Ms Lorelie S. Masters > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Insurance Coverage, Litigation, SAFETY Act, Cross-Border Insurance Coverage, Transactional Insurance, International Arbitration and Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation




Lorelie Masters has won significant decisions, trials, and arbitrations enforcing insurance for clients, across the gamut of coverages, representing clients from the Fortune 500 to small businesses and individual directors and officers.  A sought-after writer, speaker, and leader nationally and internationally, Ms. Masters served as an Adviser on the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance.  Named a “top 10” lawyer in DC, she has served on the American Bar Association Board of Governors, DC Bar Board of Governors, and as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  She is author of two well-known treatises, Insurance Coverage Litigation and Liability Insurance in International Arbitration:  The Bermuda Form. The Bermuda Form treatise won the British Insurance Law Association’s 2012 Book Prize and has been called the “standard work on the topic” by the English Court of Appeal.  Among other accomplishments, she helped found the American College of Coverage Counsel and was its second President; and served as national Policyholder Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee.  She has an active pro bono practice and is a founding board member and now Chair of the Board of the Human Trafficking Legal Center.


Admitted to the District of Columbia and New York State Bars


  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Legislation, Thomas J. and Alberta White Scholar, 1981
  • AB, Georgetown University, cum laude, 1977

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: advice to policyholders

(Hall of Fame)

Lorelie S. Masters  – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

With lawyers who are ‘put in a big fight’ for their clients, the practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has recently been very active on Covid-19 coverage issues. The practice is also notable for its support of energy industry clients and its work on cyber insurance and ransomware issues in close cooperation with the firm’s cyber security practice. Practice head Walter J. Andrews in Miami offers program audits and policy manuscripting as well as representing clients in litigation and arbitration. Lorelie S. Masters  in Washington DC is a recognized expert in insurance work who has recovered insurance coverage for products, environmental property damage, cyber and other liabilities. Miami-based Andrea DeField, who joined the partner ranks in April 2021, is an active up-and-comer.