Kanner & Whiteley, LLC
Allan Kanner is the founding member of Kanner & Whiteley, LLC, a national firm handling first-party insurance, natural resource damages, environmental, toxic torts, whistleblower, trials and complex business litigation. Because of his standing in the field of first party insurance lawyers, Mr. Kanner was asked to serve, and currently serves, as Co-Chair of the American Association of Justice’s Business Interruption Task Force.
Mr. Kanner is highly regarded nationally as a trial lawyer and legal strategist. Mr. Kanner is a Law Dragon 500, a Leading Lawyer in America, and a Chambers & Partners’ First Tier lawyer. The firm has been honored a National Law Journal Finalist, 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers for its Consumer Protection (including first party insurance) and Environmental Protection practices. In 2014, Law360 recognized Mr. Kanner as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs’ Bar” (2014).
Starting with the Three Mile Island disaster, and continuing through Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, Superstorm Sandy, and the COVID-19 disaster. Mr. Kanner has fought for clients to recover insurance proceeds from, including business interruption and extra expense. His litigation practice involves many successful claims for recovery of insurance proceeds, bad faith denial of claims, improper rate increases and other policy disputes against virtually all major carriers. He has taught and written on insurance coverage and testified on insurance before the United States Congress and numerous state legislatures. Mr. Kanner has successfully handled property insurance, business interruption, pollution coverage, builder’s risk, homeowner insurance, CGL insurance, crop insurance and long-term care insurance cases among others.
Kanner & Whiteley currently represents a number of major universities in connection with their claims for loss or damages resulting from state emergency orders designed to mitigate the imminent risk of harm to people and property posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In prior disasters, the firm has successfully represented public and private schools, dealing with issues of coverage as well as the intersection of insurance and government grant programs and FEMA. The firm is also currently representing numerous businesses nationally, including Florida firms, and has already begun recovering monies in some cases to resolve all or part of these claims.