Honors and Awards

Blank Rome’s Insurance Recovery Group Named Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 Insurance Group of the Year


Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that our firm’s Insurance Recovery group has been named Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 Insurance Group of the Year, a distinguished honor that the group also received in 2020. The group was recognized at the annual Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards, which were held on March 15, 2023, in New York City. The award program recognizes the country’s most distinguished litigators and their firms for their exemplary work over the past twelve months.

“We are incredibly honored to once again receive this notable recognition,” said James R. Murray, co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery group, who was also named a finalist for Benchmark Litigation’s Insurance Litigator of the Year award. “I am so proud to lead this talented group of leading insurance recovery attorneys with my fellow co-chairs John Gibbons and Linda Kornfeld. Our national team continues to successfully navigate complex insurance recovery matters through implementing innovative, business-minded strategies, resulting in a proven track record of recovering billions of dollars in insurance coverage for our clients, who have relied on us over the decades for winning representation.”

In 2022, Benchmark Litigation ranked the firm's Insurance Recovery group Tier 1 nationally for the fifth consecutive year and was among the three select firms notably ranked Tier 1 for Insurance in California. The practice and its attorneys consistently receive significant recognition in leading industry guides and publications, including U.S. News and World Report—Best Lawyers®, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, the Expert Guides, and Lexology.

The nationally recognized practice group works with policyholders in a wide range of industries and takes a creative and business-minded approach to insurance. The firm’s insurance recovery attorneys have been industry leaders for more than 30 years, breaking new ground by developing novel legal theories and shaping insurance law for others with precedent-setting litigation, mediation, arbitration, and settlement strategies that lead to landmark rulings, new types of coverage, and major advances for clients.

John Gibbons, Jared Zola, Jim Murray, Lisa Campisi, and Robyn Michaelson at the 2023 Benchmark Awards ceremony in New York City.