I evaluate commercial insurance coverage claims against insurers.
When insurers refuse or fail to pay, Marty Pentz brings to bear a variety of tools, including litigation, to compel them to fulfill their promises. Marty is highly experienced in representing policyholders in insurance recovery litigation. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Massachusetts SuperLawyers for his effectiveness in these matters, as well as for his skills in commercial litigation in all courts.
Marty represents insured businesses nationwide in lawsuits and ADR proceedings seeking recovery under various lines of property and casualty insurance, including general and umbrella liability insurance, directors and officers liability insurance, business property and business interruption insurance, professional liability (E&O) insurance and crime insurance. Marty has tried and won major insurance coverage suits and successfully handled appeals in key precedent-setting cases. He has also negotiated seven- and eight-figure insurance recoveries on behalf of a number of industrial clients.
Before joining Foley Hoag, Martin was a litigation partner and Chair of the Insurance Coverage Practice Group at another major Boston law firm. Following law school graduation he clerked for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court (1982-83), and served as Staff Attorney for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1983-84).