Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason announced the expansion of its insurance practice and international capabilities with the addition of 11 attorneys from The Chartwell Law Offices, the opening of offices in New York, Philadelphia and Miami, and the expansion of Zelle Hofmann’s existing Boston office.

The attorneys, formerly of Chartwell’s insurance practice, will join Zelle Hofmann effective April 30, 2015. With the addition of these attorneys and office locations, Zelle Hofmann will strengthen one of its core practices, as well as its ability to serve clients on a nationwide basis.

"The addition of these highly talented lawyers on the east coast will help us achieve our long-standing goal of providing excellent service to our domestic and international clients throughout the U.S.," said Kerry Brown, a member of Zelle Hofmann’s Executive Committee.

"This is a major step that demonstrates our commitment to serving our insurance clients and strengthening our national and international presence. Our clients will benefit from a team that is perfectly aligned with our top-tier insurance practice."

"We are delighted to join the outstanding Zelle Hofmann team and look forward to supporting and expanding our ability to better serve clients with the deep resources of the firm," said Christopher Troy, the former chair of Chartwell’s insurance services practice group, who will lead Zelle Hofmann’s Philadelphia and New York offices.

The expanded footprint provides resources to clients in critical markets, including New York, London and Europe, where the firm has a significant client base. Zelle Hofmann’s Miami office will strengthen the firm’s Rest of World practice in coverage disputes and subrogation/recovery matters in Latin America.