McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP

McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP

Insurance Law

Firm Overview

McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP is dedicated to providing effective and efficient legal representation in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and advice, as well as general business matters. MW&W specializes in representing insurance companies in complex coverage disputes arising out of all types of toxic tort claims, environmental claims, construction claims and intellectual property claims, among others.

With offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, MW&W offers unparalleled experience in a small firm platform, providing quality legal service with personal attention to every detail.
Main Office
Main Office
550 West "C" Street, Suite 2050
San Diego  CA  92101
Phone
  • 619-237-3095
Fax
  • 619-237-3789
Websites
Business
McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP will represent your Business legal matters.
Areas of Law

-Insurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith Defense
-Construction Law
-Construction Defects
-General Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Defense Of Americans With Disabilities Act Claims
-Product Liability Claims.

John L. Riedl

Partner
(1948-2006)

Andrew R. McCloskey

Attorney in San Diego, CA
Andrew R. McCloskey is a founding partner of McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP. Prior to forming his own firm with his longtime colleagues John L. Riedl and Kathy P. Waring, Mr. McCloskey practiced for many years as an associate with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP and as a partner at Duane Morris LLP. Throughout his career, Mr. McCloskey has handled numerous complex insurance coverage issues and claims, including litigated and non-litigated matters involving environmental, asbestos nonproducts, construction delay, construction defect, personal injury, advertising injury, bad faith defense and other complex issues.

Mr. McCloskey has represented numerous insurance company clients both as regional and national counsel on a variety of complex matters. He has represented clients in matters throughout the country, including litigated matters in California, Nevada, Florida and Texas. He has significant experience defending insurance bad faith claims, including numerous appearances before the California Court of Appeals. Mr. McCloskey is a frequent speaker on coverage-related topics, including presentations sponsored by the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Nevada.

Mr. McCloskey received his B.S. (1992) from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. (1995, cum laude) from the University of San Diego. Mr. McCloskey is a member of the California and Nevada bars. He is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts throughout the country. He has received the highest rating (AV) from his peers

Areas of Law

-Insurance Coverage
-Litigation
-Insurance Bad Faith Defense

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
Admitted in 1995, California
2000, Nevada

Law School Attended
University of San Diego,
Class of 1995
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended
University of Connecticut
Class of 1992
B.A.

Associations & Memberships
San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada
Education
  • University of San Diego
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1995

Sonia S. Waisman

Attorney in San Diego, CA
Co-Author: "Animal Law: Cases and Materials," (4th ed.), Carolina Academic Press 2010 (and prior editions). She also co-authored "Animal Law In A Nutshell" (West 2011) and has written several articles on the subject. Adjunct Professor, Animal Law at Loyola Law School. Frequent Speaker, Conferences and Symposia re: Animal Law. View less
310.524.0400

Areas of Law

-Insurance Coverage Litigation
-Animal Law

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
Admitted in 1991, California

Law School Attended
California Western School of Law
Class of 1991
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended
Albany College of Pharmacy
Class of 1982
B.S.
Medical Technology
Education
  • California Western School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1991

Kathy P. Waring

Attorney in San Diego, CA
San Diego Law Review. Judicial Clerk, Honorable Gordon Thompson, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 1981-1983.


Areas of Law

-Insurance Coverage
-Litigation
-Insurance Bad Faith Defense

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
Admitted in 1981, California

Law School Attended
University of San Diego
Class of 1981
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended
University of Southern California
Class of 1971
B.A.
cum laude
Education
  • University of San Diego
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1981

Michael Drury

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Michael Drury is a partner of McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including commercial and business litigation, disabled access litigation, employment law and insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Drury practiced for many years at the National law firms of Greenberg Traurig and Arter & Hadden. Mike represents clients in a broad range of commercial and real estate lawsuits, including breach of contract and collection claims, shipping disputes, lease negotiations and partnership disputes.

Mr. Drury's practice also focuses on advising and counseling insurance companies with respect to insurance coverage and representing insurance companies in coverage litigation involving construction claims, breach of contract claims, workers compensation coverage and bad faith claims. Mr. Drury has successfully litigated numerous inter-carrier disputes involving primary/excess coverage, additional insured coverage and contribution, indemnity and subrogation claims.

