Environmental Liability Claims Attorneys

San Francisco Environmental Liability Claims Lawyers Serving National Clients

Don’t Let The Insurance Company Succeed In Denying Your Environmental Liability Claim

If your insurance company refuses to pay claims for damages caused by environmental contamination, don’t give up. You may still have options. At Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, our law firm stands up for the rights of policyholders and helps them obtain the insurance coverage they are entitled to receive.

If your insurance company acted in bad faith by delaying or denying your environmental liability claim, the company may be liable to you for punitive damages. Did your insurance company fail to defend you against a lawsuit involving environmental damage? We can help.


Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP obtained one of the largest punitive damage verdicts in the country in 1997 in a case that involved environmental damage allegedly caused by our client’s auto repair shop. The Travelers Insurance Company first denied it had ever insured our client. Then it refused to defend him against the claim.

Our attorney, Philip L. Pillsbury, Jr., took the case to trial, where he proved that the Travelers had intentionally adopted a manner of handling environmental liability claims that were intended to deprive insureds such as our client of insurance protection.

The jury awarded our client $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages. By the time all appeals were exhausted, the Travelers owed our client more than $30 million.

Lawyers from our firm have successfully represented clients whose insurance companies balked at paying claims or refused to defend against lawsuits involving water contamination and contamination by arsenic, benzene, silica, and other environmental contaminants.

Speak With Our Environmental Liability Insurance Claim Attorneys

To discuss your environmental liability case, please call our office at (415) 433-8000 or contact us by email. From our office in San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid, we represent clients involved in insurance coverage disputes throughout California.