Lorelie S. Masters is a litigator and a member of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling Practice. Companies and individuals turn to her for counsel in enforcing insurance coverage under general liability, directors and officers, fiduciary liability, first-party property, business-interruption, and other types of insurance. Experienced in e-commerce and electronic-discovery issues, Ms. Masters has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations in the United States and abroad and won significant trials and arbitrations enforcing insurance coverage for her policyholder clients.
Ms. Masters is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. Chambers & Partners USA has named her one of the country’s leading insurance law attorneys since 2005. In 2010, Law360 identified her as one of the “10 Most Admired Insurance Attorneys.” Washington DC Super Lawyers consistently recognizes her for insurance coverage litigation as does The Best Lawyers in America for insurance law. She was named to “Best of the Best USA 2013” as one of the top thirty insurance and reinsurance attorneys in the country.
Ms. Masters speaks and writes extensively on topics related to her practice and is co-author of two widely recognized legal treatises: Insurance Coverage Litigation, updated annually, and Liability Insurance in International Arbitrations: The Bermuda Form. Ms. Masters served as the policyholder Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee from 2000-2003. She is a former editor of the group’s award-winning journal. Ms. Masters served as president of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia from June 1, 2007, to June 1, 2008, and currently serves on the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and in other bar leadership positions.
In 2011, the National Law Journal honored her in its “Champions and Visionaries” award series for her work on voting rights and women’s rights issues, saying she “upheld the profession’s core values through public service, pro bono effort and advocacy for civil liberties.” The National Association of Women Lawyers recognized Ms. Masters with the 2005 Service Award for her work as chair of the group’s Amicus Committee. At the Firm, Ms. Masters serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.