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Zelle attorneys have successfully handled some of the largest and most complex commercial property insurance subrogation matters in the history of the industry. Our founding partners were among the pioneers of insurance subrogation in the 1970's. We have recovered almost $2 billion for the commercial property insurance industry. Through our national presence and strong local counsel network, we have successfully pursued subrogation claims throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. 

Zelle specializes in subrogation arising from major catastrophic events, including fires, hurricanes, industrial explosions, and terrorist actions.  For much of the past decade, Zelle attorneys have led the Plaintiffs Executive Committee pursuing a $5 billion subrogation action against aviation security companies alleged to be responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attack. This historic litigation was recently settled for $1.2 billion, reportedly the largest subrogation recovery ever obtained by the insurance industry.      

Zelle serves as subrogation counsel for numerous major property insurers, including FM Global, Allianz Global Risks US, Swiss Re, Travelers, Liberty Mutual and others.

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Steven J. Badger


Thomas B. Caswell


Jonathan R. MacBride


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