Sacks Tierney P.A.

Member of Meritas: 173 full-service law firms serving more than 200 markets worldwide

Scottsdale-Phoenix | 480.425.2600

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Legal Services


Brian M. Flaherty

Brian Flaherty

Sharon Shively

Sharon Shively

  Steven R. Beeghley

Steve Beeghley


Insurance Recovery

Sacks Tierney’s insurance recovery team offers a broad range of national experience and has successfully maximized our clients’ rights to insurance proceeds. We exclusively represent policyholder interests.

The insurance products you own should be treated like an asset. Effective, efficient use of your insurance can enhance your bottom line and protect you from a catastrophic loss or litigation.

Although we are well equipped to aggressively litigate insurance coverage, bad faith, and breach of contract disputes, our focus is on developing a strategic, economic and non-litigation solution to coverage issues. Sacks Tierney insurance recovery attorneys provide invaluable services to businesses by:

  • working with risk management to develop an insurance coverage strategy;

  • serving as coverage counsel in “bet the company” litigation to navigate insurance coverage issues and negotiate with the insurance carriers so your trial attorneys can focus on defending your case;

  • recognizing the policy implications resulting from a catastrophic property loss and litigation;

  • providing guidance when an insurance company accepts coverage subject to a “reservation of rights” and advocating with claim adjusters and their attorneys for the coverage to which your insurance policy entitles you; and

  • providing knowledgeable and aggressive advocacy in breach of contract and bad faith litigation.

We are equipped to advise businesses in virtually every industry and profession, and we offer a particularly high level of industry-specific knowledge and experience for businesses engaged in athletics, construction, energy, finance, housing, health care, real estate development, and transportation.

Legal and Business Guidance in Risk Management

One of the most important services that business lawyers can provide their clients is counseling in risk management. Sacks Tierney business clients benefit from our experience in anticipating and responding to risk management issues in a variety of industries and professions and for a broad range of insurance products, including:

  • Commercial General Liability (CGL)

  • Cyber Risk

  • Directors and Officers Liability (D&O)

  • Employment Practices Liability (EPL)

  • Property and Business Interruption

  • Professional Liability, also known as “Errors and Omissions” (E&O)

  • Product Liability

  • Surety Law

  • Title Insurance

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • WRAP Policies

We have observed the expansion of existing risk, and the emergence of new risk, as a result of recent court decisions and statutory changes. We understand trends in the insurance industry and the available insurance products that specifically address existing and emerging business risks. As a result, businesses that involve us in their risk management and insurance planning enjoy a significant advantage over companies that seek legal help only after a risk has triggered an insurance-related occurrence.

Industry-Specific Knowledge

Our extensive background and leadership in construction law include insurance experience that is specific to that industry and, in many respects, applies to many other industries as well.

Sacks Tierney insurance recovery and construction attorney Brian Flaherty was a contributing author and co-editor for the Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual (3rd Ed., 2016), and his chapter “Construction Risk Management Through Insurance” is a valuable resource for any business seeking to manage risk more effectively. That chapter consists of four major sections: