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Subrogation & Recovery

Butler’s Subrogation/Recovery Department handles complex property and casualty losses of all types. Our subrogation attorneys specialize in and devote their entire practice to Subrogation, working as true partners with our clients.

We are there from the beginning

A key feature of our practice is early involvement in the claim investigation. We make ourselves immediately available to our clients as their “first call” when they learn of a new claim, even before any determination of recovery potential. Our experience lets us accurately anticipate what our clients need at every step, making clients’ recovery job easier. That includes appropriate reporting on files and processing claims as our clients may require. But most importantly, it allows us to better manage the expenses that are invested in subrogation claims, so that resources are properly invested in claims with real recovery potential and not wasted in claims that do not have recovery potential. While we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, we are always willing to consider alternative fee arrangements.

Gain from our experience

Our experience and singular focus gives us the opportunity to share what we’ve learned with our clients. Our Subrogation attorneys routinely speak to the national professional associations that have an interest in Subrogation.

These Include:

  • The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • The Claims & Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB)
  • The DRI
  • The Loss Executives Association (LEA)

Sharing our Knowledge

In addition, our clients frequently ask us to conduct in-house training sessions with front line adjusters and recovery personnel. We believe that sharing what we’ve learned is one of the best ways for us to serve as “partners” with our clients, and to cultivate mutual trust and respect.

eALERTS | Smart Heaters and Lighting Fixtures Recalled

Jul 12, 2024

To learn more about how our subrogation team can assist you, visit our Subrogation page and meet our dedicated attorneys. Atomi has recalled a number…

eALERTS, News | Vacuums and Power Banks Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Jun 28, 2024

To learn more about how our subrogation team can assist you, visit our Subrogation page and meet our dedicated attorneys. Baseus Magnetic Wireless Charging Power…

eALERTS, News | Electric Razors, Power Modules, Portable Chargers and Scented Candles Recalled

Jun 24, 2024

To learn more about how our subrogation team can assist you, visit our Subrogation page and meet our dedicated attorneys. StyleCraft has issued a recall…

eALERTS | Good Earth Lighting Recalls Rechargeable Integrated Lights to Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Jun 07, 2024

Good Earth Lighting is recalling over 1.2 million Rechargeable Integrated Lights due to fire and burn hazards. The recall, announced by the U.S. Consumer Product…

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News | Preparing for the 2024 Hurricane Season

Jun 04, 2024

  As we approach the 2024 hurricane season, it is essential for professionals in the insurance and legal industries to stay ahead of the curve….

eALERTS, News | Electrolux Group Reannounces Recall of Frigidaire and Kenmore Electric Ranges

May 17, 2024

Electrolux has reannounced a recall of Frigidaire and Kenmore electric ranges due to fire and burn hazards! These ranges may turn on spontaneously, fail to…

eALERTS, News | Snowmobiles and Commercial Refrigerators Recalled

May 03, 2024

Subrogation professionals should be aware of the following recalls. Visit the CPSC website for further details.   Polaris is recalling Prostar S4 Titan Adventure Snowmobiles…

eALERTS, News | Yoto Recalls Yoto Mini Speakers for Children

April 11, 2024

All subrogation professionals should make a note. This recall involves the Yoto Mini, a portable connected screen-free speaker intended for children ages three to twelve….

News, Publications/ Whitepapers | Partner Michael Savett Quoted in Business Insurance Article – Bridge collapse could spur waves of coverage litigation

Apr 02, 2024 | By Michael Savett

In a recent Business Insurance article, Philadelphia-based Partner Michael Savett shared insights into the aftermath of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore. As…

Blog Posts | New York Court Emphasizes the Importance of Notice in Subrogation

Mar 25, 2024 | By Michael Wolfer, Sydney Broom

An insurer generally acquires its insured’s rights against tortfeasors through subrogation. But what happens if the insured enters into a settlement and releases the responsible…

eALERTS, News | EV Light Utility Vehicle and Air Fryers Recalled

Mar 15, 2024

Subrogation professionals should be aware of the following recalls. Visit the CPSC website for further details. Textron Specialized Vehicles is recalling Tracker Off Road OX…

eALERTS, News | Anker EverFrost Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Coolers Recalled Due to Battery Fire Hazard

Mar 11, 2024

Subrogation professionals, take note! The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall notice for Anker EverFrost Coolers. The lithium-ion battery packs in these…

eALERTS, News | CPSC Fire Hazard Warning for Hoverboard sold on Amazon and Walmart.com

Mar 07, 2024

The Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a statement on its website warning consumers about the possible fire hazards of EVERCROSS EV5 Hoverboards…

eALERTS, News | The Home Appliances Recalls Camplux Brand Portable Tankless Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Mar 01, 2024