Mr. Drury also represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has represented various public entities against claims of disability discrimination by public employees and union members. Mr. Drury also advises clients regarding workplace policies and procedures, including accommodating disabilities and modifying job duties as requested. Mike has significant experience representing management in a wide array of employment litigation, including arbitration and mediation with respect to claims arising from wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and age, race and disability discrimination.

He has also defended fitness centers, grocery stores, developers, retail establishments and public entities against disabled access claims under both Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the Unruh Act and California Disabled Persons Act. Mike was lead trial counsel in two separate cases tried to verdict in California. The first case was a Title II ADA claim filed against a large Southern California City pertaining to accessibility issues with sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the City. The case was tried in the Central District Court of California. The second trial took place in San Diego Superior Court and focused on claims for breach of contract, fraud, quantum merit and unjust enrichment arising from a public works contract issued by the City of San Diego

Areas of Law

-Commercial Litigation
-Business Litigation
-Product Liability
-ADA Litigation
-Insurance Coverage and Coverage Litigation
-Employment Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Partner

Admission Details
Admitted in 1995, California

Law School Attended
University of San Diego
Class of 1995
J.D.

University of San Diego
Class of 2005
LL.M.

University Attended
University of Notre Dame
Class of 1991
B.A.

Associations & Memberships
San Diego County Bar Association; State Bar of California.
Education
  • University of San Diego
    Juris Doctorate , 1995
  • University of San Diego
    LL.M. , 2005

Christina Ding

Attorney in San Diego, CA
Christina Ding is an associate at McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP. Her practice focuses on advising and assisting insurance companies with respect to coverage issues involving all aspects of general claims handling and resolution, including the investigation and analysis of claims, defense and indemnity obligations, and extra-contractual exposures for complex environmental, construction, advertising injury, and other matters. Ms. Ding also represents insurance companies in litigated matters involving all aspects of coverage, including bad faith. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ding defended insurance carriers and employers in matters related to personal injury, employment, and workers' compensation benefits.

Areas of Law

-Insurance Coverage
-Civil Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2011, Virginia
2012, California

Law School Attended
The University of Virginia
Class of 2011
J.D.

University Attended
The University of Texas at Austin
Class of 2008
B.A.
B.B.A.

Languages
Spanish and Mandarin
Education
  • The University of Virginia
    Juris Doctorate , 2011

Amir J. Guri

Attorney in San Diego, CA
Amir J. Guri is an associate at McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP. His practice focuses on advising and assisting insurance companies with respect to coverage issues involving all aspects of general claims handling and resolution, including the investigation and analysis of claims, defense and indemnity obligations, and extra-contractual exposures for complex environmental, construction, advertising injury, and other matters. Dr. Guri also represents insurance companies in litigated matters involving all aspects of coverage, including bad faith.

Areas of Law

I-nsurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Insurance Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2013, California

Law School Attended
San Diego, University of
Class of 2013
J.D.

University Attended
Rutgers University
Class of 2003
B.S.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Class of 2007
Ph.D

Associations & Memberships
San Diego County Bar Association

Hobbies & Interests
Public speaking, science & technology
Education
  • San Diego, University of
    Juris Doctorate , 2013

Holland Denton McCloskey

Attorney in San Diego, CA

Holland D. McCloskey is of counsel at McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP. Ms. McCloskey received her B.A. (1992, cum laude ) from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from the University of San Diego where she was a member of the National Mock Trial Team and recipient of the Order of the Barristers as well as the Michael T. Thorsnes award for excellence in Trial Advocacy. Ms. McCloskey was a finalist in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Western Regional Mock Trial Competition. Ms. McCloskey initially honed her trial skills at Federal Defenders of San Diego before moving to civil practice as an associate at Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith and Rudick, Platt, Glatt & Getz.

Ms. McCloskey has extensive litigation experience, including contested hearing and trial experience in both San Diego Superior Court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Her practice areas include a broad range of general business litigation and counseling including the employment and insurance coverage fields. Ms. McCloskey is a member of the California Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in California

Areas of Law

-Business Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Insurance Coverage
-Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Of Counsel

Admission Details
Admitted in 1995, California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Law School Attended
University of San Diego
Class of 1995
J.D.

University Attended
University of Southern California
Class of 1992
B.A.

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California.
Education
  • University of San Diego
    Juris Doctorate , 1995
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