Elit Felix has an active nationwide insurance coverage practice that primarily involves underlying toxic torts, environmental pollution, and other complex claims, including construction defects and professional liability.
Before joining the firm in 1990, Elit had concentrated his practice in the defense of medical malpractice and products liability cases in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania. He also counseled hospitals and medical staffs about issues of health law and credentialing during that first decade of his practice. A significant portion of his present trial practice continues to include such matters and has expanded to include the defense of other professionals, including attorneys.
His primary concentration in the law of insurance coverage involves counseling insurers regarding issues of the scope and availability of coverage, litigating coverage disputes in the courts, and consulting over and crafting proposed policy language, particularly with insurers seeking to amend, clarify, or extend the scope of coverage under their commercial policies. Elit has experience drafting special-purpose provisions for particular circumstances or policyholders, coordinating the defense of national insurance programs, and providing department-wide guidance on issues of claims-handling and contract interpretation.
This broad familiarity with both case law and individual cases throughout the country has resulted in a deep and diverse experience of both insurance coverage and professional liability issues and also management of complex claims and litigation in these arenas of catastrophic losses and still evolving law.