Engaged in civil trial practice since 1972 specializing in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.
Founded Cal Advocates, a student funded, non profit, public interest law firm at UC Berkeley. Has now become Cal Pirg.
Worked with White House staff during Clinton Administration on issues related to insurance reform
Special Master, Department of Insurance: Appointed by San Francisco Superior Court Judge John Dearman to oversee reforms in California Department of Insurance.
Subject of a 60 Minutes report by Ed Bradley concerning insurance abuses and unfair claims and underwriting practices.
Appointed by United States Senator Barbara Boxer to the Federal Judicial Selection Advisory Committee. This committee reviews and recommends applicants for federal district court judgeships for her selection and recommendation to the President.
Lead counsel in Hangarter, McGreggor and dozens of precedent setting and Record verdicts and settlements in Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance bad faith cases throughout the Country.
Has written, been featured, and lectured extensively on the topic of Bad Faith Insurance Practices, including:
When Disaster Strikes Will Your Insurer Be There For You, San Francisco Chronicle, Op Ed, September 2005.
Author, Insult to Injury: Insurance, Fraud and the Big Business of Bad Faith. Endorsed by Sen. Edward Kennedy, Hon. Lynn Woolsey, and Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi.
The Private Practice of Public Interest Law, Panel Discussion, Harvard Law School, April 03.
So You Thought You Had Disability Insurance
Northern California Psychiatric Association June 2004
California Tort Reporter, June-July 2004
McGregor v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Co., 369 F.3d 1099 (9th Cir. 2004)
Mealeys Litigation Report, Insurance Bad Faith July 20, 2004
9th Circuit Panel Upholds $7.6 Million Verdict in Favor of Insured, Finds No Error
(Joan Hangarter v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., The Paul Revere Life Insurance Co., and UNUMProvident Corp., 02-17423, 9th Cir. 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 12841).
The Preparation and Trial of an Individual Disability Bad Faith Case: State Bar of California, 76th Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA September 2003
Litigating Disability Insurance Claims. American Conference Institute Boston, MA March, 2003
The Ins & Outs of Litigating Bad Faith Disability Cases At Trial. San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. January, 2003.
Litigating Individual Disability Insurance Claims: Obtaining Punitive Damage Verdicts in Bad Faith Claims. The Bar Association of San Francisco, November, 2002.
Punitive Damages in Disability Coverage. Association of Trial Lawyers of America Conference. San Diego April, 2002.
Analyzing Own Occupation Disability Coverage.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America Conference. Miami Beach, FL February, 2002.
Bad Faith: Depositions and Cross Examinations of Claims Personnel; Expanding Your Practice in the New Millennium. Association of Trial Lawyers of America. San Francisco, CA July, 1999.
Strategies for Success in Litigating Disability Claims. American Conference Institute
Evaluating and Arguing Damages. California Trial Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. San Francisco, CA 1983.
Proving Income Loss for the Insured Professional or Self-Employed Person. California Trial Lawyers Association. CTLA. March, 1983.
Recognition and Recovery for Bad Faith Torts. TRIAL Magazine. Association of Trial Lawyers of America. December, 1982. Summation. California Trial Lawyers Association. Statewide Seminar, Anaheim, CA 1982.
Pleading and Proving General Damages. State Bar of California. C.E.B. San Francisco, San Mateo, Yosemite, CA 1982.
Examination and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses.
State Bar of California. C.E.B., San Francisco, CA 1981.
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