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Arthur Garrett is co-chair of Keller and Heckman's national litigation practice, along with Robert S. Niemann. He also serves as the Firm’s General Counsel.
Mr. Garrett's litigation practice focuses on insurance recovery with an emphasis on the representation of food industry policyholders. His trial experience has taken him all over the United States to try cases in state and federal courts and mediate/arbitrate disputes on behalf of corporations and trade associations. Mr. Garrett was recently trial counsel that was selected as a Top 10 Defense verdict in the State of California.
He specializes in advising food companies on their liability insurance programs (including GL, D&O, E&O, Excess, Umbrella and specialized recall policies, such as Product Contamination Insurance) and first-party property policies, including open marine/cargo insurance. In such matters, Mr. Garrett provides advice on the appropriate insurance coverage and the rights of policyholders in the event of a loss and in disputes with their insurance carriers. He also provides advice on appropriate risk transfer mechanisms (insurance and indemnity) in commercial transactions. Food recall/insurance coverage situations that Mr. Garrett has handled within the last two (2) years include pomegranate, parsley, alfalfa, soft cheese, and cumin.
Mr. Garrett is a fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, a group of preeminent insurance and reinsurance lawyers in the US and Canada. Membership is obtained by nomination only and is limited to 300 lawyers with at least 15 years of experience. Mr. Garrett also serves as Vice Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA's Tort and Insurance Practice Section.
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