Cumis Counsel Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Cumis Counsel.

Cumis Counsel (noun)

A Cumis Counsel is an attorney or lawyer selected by an insured defendant to represent them when there's a conflict of interest with the lawyer provided by their insurance company. This situation often arises when the insurance company isn't fully covering the defendant's claim. The Cumis Counsel's job is to protect the defendant's interests against both the plaintiff and the defendant's insurance company.