Denise Bessellieu

Associate

Charlotte

(704) 348-3455

(704) 334-3351

Recent Publication:

JPML Will Not Allow Centralization of MDL Covid-19 Lawsuits [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

On April 20, 2020, two policyholders involved in Covid-19 class action suits filed the first motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) asking for the transfer and coordination or consolidation of two class actions suits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

Denise is an experienced litigator in the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department. She is also a certified mediator in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Denise earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina, which she attended on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. 

Publications

JPML Will Not Allow Centralization of MDL Covid-19 Lawsuits [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

August 13, 2020

On April 20, 2020, two policyholders involved in Covid-19 class action suits filed the first motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) asking for the transfer and coordination or consolidation of two class actions suits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

Insurer May Not Intervene In Insured’s Construction Defect Trial To Seek Allocation of Damages [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

August 12, 2020

In Builders Mut. Ins. Co. v. Island Pointe, LLC, No. 27970, 2020 S.C. LEXIS 68 (May 13, 2020), the South Carolina Supreme Court clarified that insurers are not required and, absent unusual circumstances, should not be granted the right to intervene in construction defect cases to obtain an...

Insurer May Not Intervene Into Insured’s Construction Defect Trial To Seek Allocation of Damages [Alert]

June 03, 2020

Tracy Eggleston and Denise Bessellieu discuss the state Supreme Court's decision in Builders Mut. Ins. Co. v. Island Pointe, LLC, and what insurers need to know.

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Northern Colorado, M.S., 1995
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 1991
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- South Carolina