Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we at Hess Bower Adams-Hess, PC are proud to have been consistently honored by our peers with the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal skill and ethics. We practice law throughout the state of California, and we coordinate cases nationwide through associated counsel. The Firm was formed in 1977 in San Jose, California, and, for the past 37 years, we have continued to represent our clients with integrity and professionalism. Our seasoned attorneys are experienced in numerous phases of the practice of law, including business and transactional work, federal and state trial court litigation, administrative hearings, arbitration, mediation and appellate practice. Our Services Our real estate attorneys provide litigation representation and advice and counsel in the areas of business and commercial law, real estate law, administrative hearings, and creditor bankruptcy proceedings. We also represent clients in matters of real estate development, sales, exchanges, leases, financing, mortgage lending and regulation of real property and personal property foreclosures. Our insurance coverage and bad faith attorneys advise policyholders concerning complex insurance coverage issues, and we work to maximize recovery of insurance policy benefits, including obtaining critical defenses to costly litigation. We strive to resolve claims short of insurance litigation but are prepared to take on any insurance company persisting in the wrongful denial of coverage under management liability, errors and omissions, employment practices liability, general liability and other policies, including policies covering first party loss. We tap our extensive litigation experience in the state and federal courts and our relationships with specialized insurance mediators to achieve superb results for our clients. Commitment to Advancement in the LawAs amicus curiae, we have filed scores of briefs on issues substantially affecting insurance coverage, real estate, lending and foreclosure issues before state and federal appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

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Law Firm in Campbell, CA

Hess  Bower  Adams-Hess, PC

Hess Bower Adams-Hess, PC

Law Firm in Campbell, CA

Firm Overview

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we at Hess Bower Adams-Hess, PC are proud to have been consistently honored by our peers with the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal skill and ethics.

We practice law throughout the state of California, and we coordinate cases nationwide through associated counsel. The Firm was formed in 1977 in San Jose, California, and, for the past 37 years, we have continued to represent our clients with integrity and professionalism. Our seasoned attorneys are experienced in numerous phases of the practice of law, including business and transactional work, federal and state trial court litigation, administrative hearings, arbitration, mediation and appellate practice.

Our Services

Our real estate attorneys provide litigation representation and advice and counsel in the areas of business and commercial law, real estate law, administrative hearings, and creditor bankruptcy proceedings. We also represent clients in matters of real estate development, sales, exchanges, leases, financing, mortgage lending and regulation of real property and personal property foreclosures.

Our insurance coverage and bad faith attorneys advise policyholders concerning complex insurance coverage issues, and we work to maximize recovery of insurance policy benefits, including obtaining critical defenses to costly litigation. We strive to resolve claims short of insurance litigation but are prepared to take on any insurance company persisting in the wrongful denial of coverage under management liability, errors and omissions, employment practices liability, general liability and other policies, including policies covering first party loss. We tap our extensive litigation experience in the state and federal courts and our relationships with specialized insurance mediators to achieve superb results for our clients.

Commitment to Advancement in the LawAs amicus curiae, we have filed scores of briefs on issues substantially affecting insurance coverage, real estate, lending and foreclosure issues before state and federal appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Main Office

Main Office
2105 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008

Phone

(408) 341-0234

Business

Adleson, Hess & Kelly A Professional Corporation will represent your Business legal matters.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate Mortgage Lending
-Regulations
-Foreclosures
-Creditor Bankruptcy Representation
-Insurance Coverage For Policyholders
-Business Law
-Commercial Law
-Insurance
-Insurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Sexual Harassment
-Wrongful Termination
-Commercial Litigation
-Construction Litigation
-Unfair Competition
-Personal Injury
-Wrongful Death
-Accidents
-Automobile Accidents and Injuries
-Automobile Negligence
-Motor Vehicle Accidents
-Injuries
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
-Premises Liability
-Products Liability
-Tort Liability
-Bankruptcy
-Creditor Bankruptcy
-Secured Creditors Rights
-Real Property
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Contracts
-Real Property Acquisitions
-Real Estate Sales
-Real Estate Workouts
-Landlord and Tenant Law
-Leases and Leasing
-Real Estate Finance
-Real Estate Foreclosure
-Professional Liability
-Mediation
-Arbitration
-Civil Litigation
-Homeowners Association Law
-Complex Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Business Litigation.
-Contracts
-Torts
-Business Transactions
-Real Estate Acquisitions
-Real Estate Exchanges
-Loan Workouts
-Business Litigation
-Appellate Practice
-Secured Lending
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Litigation
-Residential Real Estate
-Commercial Real Estate
-Construction Claims.

