Brian G. Friel, Contributing Editor

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Managing Partner, Brian Friel

Mr. Friel is the managing partner at Miller Friel. He received his B.A. from Boston College magna cum laude and J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law cum laude, where he was an Editor of the St. John’s University Law Review. Mr. Friel has over 20 years’ experience providing insurance advisory and claims services to some of the best known companies in the U.S., involving CGL, D&O, E&O, Property/Business Interruption, and Fidelity claims. Mr. Friel is considered one of the leading insurance trial lawyers in the country. He was the lead policyholder trial counsel in a recent Denver, Colorado insurance case that resulted a significant bad faith trial judgment against AIG. Mr. Friel also litigated, and ultimately settled, a Thailand property/business interruption claim valued in excess of $100 million. Over the course of Mr. Friel’s career, he has recovered well over $1.5 billion of insurance proceeds on behalf of his corporate policyholder clients.

Explore Some Of Brian G. Friel's Top Posts

    • Retroactive Date Exclusions: Commonly Alleged, But Seldom Applicable

        In today’s post, Brian Friel addresses one of the most common reasons for denial raised by insurance carriers today: retroactive date exclusions.  These retro-date exclusions have become a favorite reason for denial by insurance carriers, but they are seldom applicable.  In this video, Brian addresses a typical scenario.  A client came to us with . . . +More

    • Multiple Insurance Policies Covering a Single Claim

        In this post, Brian Friel wraps up his series The Ten Biggest Mistakes Made By Corporate Insurance Policyholders, discussing how multiple types of insurance policies can cover a single claim. When a claim comes in, it is important for corporate policyholders to look at all potentially applicable insurance policies, which include not just the most . . . +More

    • Insurance Recovery Law Conflicts of Interest

        This video addresses the ninth biggest mistake made by corporate policyholders: not understanding potential conflicts of interest when pursuing insurance claims.  To call this a mistake made by corporate policyholders, however, is misleading.  The reason why corporate policyholders misunderstand conflicts in insurance cases is because they are seldom provided with sufficient information to identify . . . +More