Introduction to the Firm

 

Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP was founded in 1997 by a group of experienced and nationally-recognized defense attorneys dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to domestic and international clients. The firm has grown gradually but consistently since its inception, and presently has over 120 attorneys practicing out of 7 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California. Our growth has been built upon the strength of our reputation for excellence, our ability to deliver cost-effective, resolution-oriented services, and in our innovative and responsive attention to the needs of our clients.


The firm's central mission is to provide superb, cost-effective and practical legal services tailored to the needs of each and every client. The firm's success is measured by the satisfaction of our clients in our courtroom outcomes and our record of successful non-litigated case resolutions. We also are known for the excellence of our communications with clients and the attentive services that we provide.


The defense of professionals and businesses is a hallmark of our practice. Whether on trial, at arbitration or mediation, or negotiating a settlement, our attorneys are tough, seasoned and successful litigators. We have long-standing positive relationships with the judges, experts and our adversaries, and have successfully tried cases before many, many juries. Our trial results are truly outstanding.


Another mainstay of the firm is in the representation of insurers, including in coverage litigation, and we enjoy a reputation as experienced and effective coverage counsel. Our attorneys have represented insurers in a significant number of the most complex and notorious cases litigated over the last 20 years. We are known for our credibility in dealing with major players and the authenticity of our knowledge about complex litigation. Our coverage lawyers also supervise litigation on a national basis including managing and efficiently and economically resolving claims throughout the United States and abroad. We utilize all the modern tools of managing litigation -- budgeting, strategy plans, litigation management initiatives, billing audits and staffing plans. Our litigation management is reflective of the skills and experience our attorneys have attained in litigations and we are well known for the efficiency of our claim handling.


We are proud of our reputation as a leading defense firm. The firm provides a team-oriented environment where its attorneys can achieve the highest levels of excellence in the profession, guided by sound judgment and unrivaled skill.