Vanessa C. Whirl defends clients in insurance litigation. Her experience includes cases involving elder abuse, car accidents, premises liability, products liability, catastrophic injury and death, defamation, business disputes, contamination, property/easement disputes, sexual assault, negligent hiring/retention, property damage/fires, subrogation, discrimination, civil rights, and many other non-traditional cases where insurance defense is triggered.
Vanessa has also been sought out by private clients and hired as private counsel or Cumis counsel, to protect their individual interests.
Vanessa's interpersonal skills and communication contribute to her strong client relationships and amicable working relationships with opposing counsel. Her prior experience in plaintiff litigation also adds to her well-rounded understanding of litigation and the law as a whole. Vanessa excels in oral advocacy and her ability to represent the interests of her clients and appeal to a jury. She successfully participated in one jury and one bench trial in 2015 and has several trials scheduled for 2016.