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, and professional liability cases. He also is a key member of London Fischer’s Catastrophic Event Response Team, which is comprised of attorneys, investigators, and experts available to clients to respond on an immediate basis to accidents and catastrophic events.

In addition to being an expert litigator, James is skilled at assessing alternative dispute resolution opportunities where appropriate and can either guide local counsel or resolve conflicts himself at mediation on behalf of insurers.

Prior to joining London Fischer, James was the national Co-Chair of the Insurance & Reinsurance Practice of an AmLaw 100 law firm.

James graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. degree in International Business. James earned his J.D. from Temple University, graduating Cum Laude. He furthered his legal education by obtaining an L.L.M. from New York University Law School.

Outside of his legal practice, James diversifies his interests by exploring new destinations, attending art exhibitions, and enjoying musical concerts. Additionally, he plays an active role as a supporter and volunteer for Materials for the Arts, a prominent creative reuse center in New York City that offers free materials to arts nonprofits, public schools, and City agencies.


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