Timothy F. Casey
Tim Casey has over 30 years of experience in insurance coverage and indemnity contract matters, including preparing opinions, declaratory judgment actions and other litigation, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. His practice includes a broad range of general liability, construction, environmental, asbestos, toxic torts, automobile, homeowners, professional liability, umbrella/excess and other specialty coverage matters. Tim has successfully defended multimillion-dollar claims on summary judgment, in trial, and on appeal, and has resolved matters through mediation. He regularly handles matters in many states, and has been admitted pro hac vice in multiple jurisdictions. His practice also includes construction law and other complex litigation matters.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Member, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Member, Defense Research Institute
Chair, Insurance and Indemnity Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (2009-2010)
Won summary disposition on appeal for insurer in $20 million environmental insurance coverage case involving multiple manufacturing sites and landfills in several states; Tenneco Inc. v Amerisure Mutual Ins. Co., 281 Mich App 429 (2008)
Won summary disposition in trial court, affirmed on appeal, in $750,000 homeowner’s insurance coverage case involving fireworks explosion.
Won summary disposition for insurer in $400,000 claims–made policy errors and omissions dispute with title insurance company.
Won defense trial verdict, affirmed on appeal, in multimillion-dollar environmental contamination insurance coverage case involving manufacturing site in Michigan.
Won summary judgment for insurer, affirmed on appeal, in multimillion-dollar Colorado insurance coverage case involving environmental contamination at railroad sites.
Successful result for insurer in coverage litigation in Tennessee involving underlying tobacco liability claims.
Successful result for construction company in construction defect case filed by apartment complex owner.
Successful result for industrial waste management company in toxic tort suit filed by multiple claimants.
Won defense trial verdict of no insurance coverage and obtained policy reformation in federal court case involving numerous underlying asbestos claims.
Won summary judgment for insurer, including policy rescission in federal court case involving professional liability policy.
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Author of “Casey on Coverage,” a regularly published column for the Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law
Co-author of multiple articles published in the Michigan Bar Journal
Co-author of multiple articles published in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Tim has lectured on insurance matters for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education