Bradley Expands Its Atlanta Office With Policyholder Partner Austin Bersinger

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that D. Austin Bersinger has joined the firm’s Policyholder Insurance Coverage team. Licensed in both Georgia and Florida, Mr. Bersinger will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office but will practice out of the firm’s Tampa office as well.

“Austin is a highly regarded attorney with a successful national practice advising companies regarding one of their largest assets – risk management. His unique background and deep understanding of how insurance companies operate will be a tremendous benefit to our clients’ successful management and mitigation of their risk,” said Bradley Atlanta Office Managing Partner Sidney S. Welch. “With Bradley’s continued growth in its policyholder representation and our Atlanta office team, we look forward to his tremendous thought leadership in this space.”

Mr. Bersinger focuses his practice on representing companies in a wide variety of insurance recovery issues, including coverage denials, claim presentation, bad faith matters, and related appeals, as well as complex business disputes. He frequently assists in claim presentations after loss and coverage issues and handles insurance counseling and policy review and has specialized experience doing coverage work for construction companies and cybersecurity coverage and claims. Over the past three years, he has been successful in recovering more than $500 million for clients nationwide. Mr. Bersinger is a frequent author and speaker on insurance coverage topics across the country and has served as a contributor and editor for Georgia Property and Liability Insurance Law, the preeminent authority on insurance coverage in Georgia, published by Thomson Reuters.

After receiving his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, Mr. Bersinger served as an active-duty officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he tried cases as a criminal prosecutor, and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. He draws on this disciplined military background and deep industry experience to provide a tailored approach to advocating for his clients. Mr. Bersinger has been recognized in Georgia Rising Stars from 2021-2024 and in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® for Insurance Law from 2021-2024.

Bradley’s Policyholder Insurance Coverage team provides policyholders with sophisticated representation in all aspects of property and casualty insurance, focusing on efficiently maximizing the value of clients’ insurance portfolios consistent with their business objectives. The team handles matters involving virtually every type of property and casualty insurance policy available in the market today. The firm’s It Pays to Be Covered blog discusses industry developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposure.

“The addition of Austin marks another step in our firm’s strategic growth in the Atlanta market. Given the city’s thriving economy, we are committed to developing our presence in this dynamic region and expanding on the depth of services we can offer our clients,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “We are very pleased with how our Atlanta office has flourished, growing to more than 30 attorneys since it was established last May with 20 lawyers from esteemed law firms across the city.”

Bradley’s Atlanta office is ranked as a “Leading Firm” in Georgia in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, and half of the firm’s Atlanta attorneys are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2024.

About Bradley

For more than 150 years, Bradley has combined skilled legal counsel with exceptional client service and unwavering integrity to assist a diverse range of corporate and individual clients in achieving their business goals. With 13 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, the firm’s more than 650 lawyers represent regional, national and international clients in various industries, including banking and financial services, construction, energy, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, and technology, among many others.