Anne Marie O’Brien has represented both policyholders and insurance companies in coverage claims for over 27 years. She has been chosen as a Super Lawyer – Business Edition 2014 in the areas of insurance coverage, transportation and civil law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
She has studied the meaning of ISO form language and terms with industry professionals. She has taken insurance classes designed for underwriters and agency professionals with the National Institute in order to further understand, from an industry perspective, the meaning of policy words that are found in the drafts of common insurance contracts. She has also represented a multitude of clients in complex insurance coverage cases. These include, among others, boiler and machinery claims, pollution and environmental coverage cases, and complex subrogation claims for clients who were additional insureds by endorsement or by covered contract. She has lectured multiple times to insurance and legal industry professionals on insurance topics.
In addition, Anne Marie O’Brien has been representing railroad clients nationally for the past two decades on insurance matters. She has been in the forefront of the interplay between railroad operations and obtaining insurance coverage for her clients. Ms. O’Brien has taken National Institute classes to learn about the underwriting language and terms used in RRPI and to further understand in detail the exact coverage that applies to certain railroad related losses. She has handled insurance cases for railroads, including subrogation claims. Ms. O’Brien has also handled multi-million dollar cases where the railroad was an additional insured under the contractor’s CGL policy and she has obtained coverage for those railroad losses. She has a deep working knowledge of railroad operations, FELA, and insurance law. She has also lectured nationally on railroad insurance issues to both the rail and the insurance industries.