Recall Alert! Certain Camplux brand portable tankless water heaters (models AY132, BD158, BW211, BW264, and BW422) are being recalled. Gas leakage from the regulator connection…

Events | Complicated Communications & Controlling the Message

March 21, 2024 | By Hobart Hind Jr., Zachary Jett

In the fast-paced world of modern communication, from emails to video conferencing, staying connected has never been easier. Yet, despite these advancements, the insurance industry…

eALERTS, News | Laptop AC Chargers and Propane Tanks Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Feb 23, 2024

The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) has recalled the items listed below. All subrogation professionals should make a note of these recalls. Visit the Consumer Product Safety…

eALERTS, News | Ocean State Job Lot Recalls “Grow Table” Due to Fire Hazard

Feb 16, 2024

This recall involves the Calipso “Combi” and Tiller & Rowe “Growing Table-Mini Greenhouse and Raised Garden Bed” products. The recalled greenhouses can overheat, posing a…

eALERTS, News | GPU Adapters, Grass Trimmers, and Lighters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Feb 09, 2024

The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) has recalled the items listed below. All subrogation professionals should make a note of these recalls. Visit the Consumer Product Safety…

eALERTS, News | Vacuum Cleaner and Lithium-Ion Battery Recalls

February 2, 2024

The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) has recalled the items listed. All subrogation professionals should make a note of these recalls. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website…

Events | Subrogating Highly Technical Claims in the Market Share World

January 31, 2024 | By Hobart Hind Jr.

Join Partner Hobie Hind as he presents at a workshop with co-presenters Karl New, Sr. (Munich Re US) and Aaron Prefontaine (Integra) for the 2024…

eALERTS | Pacific Cycle Recalls E-Bikes Due to Fire Hazard

Jan 26, 2024

This recall involves Ascend Cabrillo (model numbers R7583BPS and R7585BPS) and Minaret Electric Bikes (model number R7586BPS). The wiring harness that manages the charging of…

eALERTS | Homedics Recalls Massagers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Jan 05, 2024

This recall involves the HoMedics Therapist Select Massagers with model number HHP-715. The product has a 120 VAC, 60 HZ power cord. “HoMedics” is printed…

eALERTS | Hoverboard and Power Tools Station Recalled

Dec 22, 2023

The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) has recalled the items listed. All subrogation professionals should make a note of these recalls. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website…

News, Publications/ Whitepapers | When Construction Leads to Subrogation

December 13, 2023 | By Geoffrey Waguespack

Insurer May Subrogate to the Rights of an Additional Insured Based on Contractual Right Chicago Partner Geoffrey Waguespack was recently featured in the CLM Construction…

eALERTS, News | Berkshire Blanket & Home Company Recalls Heated Throws and Blankets

Dec 01, 2023

This recall involves Berkshire Blanket Heated Throws and Blankets sold in various colors and patterns, including blue, cream, gray, hummus, striped blue, and snowflake. The…

eALERTS, News | Lenovo Recalls USB-C Laptop Power Banks Due to Fire Hazard

November 25, 2023

This recall involves the Lenovo USB USB-C Laptop Power Bank with model number PBLG2W. The power bank has a 20,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery used…

Blog Posts, News | IL Court: Insurer Can Subrogate Additional Insured Without Equitable Principles

Nov 14, 2023 | By Geoffrey Waguespack

Illinois Appellate Court Holds that Insurer May Subrogate to the Rights of an Additional Insured Based on a Contractual Right to Subrogation and that Equitable…

eALERTS, News | Mower and Electric Fireplace Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Nov 10, 2023

This recall involves DR Power Equipment and Generac brand tow-behind field and brush mowers. The following model and serial numbers, printed on a white label…

News | Partner Zachary Jett on the NASP’s New Executive Advisory Committee

November 5, 2023 | By Zachary Jett

Please join us in congratulating Charlotte Partner Zachary Jett on being added to the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) inaugural Executive Advisory Committee, composed…

Events | The Subrogation Industry and You!

November 5, 2023 | By Scott Katz

Join Managing Partner Scott Katz and co-panelists Ryan McIntosh (W.R. Berkley Corporation) and Katherine Sandoval (Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer) for the Keynote presentation at the…

Events | Solar Panel Losses: Not a Matter of If, But When

November 16, 2023 | By Scott Hefner

Join Senior Associate Scott Hefner and co-presenters Perry Hopkins (ESi) and Victoria Malick (Sedgwick) for the 2023 PLRB Large Loss Conference on November 15-17, 2023,…

Events | This Ain’t No Hallmark Holiday: Turkey Fryers, Holiday Lights, Christmas Trees, And Other Common Holiday Fire Scenarios