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Virginia Turner Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
vhess@hbalawgroup.com

Virginia T. Hess offers a full spectrum of services for small- and medium-sized businesses. She assists businesses during the entire life cycle, from formation as sole proprietorships, corporations or LLCs, to sale or dissolution. This includes advocacy, counsel and advice in areas of management, employment, leasing, ownership and litigation, to name a few. In addition to for-profit business clients, Ms. Hess's passion extends to the non-profit arena. Her experience in non-profit agencies extends beyond legal advice into the practicalities of organizational day-to-day management and boardroom dynamics. She has been a board member of many non-profit agencies in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She has served as President and Chair of the Board of the AddisonPenzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. This "cross training" makes her uniquely qualified to represent non-profit entities. Ms. Hess received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1976, with Highest Honors. She received her J.D.-M.B.A. joint degree from the University of Santa Clara in 1980. Ms. Hess has earned an AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating, the highest available rating for legal ability and ethics, as recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. (AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies). She is a member of the State Bar of California, Santa Clara County Bar Association, West Valley Bar Association, California Women's Lawyers, and the Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. Ms. Hess has served as Chair of the Santa Clara County Business Law Section and Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. She is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Corporate Formation
-Business Transactions and Litigation
-Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
-Creditor Bankruptcy
-Business Formation
-Sole Proprietorships
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Business Dissolutions
-Business Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Commercial Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Birth Information
Born in 1954
Long Island, New York, September 30, 1954

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association (Chair, Business Law Section, 1998); State Bar of California; California Women Lawyers.

Representative Transactions
Attorney for leveraged buy out of Diana Fruit Preserving Company.

Representative Cases
Santa Clara Savings and Loan Association v. Pereira 164 CA 3rd 1089.

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Virginia Turner Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
vhess@hbalawgroup.com

Virginia T. Hess offers a full spectrum of services for small- and medium-sized businesses. She assists businesses during the entire life cycle, from formation as sole proprietorships, corporations or LLCs, to sale or dissolution. This includes advocacy, counsel and advice in areas of management, employment, leasing, ownership and litigation, to name a few. In addition to for-profit business clients, Ms. Hess's passion extends to the non-profit arena. Her experience in non-profit agencies extends beyond legal advice into the practicalities of organizational day-to-day management and boardroom dynamics. She has been a board member of many non-profit agencies in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She has served as President and Chair of the Board of the AddisonPenzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. This "cross training" makes her uniquely qualified to represent non-profit entities. Ms. Hess received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1976, with Highest Honors. She received her J.D.-M.B.A. joint degree from the University of Santa Clara in 1980. Ms. Hess has earned an AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating, the highest available rating for legal ability and ethics, as recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. (AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies). She is a member of the State Bar of California, Santa Clara County Bar Association, West Valley Bar Association, California Women's Lawyers, and the Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. Ms. Hess has served as Chair of the Santa Clara County Business Law Section and Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. She is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Corporate Formation
-Business Transactions and Litigation
-Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
-Creditor Bankruptcy
-Business Formation
-Sole Proprietorships
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Business Dissolutions
-Business Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Commercial Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Birth Information
Born in 1954
Long Island, New York, September 30, 1954

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association (Chair, Business Law Section, 1998); State Bar of California; California Women Lawyers.

Representative Transactions
Attorney for leveraged buy out of Diana Fruit Preserving Company.

Representative Cases
Santa Clara Savings and Loan Association v. Pereira 164 CA 3rd 1089.

