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In instances of severe injury or loss, insurance companies can become exceedingly greedy. They try anything to delay, deny, or minimize what they’re obligated to pay victims, preventing people from healing and moving forward. Sometimes, they resort to unconscionable or even illegal activities, termed Bad Faith. Bad Faith is a highly complex area of the law, and many attorneys don’t understand its intricacies or recognize when it occurs.

Presley & Presley is a nationally recognized expert in Insurance Bad Faith. Working with other law firms and our clients, we hold carriers accountable, requiring them to pay the full extent of our clients’ claims. This often results in life-changing outcomes for the people we represent.

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“We’ve peered behind the curtain of virtually every major insurance company in this nation. We know how the other side operates; we’ve been behind enemy lines time and time again, and that insight is what allows us to maximize a recovery on behalf of our clients.”

Kirk Presley

— Kirk Presley Founder/Author of The Bad Faith Update

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Insurance Bad Faith When Insurance Denies, Delays, Defends; You Need The Experts in Bad Faith.

All insurance companies try to minimize or not pay claims; it’s their profit model. That doesn’t necessarily constitute Bad Faith. But, when the denials, delays and defense become so outrageous that it’s now dishonest, fraudulent or illegal, you’re no longer dealing with just a normal injury case, you likely have a Bad Faith case too.  

Bad Faith usually occurs in higher-stakes, higher-dollar cases. When the client’s case legitimately deserves millions, that’s when insurance carriers throw the kitchen sink to stonewall and low-ball victims and their attorneys. When this happens, don’t say another word to the adjuster. Contact Presley & Presley for advice.

Common Questions:

  • What Does Insurance Bad Faith Look Like?
  • What Insurance Policies Are Eligible for a Bad Faith Case?
  • What are some examples of Insurance Bad Faith?
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Referring Attorneys Why Other Law Firms Partner With Presley & Presley

To ensure a successful recovery that matches what the client is contractually owed by the insurance carrier, plus maximum exemplary damages when warranted, to make the client whole. That’s the simple answer to why other law firms bring in Presley & Presley on certain cases. Usually, these involve Insurance Bad Faith, Catastrophic Injury, or Wrongful Death. We regard referring lawyers as our equal partners. We are one combined team working to achieve a just, fair, and full recovery for our mutual client.

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Attorney Education: The Bad Faith Update

Monthly Publication by Presley & Presley

December Bad Faith Update: No Request for Defense, No Coverage Problem

With very limited exceptions, liability policies provide insureds with two primary benefits: a defense paid for by the insurance carrier and indemnity for covered claims. These benefits to the insured are purchased with premium dollars and remain available if the insured complies...

Vol. December Issue

Unique Supplemental Payments Provision Leads to Supplemental Payday

Supplemental Payments provisions are present in almost every liability policy. These provisions generally detail the insurer's responsibility for interest and costs awarded in suits that it has undertaken to defend. Litigation surrounding these provisions usually involves t...

Vol. January Issue

Covenant Not To Execute Does NOT Preclude Damages

Following a coverage denial, many jurisdictions permit insureds and claimants to enter into covenants not to execute and to enforce a resulting judgment against the insurer if coverage is shown to exist. Insurers often argue that the insured has suffered no damages as the insured...

Vol. February Issue

Obligations Extend Beyond Accepting Settlement Proposal

The vast majority of extra-contractual/bad faith cases involve a carrier's failure to secure a release of an insured by accepting a reasonable settlement opportunity within the policy limits. The absence of a reasonable settlement opportunity may complicate proof requiremen...

Vol. March Issue

No “Claim”, No Coverage

Claims Made and Reported policies are their own animal. Proper reporting of claims is vital to ensure coverage for any loss. Knowing what constitutes a "claim" that must be reported and when and how to report the claim can be challenging. Apparently these challenges exist even fo...

Vol. Issue

No Direct Interest, No Intervention

Over the past five plus years, the Missouri legislature has continued to grant insurer's new rights and protections. This includes requirements for time-limited demands, interpleader protections and the ability to intervene into certain actions brought against insureds even...

Vol. May Issue

“I had the pleasure of working with Mathew McCoy from Presley & Presley for two of my cases. Both of them were resolved in my favor, thanks to this wonderful law firm. Their communication was above and beyond what I could've imagined….”

Carlos Referring Attorney

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Founding Attorney Kirk Presley

Kirk Presley, co-founder of Presley & Presley, LLC, is an attorney renowned for his expertise in catastrophic injury and insurance bad faith litigation. His legal acumen and dedication to justice have earned him a reputation as a top litigator in these fields.

  • Juris Doctorate, UMKC School of Law
  • Super Lawyers honoree
  • Appellate Judicial Commission
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Past President, Local Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Read More About Kirk Presley Read The Bad Faith Update

Founding Attorney Jill Presley

Attorney Jill Presley, partner at Presley & Presley, LLC, is a devoted advocate for personal injury and wrongful death victims. Her legal career is distinguished by her work in catastrophic injury and insurance bad faith cases.

