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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
Teri Roper
Legal Assistant
Practice Areas:
Insurance Fraud/Special Investigations
Professional Liability
bio image Brett Chessin

Brett practices in LGWM's Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability Practice Groups. Brett represents insurance clients on a wide variety of complex coverage issues, including matters arising from directors and officers claims, professional liability claims, errors and omissions claims, cyber liability claims, and commercial general liability claims. Brett has represented insurers in insurance-related litigation, arbitrations, and mediations in numerous jurisdictions throughout the U.S. Brett frequently participates in seminars presented to the insurance industry addressing various coverage and claim-handling issues.

Brett also assists insurance carriers’ Special Investigative Units in investigating suspicious fire and theft claims and other claims involving suspicion of fraud.

Brett represents professional clients in the insurance industry, including errors and omissions actions against insurance agents and brokers.


Brett Chessin, Individual Liability for Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy: An Emerging Trend, 48 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1345 (2013)


  • "Arising Out Of': Broad and Narrow Interpretations in Liability Policies," LGWM Client Presentation 
  • “Handling Duty to Defend Cases,” LGWM Client Presentation (October 2023)
  • "Other Insurance’ Considerations for Professional Liability and Cyber Claims,” LGWM Client Presentation (December2022)
  • "Independent Counsel: Issues Every Claim Handler Should Know,” LGWM Client Presentation (December 2021)
  • "Critical Issues and Emerging Trends in Errors & Omissions Liability Insurance,” LGWM Client Presentation (May2018)
  • "Common Coverage Issues That Can Arise Under Digital-Technology and MPL Policies,” LGWM Client Presentation (May2015)

Professional Profile
  • Member, Alabama Bar Association.
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association.
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2014); Order of the Coif; Wake Forest Law Review

The Ohio State University, B.A., Political Science and International Studies, summa cum laude (2010)