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Randy M. Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
rhess@hbalawgroup.com

Contributing Author:
California Automobile Insurance Law Guide, CEB, 2005-2007. Speaker: "Insurance Premium Insurance and Indemnity Agreements," Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2004; "Insurance Issues for Lenders," California Mortgage Association, 2004; "Insurance Coverage for Real Estate and Business Attorneys," Santa Clara Bar Association, 2003; "Avoiding Traps in Insurance Coverage and Claims," American Corporate Council, San Francisco, 2002; "Insurance Primer for the High Tech Attorneys," Santa Clara County CLE, San Jose, 2000; "Insurance Issues for the Mortgage Lender," California Mortgage Association, Burlingame, 2000. Speaker/Author: "Fundamentals of Employment Law Practice: Insurance Coverage," CEB San Francisco and Sacramento, September 1999-2001; "Insurance Settlement Handbook-Establishing Bad Faith", James & Co., 1998-2000; "Insurance Coverage Issues for Lenders," California Trust Deed Brokers Association, 1998; "Malicious Prosecution Coverage Issues/Personal Injury Coverage Issues," Bad Faith Blockbusters, Annual Monterey Bad Faith Seminar, August 1996; "Run for Cover (Employer's Insurance Coverage for Claims Made by Employees);" "Beware of Attacks on the Liability Insurance Notice-Prejudice Rule," Continuing Legal Education. Co-Author: "Recent Developments in Insurance Law, Lorman Education Services, April 1994-1996; "Foreclosure and Insurance Issues," Mortgage Association of California, January 26, 1996; "The Workplace in Transition/Labor and Employment Law Supplement," Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, July 27, 1995; "Antitrust Laws and Insurers," California Trial Lawyers Association Forum, December 1993. Named: Silicon Valley Best Attorneys, San Jose Magazine, 2000-2008; Bay Area Top Attorneys, San Francisco Magazine and Northern California Super Lawyer in Insurance, 2004-2010. Chair, 1997 and Co-Chair 2003 and 2006 of Executive Committee, Insurance Law. Chair, Cardozo Society, 2006-2008.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
-Insurance Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Shareholder

Admission Details
Admitted in 1979, California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1979
J.D.

University Attended
Arizona State University
Class of 1976
B.S.
cum laude

Representative Cases
Dart Industries v. Commercial Union Ins. (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 1059; USA NeutraSource, Inc. v. CNA Ins. Co. 140 F.Supp.2d 1049 (N.D.Cal 2001); Vandenberg v. Superior Court (Centennial Ins. Co.) (1999) 21 Cal. 4th 815; Wong v. State Compensation Ins. Fund (1993) 12 Cal.App.4th 686; USA NeutraSource v. CAN Ins., 140 F. Supp.2d 1049 CN.D. Cal 2001; Apte v. Japra, Inc., 96 F.3d 1319 (9th Cir. 1996); Lesser v. State Farm Ins. Co., 1996 WL 339854 (C.D.Cal. 1996); I.E. Associates v. Safeco Title Ins. Co. (1985) 39 Cal.3d 281; Primiani v. Federal Insurance Co., 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 27403 (9th Cir. 2006 - unpublished)

Education

Santa Clara University
Juris Doctorate, 1979

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Randy M. Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
rhess@hbalawgroup.com

