Reintroducing The Cokinos | Young Insurance Coverage/Risk Management Group

Although the level of service and depth of knowledge remains the same, there have been some changes in the Cokinos | Young insurance coverage/risk management practice group. Bucking the industry trend to rebrand as “insurance recovery,” the practice group at Cokinos retains the “insurance coverage/risk management” moniker to reflect the full scope of its services. We have always pursued insurance coverage for the losses of our clients. But we continue to offer the same depth of knowledge of insurance coverage law, litigation, and risk management advice and counseling that has characterized this group for over twenty years.

Pat Wielinski founded the insurance coverage/risk management group at Cokinos in 2000 and brings over forty years of experience to the group today. He remains active in the practice and along the way, Pat has been highly ranked in Best Lawyers and Chambers for his insurance expertise. Though Pat’s influence has been, and remains, the cornerstone of the group’s success and growth, this is far more than Pat’s legacy practice. It is a vibrant and cutting-edge team effort, and Pat fully expects to continue to contribute his leadership.

Travis Brown, our other principal and leader of the group, joined Cokinos after cutting his teeth and rising to the partner rank in the coverage section of one of the leading insurer-side coverage firms in Dallas. The team relies on that unique experience, particularly as to litigation strategy. Since joining Cokinos, Travis has become the spokesperson for the team, as a frequent writer and speaker. He is often asked to “switch hats” and write and present on insurance coverage issues to construction organizations, or on construction-specific coverage issues to insurance groups.

Amy Rauch has been with the group for seven years and is the go-to person to analyze and apply the complex insurance coverage issues encountered by Cokinos clients. She has a reputation for her relentless pursuit of difficult claims.

Sam Crecelius combines several years of prior experience as a claims adjuster at a national insurance company and nearly five years of practice in insurance coverage and construction law. He provides a unique perspective from that background.  

Renee Mango, who very recently received her law license, has already demonstrated her abilities in insurance coverage through her research, drafting, and support.

The team is based in the growing DFW office of Cokinos and has the support and participation of its resident commercial/construction litigators. A total team effort provides a high level of litigation skill in pleading, discovery, motion practice, trial and appeal of insurance coverage disputes. The group also draws from the expertise of the entire firm, particularly as to additional complex litigation assistance.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, and of course your insurance claims and disputes.

About Cokinos | Young

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