After more than three years of intense work, a group of attorneys representing approximately 475 sexual abuse survivors in claims against the Diocese of Rochester, New York, have negotiated a settlement to resolve the Diocese’s Chapter 11 case. The settlement provides that the Diocese and related entities will pay $55 million to a trust for the benefit of survivors and assign valuable insurance rights to that trust to pursue a more substantial recovery from the insurers. Read more

Burns Bowen Bair has been honored by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the top firms in Wisconsin for the practice of Insurance Law, earning a place on the annual Best Law Firms list. Read more

Bowen named as a fellow to distinguished invitation-only association

MADISON, Wisconsin – Burns Bowen Bair is proud to announce that co-founder Jeff Bowen has been elected to the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC).

The invitation-only association advocates for the interests of policyholders involved in disputes with insurance companies. Members consist of veteran lawyers who have dedicated their practice to insurance disputes for at least 15 years.

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Firm co-founders honored for insurance law, commercial litigation expertise  

MADISON, Wisconsin – Peer lawyers and the publishers of Best Lawyers have recognized two Burns Bowen Bair named partners in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and one of the most-respected guides to the legal industry. 

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Burns Bowen Bair has recently taken on a new pro bono project, representing three Afghan asylees who came to the United States via the Kabul airlift or shortly thereafter. Read more

Tim Burns, co-founder of Burns Bowen Bair, is one of only 30 attorneys named to the list of the premier trial lawyers in the nation in the area of Insurance Dispute Resolution by the 2022 edition of the elite Chambers USA legal directory. Read more