Contributing Author:
California Automobile Insurance Law Guide, CEB, 2005-2007. Speaker: "Insurance Premium Insurance and Indemnity Agreements," Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2004; "Insurance Issues for Lenders," California Mortgage Association, 2004; "Insurance Coverage for Real Estate and Business Attorneys," Santa Clara Bar Association, 2003; "Avoiding Traps in Insurance Coverage and Claims," American Corporate Council, San Francisco, 2002; "Insurance Primer for the High Tech Attorneys," Santa Clara County CLE, San Jose, 2000; "Insurance Issues for the Mortgage Lender," California Mortgage Association, Burlingame, 2000. Speaker/Author: "Fundamentals of Employment Law Practice: Insurance Coverage," CEB San Francisco and Sacramento, September 1999-2001; "Insurance Settlement Handbook-Establishing Bad Faith", James & Co., 1998-2000; "Insurance Coverage Issues for Lenders," California Trust Deed Brokers Association, 1998; "Malicious Prosecution Coverage Issues/Personal Injury Coverage Issues," Bad Faith Blockbusters, Annual Monterey Bad Faith Seminar, August 1996; "Run for Cover (Employer's Insurance Coverage for Claims Made by Employees);" "Beware of Attacks on the Liability Insurance Notice-Prejudice Rule," Continuing Legal Education. Co-Author: "Recent Developments in Insurance Law, Lorman Education Services, April 1994-1996; "Foreclosure and Insurance Issues," Mortgage Association of California, January 26, 1996; "The Workplace in Transition/Labor and Employment Law Supplement," Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, July 27, 1995; "Antitrust Laws and Insurers," California Trial Lawyers Association Forum, December 1993. Named: Silicon Valley Best Attorneys, San Jose Magazine, 2000-2008; Bay Area Top Attorneys, San Francisco Magazine and Northern California Super Lawyer in Insurance, 2004-2010. Chair, 1997 and Co-Chair 2003 and 2006 of Executive Committee, Insurance Law. Chair, Cardozo Society, 2006-2008.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
-Insurance Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Shareholder

Admission Details
Admitted in 1979, California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1979
J.D.

University Attended
Arizona State University
Class of 1976
B.S.
cum laude

Representative Cases
Dart Industries v. Commercial Union Ins. (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 1059; USA NeutraSource, Inc. v. CNA Ins. Co. 140 F.Supp.2d 1049 (N.D.Cal 2001); Vandenberg v. Superior Court (Centennial Ins. Co.) (1999) 21 Cal. 4th 815; Wong v. State Compensation Ins. Fund (1993) 12 Cal.App.4th 686; USA NeutraSource v. CAN Ins., 140 F. Supp.2d 1049 CN.D. Cal 2001; Apte v. Japra, Inc., 96 F.3d 1319 (9th Cir. 1996); Lesser v. State Farm Ins. Co., 1996 WL 339854 (C.D.Cal. 1996); I.E. Associates v. Safeco Title Ins. Co. (1985) 39 Cal.3d 281; Primiani v. Federal Insurance Co., 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 27403 (9th Cir. 2006 - unpublished)

Education

Santa Clara University Juris Doctorate, 1979


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Pamela A. Bower

Attorney in Campbell, CA
pbower@hbalawgroup.com

Listed in: Northern California Super Lawyer, Insurance Coverage, 2010, 2011; Avvo rating "Superb 10.0 out of 10.0". Arbitrator, Mediator and Pro Tem, San Mateo County Superior Court and Santa Clara County Superior Courts. Member, San Mateo County Superior Court ADR and Civil Advisory Bench-Bar Committees, 2000-.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Civil Litigation
-Insurance Bad Faith

Experience & Credentials

Position
Senior Counsel

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, California and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1990
J.D.

University Attended
University of California at Berkeley
Class of 1987
A.B.
English

Birth Information
Born in 1965
Andrews, Texas

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association; Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.

Representative Cases
Crane Helicopter Services v. United States Aviation Underwriters, et al., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22426.

Education

Santa Clara University
Juris Doctorate, 1990

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Pamela A. Bower

Attorney in Campbell, CA
pbower@hbalawgroup.com

Listed in: Northern California Super Lawyer, Insurance Coverage, 2010, 2011; Avvo rating "Superb 10.0 out of 10.0". Arbitrator, Mediator and Pro Tem, San Mateo County Superior Court and Santa Clara County Superior Courts. Member, San Mateo County Superior Court ADR and Civil Advisory Bench-Bar Committees, 2000-.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Civil Litigation
-Insurance Bad Faith

Experience & Credentials

Position
Senior Counsel

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, California and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1990
J.D.

University Attended
University of California at Berkeley
Class of 1987
A.B.
English

Birth Information
Born in 1965
Andrews, Texas

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association; Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.

