John D. Balaguer

John Balaguer has over 25 years of experience defending complex tort cases and is one of the premiere trial lawyers in the State of Delaware. John is frequently sought out by insurers as well as self insured institutions and individuals to handle matters involving intricate liability issues, catastrophic damages and cutting edge legal theories. He focuses his practice on healthcare litigation, particularly claims of medical negligence, as well as claims against non-medical professionals, product liability and premises liability matters. John also represents insurers in coverage disputes, including those alleging bad faith.

John’s depth of experience allows him to provide his clients with early and accurate damage assessments, access to leading experts in the field and a proven track record of success before juries, trial judges and administrative tribunals. John’s courtroom reputation also serves to facilitate successful alternative dispute resolution, when trial is not the best option.

In addition to his extensive trial practice, John frequently appears in appellate matters before the Delaware Supreme Court.

As a result of his thorough knowledge of the Delaware state and federal courts, John also is often asked to serve as local counsel in high stakes insurance coverage and commercial litigation in Delaware.

John has managed the firm’s Delaware office since its opening in 1989. He has served on the firm’s Operations Committee and is currently a member of the Executive Committee.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Healthcare, 3) Catastrophic/Excess Liability, 4) Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, 5) Professional Liability and 6) Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability
Law School Widener University School of Law, (JD, 1985)
Education University of Delaware, (BA, 1981)
Bar Member / Association American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate, Defense Counsel of Delaware, Defense Research Institute, Delaware State Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Most recent firm White and Williams LLP
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