Ann Terrell Dorsett

Ann’s practice focuses on insurance, including insurance coverage litigation, claims counseling and litigation management. She has represented clients in multiparty litigation concerning insurance coverage for environmental liabilities, mass tort actions and construction defect issues. Her breadth of experience includes advice to clients at the initial presentation of the claim, representation at trial, and appellate practice.

Ann provides counseling risk management techniques and strategies to a wide range of clients including financial services companies, colleges and universities, and manufacturing companies. She has assisted clients in the review and assessment of insurance programs both prior to and after a merger or acquisition, including the use of Representation and Warranty insurance; insurance policies for Directors & Officers’ liability, and the use and formation of captive insurance companies.

Ann provided legal counsel to a client during in the development of a private label warranty program. This representation included negotiating contract terms with a Fortune 5 company and the formation of an off-shore captive reinsurance company.

Ann reviews and evaluates bonding requirements and sources on behalf of our clients. This work includes analysis of the terms and conditions of surety bonds (both payment and performance bonds) and requests for assignment of bond proceeds made by lenders and governmental entities. Representative clients include municipalities, counties, hospitals and developers, as well as lenders on multi-million dollar construction projects.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Insurance Recovery
Law School UNC School of Law, J.D., 1989
Education University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, A.B., 1982
Bar Member / Association Virginia State Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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