- Michael R. Cashman
- Thomas B. Caswell, III
- Catherine M. Colinvaux
- Thomas H. Cook, Jr.
- Craig C. Corbitt
- Mark J. Feinberg
- Rolf E. Gilbertson
- Richard M. Hagstrom
- Lawrence T. Hofmann
- James W. Holbrook, III
- Daniel S. Mason
- John B. Massopust
- Wm. Gerald McElroy, Jr.
- Christopher T. Micheletti
- Patricia St. Peter
- Karl S. Vasiloff
- Richard L. Voelbel
- Lawrence Zelle
Zelle Hofmann attorneys have successfully litigated scores of appeals resulting in many important appellate decisions on fundamental issues of law. These include the following:
- The extent of federal question jurisdiction over state law land disputes
- Application of Daubert principles to custom and practice testimony
- The enforceability of indemnity agreements releasing construction contractors from their own negligence
- Applicability of suit limitation provisions in property insurance policies.
- Whether the costs incurred for asbestos abatement/removal are insurable under a property insurance policy.
- Whether an EPA letter constitutes a suit.
- Whether a class can be certified in real estate dispute involving thousands of similarly-situated property owners
- Whether the sudden and accidental pollution exclusion bars claims for gradual pollution.
- Whether the owned property exclusion bars coverage for pollution.
- Whether governmental agency response costs are damages.
- Proof of lost profit damages for tortious interference with the business of a start-up company
- Whether environmental claims are covered under personal injury coverage.
- Whether patent, copyright, and trademark claims are covered under advertising injury coverage.
- Whether late notice bars coverage.
- Whether voluntary payments are covered.
- Whether pre-tender defense costs are covered.
- Whether a transaction constitutes a merger or an acquisition in the D&O context.
- Whether third parties may recover for "bad faith" under med pay provisions.
- The rights and responsibilities of outside consultants representing property insurance claimants.
- Defense and indemnity allocation issues between insurers.