  • Juris Doctorate, UMKC School of Law
  • Extensive trial experience
  • Expert in jury selection
  • Advocate for women in the legal industry

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Presley & Presley Attorney Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy is a seasoned attorney at Presley & Presley, LLC, known for his comprehensive approach to personal injury and wrongful death cases. With a background in engineering and experience as a former prosecutor, Matt brings a unique perspective to his legal practice.

  • Summa cum laude from UCM
  • Top 5 graduate at UMKC Law
  • Cali Awards recipient
  • Experienced in complex litigation

Read More About Matt McCoy

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Settlements & Verdicts

“We try to make our clients as whole as we can when something bad has happened, that really drives me.”

Jill Presley

— Jill Presley Founding Attorney

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Customer testimonials

“I went to Presley & Presley confused and completely in the dark about my options. I had my personal and private moments invaded by another individual. I was emotionally and psychologically violated, but I had no idea how to proceed or continue with charges. Kirk Presley met with me, and very clearly laid out all of...

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“When I came to Presley & Presley I was confused, upset and depressed. I had worked all of my life and through no fault of my own all that, everything that I had achieved in the business world was now gone. I was disabled, couldn't even tie my own shoes. Kirk Presley met with me, talked WITH me not AT me. He treated...

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“Presley and Presley helped my family thru difficult times while dealing with a wrongful death law suit. They are very professional but more than that they have a passion for justice and an immense compassion for the families they represent. They kept us informed along the way as to what to expect and what was happening...

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“I had the pleasure of working with Mathew McCoy from Presley & Presley for two of my cases. Both of them were resolved in my favor thanks to this wonderful law firm. Their communication was above and beyond what I could've imagined. Very kind, yet very professional, their knowledge and experience made me feel very ...

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From Jill & Kirk: At the Heart of Our Mission

“The people who don't have the resources or the career or the education are entitled to just as much justice in this land as the most educated and the most wealthy. It's our job here to ensure that level-playing field stays in place for everyone.”

Kirk and Jill Presley
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Firm News

Kirk and Jill Presley Chosen to Missouri Lawyers Media Power List for Personal Injury Law

Kansas City, Mo. - June 12, 2024 – Kirk Presley and Jill Presley, founding attorneys of Presley & Presley, have both been selected to this year's Personal Injury Power List selected by Missouri Lawyers Media. The personal injury attorneys selected to the Pow...

Kirk Presley of Presley & Presley among winners of Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s ICON Honors

Kirk Presley, a founding member of the Presley & Presley law firm, is one of this year's recipients of the ICON Honors awarded by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. The ICON Honors, awarded annually, recognize distinguished men and women aged 60 or older who have demons...

Presley & Presley, LLC Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Our Law Firm Is Regionally Ranked in Four Practice AreasEvery year, U.S. News issues its Best Law Firms list of regional rankings. In 2023, Presley & Presley, LLC received regional rankings in four practice areas. Our inclusion on the Best Law Firms list...

Kirk Presley honored as a 2020 Top Rated Super Lawyer

Kirk Presley, co-founder of Presley & Presley law firm, was selected as Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in the 2020 Super Lawyers edition.Super Lawyers chooses attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process, relying on independent research, peer nominations...

Presley & Presley, LLC Again Tops U.S. News Survey as Top Law Firm

Kansas City, Mo.—November 5, 2020—Presley & Presley has again earned selection as one of the nation's best law firms in the annual survey published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.The firm is ranked as a metropolitan Tier 1 p...

Matt McCoy selected for the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers©

Presley & Presley, LLC is pleased to announce Matt McCoy's inclusion in the inaugural “Ones to Watch” from The Best Lawyers in America©. The “Ones to Watch” category recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers and have shown...

Kirk Presley Honored as a Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year

Members of the invitation-only Best Lawyers in America® have selected Kirk Presley as a 2021 Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs Litigation and also named him among the best in the nation in the following categories: Aviation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plai...

Kirk Presley’s work with the 16th Circuit Judicial Commission highlighted in the KC Reporter

Kansas City, Mo. —August 4, 2020— Kirk Presley, co-founder of Presley & Presley law firm, was recently featured by KC Reporter in the article, “Spotlight on 16th Circuit Judicial Commissioner Kirk Presley, ESQ.”Kirk was elected to the 1...

Insurance Justice Center Created as a Resource for Consumers Fighting Insurance Companies After Auto Accidents

Kansas City, Mo. —July 7, 2020— The Insurance Justice Center website was recently launched, created by the law firm Presley & Presley, LLC as a resource for consumers nationwide who have been involved in an accident and are being taken advantage of by in...

Kirk Presley Chosen as a Missouri Lawyers Media POWER30 Personal Injury Attorney

Kansas City, Mo. - July 1, 2020 – Kirk Presley, founding member of the Presley & Presley law firm, has been recognized by Missouri Lawyers Media as a POWER30 personal injury lawyer. This is the inaugural year for this distinguished POWER series, with th...

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