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Jordan Coyne LLP is a registered limited liability partnership structured in the traditional manner with eight partners and three associates.

The firm is rated by Martindale Hubbell. Its partners belong to all the local insurance defense attorney organizations, the Defense Research Institute, the Torts and Insurance Practice Section and the Professional Liability Section of the American Bar Association.

As you will see from the biographical summaries, the firm has also served the local bar organizations as well as the community at large in varied ways.

Jordan Coyne LLP for 40 years has provided civil litigation defense to a diverse range of clients, combining skilled litigation defense services with cost effective representation well before the advent of cost controls.

The firm currently has offices in Fairfax, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland. It should be noted that the majority of the firm's lawyers are licensed to practice in more than one State. This affords a substantial degree of flexibility in case assignments and support.

The Fairfax, Virginia office is the principal office, providing the computerized billing support for the firm. The firm has a computerized time-keeping system that provides detailed, computer generated bills to our clients.

All bills are subjected to a double review before they are sent to the client. The first review takes place in the accounting department and it seeks to identify obvious human errors in recording time (e.g. wrong computer number identified on time entry, charges that are miscoded to a case, etc.). The draft bill is then forwarded to the partner in charge of billing for the client. He or she reviews the bill and, beyond detecting errors, exercises judgment in writing off time that fails to meet the client's guidelines or is excessive in the context of the task assigned. This judgmental process has historically resulted in writing off some three to five percent of recorded time prior to sending the bill to the client.

Representative clients include ACE USA; AIG; Ahold USA; Broadspire; Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.; Freedom Specialty Insurance; Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.; General Star Insurance Co.; Homesite Insurance Co.; Hudson Insurance Co.; K&K Insurance; Lloyds of London; MAC Risk Management Services, Inc.; Macy’s; Nationwide Mutual Insurance; Scottsdale Insurance Co.; SwissRE; The Harleysville Insurance Cos.; The Travelers Insurance Cos.; Wegmans Foodmarkets, Inc.; Western Heritage Insurance Co.; Zurich North America.

The founding partners of the firm were predominantly former U.S. Marines, including Maj. Gen. John T. Coyne, USMCR (Ret.), presently retired from the firm, and James F. Jordan, a former Marine Corps aviator, presently Of Counsel to the firm. To this day, much of the firm's tone, culture and values is derived from the Marine Corps experience of its founders.