November 5, 2023 | By Matthew Peaire

Join Partner Matt Peaire and co-presenters Dana Meyers, Joe Rich, and Rich Schuster for the 2023 NASP Annual Conference on November 5-9, 2023. The program…

Blog Posts, News | When the “Made Whole” Doctrine Isn’t a Defense to Subrogation

Oct 13, 2023 | By Sydney Broom

In some jurisdictions, the “made-whole” doctrine requires insured parties to be made whole before an insurance carrier may recover from a third-party as a subrogee….

eALERTS, News | Russound Recalls MCA-88 Multizone Controller Amplifiers Due to Fire Hazard

October 6, 2023

This recall involves the Russound MCA-88 Multizone Controller Amplifier that provides up to eight zones of distributed audio. The internal circuit board components can overheat,…

eALERTS, News | Generac Recalls Portable Generators Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

Sep 15, 2023

This recall involves Generac Portable Generators type GP15000E, with model numbers G0057341, G0057342, 005734R1, and 005734R2, and type GP17500E, with model numbers G0057351, G0057352, 005735R1,…

eALERTS, News | Engineered Controls International Recalls LP Gas Compact Regulators Due to Fire Hazard

September 8, 2023

This recall involves the RegO 302 Series Compact Regulators with dates codes between 09/22 and 02/23. Regulators with the date code 21/22 are also included…

News | Electrolux Group Recalls Frigidaire Gas Cooktops Due to Risk of Gas Leak

September 1, 2023

This recall involves all Frigidaire Stainless-Steel 30-inch 4 Burner Gas Cooktops (model FFGC3026SS) and Frigidaire Stainless-Steel 36-inch 5 Burner Gas Cooktops (model FFGC3626SS) with control…

eALERTS, News | Gree Recalls 1.56 Million Dehumidifiers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

August 18, 2023

This recall involves 42 models of dehumidifiers with brand names Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole and Seabreeze, manufactured between January 2011 and February 2014. The dehumidifiers…

eALERTS, News | Recall of Polaris Off-Road Vehicles

Aug 11, 2023

This recall involves Polaris off-road vehicles, Bobcat and Gravely utility vehicles, fuel pump kits, and fuel tank assemblies due to fire hazards. A fuel leak…

eALERTS | American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire Hazard

Aug 04, 2023

American Honda recalls portable generators due to fire hazards. This recall involves Honda Portable Generators with model number EU7000is. They are red and gray in…

Podcasts | Subro Sense Podcast S04E05 | Subrogation Success: Evaluating Recoverable Damages

Aug 03, 2023 | By Aaron Jacobs

As subrogation professionals, it is sometimes easy to direct our concentration on the liability issues in each case and to overlook the details associated with…

eALERTS | True Fitness Recalls Showrunner II Consoles Sold with Fitness Equipment Due to Fire Hazard

Jul 28, 2023

This recall involves Showrunner II Consoles with wireless phone chargers.  Product numbers are printed on a label located on the rear console cover at the…

Events | Addressing Coverage and Subrogation Issues When Adjusting a Property Insurance Claim

August 10, 2023 | By T. Nicholas Goanos, Scott Hefner

Join Partner T. Nicholas Goanos and Senior Associate Scott Hefner as they present for the Southern Loss Association’s 31st Annual Property Seminar on August 10,…

eALERTS, News | VRURC Portable Chargers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Jul 07, 2023

This recall involves VRURC portable chargers with model number “OD-B7,” which have built-in cables and a built-in wall plug. The recalled portable chargers can ignite,…

Blog Posts | Thanks to an Unruly Cat, the Tennessee Court of Appeals Reaffirms the Sutton Rule

Jul 05, 2023 | By Scott Hefner

A recent ruling by the Tennessee Court of Appeals in Patton v. Pearson1 upheld the ‘Sutton Rule’ in a subrogation action following a house fire…

eALERTS | Records Players and Speakers recalled due to fire hazard

Jun 30, 2023

The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) has recalled the items listed. All subrogation professionals should make a note of these recalls. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website…

News | National Subrogation Professionals Day 2023

June 28, 2023

  Today, we recognize the contributions of subrogation professionals around the nation. National Subrogation Professionals Day is a time to appreciate their expertise, dedication, and…

eALERTS | Humidifiers and Ceramic Mugs Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Jun 23, 2023

The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) has recalled the items listed. All subrogation professionals should make a note of these recalls. Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website…

News | Butler Sponsors the 2023 Western Florida Educational and Networking Event

June 22, 2023

Butler is proud to be a sponsor for the CLM’s 2023 Western Florida Educational and Networking Event taking place in Tampa, FL, on June 22,…

News | Hurricane Season 2023 Begins

June 15, 2023

With the 2023 Hurricane Season upon us, keep this summer a safe and fun one for your family by staying informed and being prepared over…

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