MacDonald Illig’s Insurance Practice Group represents many of the nation's largest insurers and their insureds. Our attorneys handle jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, hearings, and appeals relating to all aspects of insurance matters. With more than a century of combined experience, we have earned a reputation for excellence and efficiency in providing outstanding service to our clients.

In addition to our experience in defending insureds in tort litigation, we routinely represent insurers in coverage and bad faith disputes, as well as in fraud and subrogation claims. The attorneys of the Insurance Practice Group are industry leaders. Many are actively involved in professional organizations such as the Defense Research Institute, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. We are well prepared to meet the litigation needs of personal lines, commercial lines, and professional liability insurers and insureds.

Insurance Defense

We routinely serve as counsel for insureds in third-party claims, including automobile accidents, premises liability claims, construction accidents, wrongful death actions and business torts. Our lawyers regularly defend tort actions in both state and federal court. Our successful record results in much repeat business, and our insurance clients have long appreciated our emphasis on quality lawyering in addition to timely reporting and efficient file handling.

Professional Liability

Our lawyers are regularly engaged in the defense of professional malpractice claims. We have long been a leader in defending hospitals, physicians, dentists, and other health care providers. We also represent lawyers, accountants, engineers, and other professionals facing liability actions.

Motor Vehicle Coverage

MacDonald Illig’s insurance attorneys are well known for their handling of automobile accident cases, including uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims, and first-party medical and wage (PIP) claims. Our attorneys’ work in this area has helped shaped UM/UIM law in Pennsylvania. Insurers often call upon us to advise and represent them in these complex matters.

Insurance Coverage

MacDonald Illig attorneys frequently serve as counsel for insurance providers in insurance coverage matters of all types, including those arising from auto liability, homeowners, and commercial general liability policies. We regularly provide coverage opinions and initiate and defend declaratory judgment actions and other legal proceedings involving coverage obligations.

Bad Faith

Bad faith is an ever-evolving area of insurance law. Our insurance practitioners have consistently been at the forefront of this developing cause of action, offering our clients sound advice and aggressive defense.


We have long devoted substantial time and effort to helping our insurance clients pursue subrogation claims arising from property, auto, and workers’ compensation losses. Our attorneys understand both the technical and practical aspects of subrogation matters and work closely with insurers to efficiently and effectively seek recovery.

Property Losses

The Insurance Practice Group often defend insurers in fire, theft, and other first-party property claims, as well as the bad faith claims that all too often accompany them. We have litigated property loss claims in state and federal court, and in alternative dispute resolution forums.

MacDonald Illig’s Insurance Practice Group is proud of the strong reputation we have earned both within and beyond Northwestern Pennsylvania.  If we might be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to serving your insurance litigation needs.