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Carrigan, Nicholas P.

Carrigan, Nicholas P.

Practice Focus

Nicholas Carrigan is an associate in the Insurance, Litigation and Business and Corporate Services practices. Nick represents insurers in a variety of coverage actions, both as coverage counsel and in litigation matters involving multi-million dollar construction defect actions, contribution and reimbursement actions, and claims for insurance bad faith. He also provides analysis and opinions to insurers regarding all aspects of coverage including duty to defend, additional insured coverage, right to independent counsel, rescission, reimbursement rights, and equitable allocation and contribution. In addition to representing insurance companies on a wide range of insurance issues, he has counseled and represented individuals and corporations in various contract and corporate matters, including commercial disputes.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler, Nick was an associate at a firm practicing insurance coverage and litigation. Prior to that, he was an associate at a boutique Orange County law firm where his practice focused on civil litigation, business and commercial transactions, asset protection and estate planning, tax matters, and probate and trust litigation.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment against excess wrap carrier in contribution action triggering excess wrap policy where excess carrier denied liability due to impossibility of condition precedent of payment of underlying policy limits.
  • Associate on trial team which successfully defended insurer against suit for declaratory relief, breach of contract and bad faith regarding duty to defend
  • Successfully negotiated numerous actions by insurer against insureds for equitable reimbursement of defense costs paid for non-covered damages.