What does it mean when you are told by your Spengler Nathanson attorney that he/she is an insurance defense attorney? Simply put, many Spengler Nathanson litigators have been personally selected by insurance companies to serve as panel defense counsel. When you notify your insurance agent of a potential claim, your agent contacts the carrier and the carrier retains panel counsel, that is, the attorneys who are under agreement with the carrier to defend the companies and individuals insured by that carrier. Spengler Nathanson attorneys have defended insureds for over 40 years as panel counsel for such insurance companies as St Paul Insurance, Travelers Insurance, CNA Insurance and HAS. Counsel, the insured and the claims handler work together to bring the claim to a desirable outcome.