Representative Cases
Crane Helicopter Services v. United States Aviation Underwriters, et al., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22426.

Education

Santa Clara University Juris Doctorate, 1990


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Nicole Adams-Hess, Esq.

Attorney in Campbell, CA
nadamshess@hbalawgroup.com

Order of the Coif; Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Insurance Law and Land Use Law; Emory Scholarship, George Strong Scholarship; Co-author of "Running for Cover: Important Insurance Issues for Mortgage Loan Brokers" (California Mortgage Association, Points of Interest, Summer 2014); Seminar panelist "What You Do Not Know About Health Insurance Can Hurt You," Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section, May 2014; Co-author of "New Technology - Old Law: Autonomous Vehicles and California's Insurance Framework" (Santa Clara Law Review Vol. 52, No. 4); Academic and Professional Development Fellow.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2012, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University School of Law
Class of 2012
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended
University of California, Berkeley
Class of 2009
B.A.
highest honors

Birth Information
Born in 1987
San Jose, California, 1987

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association: Barristers Committee - Executive Board and 2014 Leadership Program Participant;
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association;
San Francisco County Trial Lawyers Association;
The National LGBT Bar Association.

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2012

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Nicole Adams-Hess, Esq.

Attorney in Campbell, CA
nadamshess@hbalawgroup.com

Order of the Coif; Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Insurance Law and Land Use Law; Emory Scholarship, George Strong Scholarship; Co-author of "Running for Cover: Important Insurance Issues for Mortgage Loan Brokers" (California Mortgage Association, Points of Interest, Summer 2014); Seminar panelist "What You Do Not Know About Health Insurance Can Hurt You," Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section, May 2014; Co-author of "New Technology - Old Law: Autonomous Vehicles and California's Insurance Framework" (Santa Clara Law Review Vol. 52, No. 4); Academic and Professional Development Fellow.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2012, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University School of Law
Class of 2012
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended
University of California, Berkeley
Class of 2009
B.A.
highest honors

Birth Information
Born in 1987
San Jose, California, 1987

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association: Barristers Committee - Executive Board and 2014 Leadership Program Participant;
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association;
San Francisco County Trial Lawyers Association;
The National LGBT Bar Association.

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2012


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Joanne M. Wendell

Attorney in Campbell, CA

Joanne M. Wendell, Esq., has 16 years of experience successfully resolving insurance coverage disputes from tender through appellate advocacy, including almost 11 years as counsel to insurers and nearly six years as counsel to policyholders (commercial, professional, and individual). Her experience includes: (1) first party property claims including business interruption loss; (2) third party liability coverage (defense and indemnity) under varied policies (CGL, E & O, D & O, EPL, title) and circumstances (real estate, employment, intellectual property, finance and investment, malpractice, construction, psychological counseling, commercial transportation (railway and bus), towing and auto sales, bodily injury/wrongful death, property damage, personal injury, advertising injury, premises liability, product liability, and HOA issues; (3) insurance bad faith; and (4) complex litigation.

2008-Date: Adleson, Hess & Kelly, APC, in Campbell, California.
1998-2008: Charlston, Revich and Williams/Chamberlin/Wollitz, in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Wendell received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, and became a member of the California State Bar in 1997. She is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as to the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Litigation
-Real Estate
-Complex and Multi-District Litigation
-Property Damage
-Construction Liability
-Insurance Defense
-Premises Liability

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1997, California
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of California

Law School Attended
Pepperdine University School of Law
Class of 1997
J.D.

University Attended
Western Michigan University
B.S.
summa cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1959
Allen Park, Michigan, May 1, 1959

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section: 2013-2014 Chairperson; 2009-2012 Executive Committee; 2009-2014 Editor of Quarterly Case Review/Newsletter.
Santa Clara County Bar Association Judiciary Committee: 2009-2014 Member.
State Bar of California

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1997

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Joanne M. Wendell

Attorney in Campbell, CA

Joanne M. Wendell, Esq., has 16 years of experience successfully resolving insurance coverage disputes from tender through appellate advocacy, including almost 11 years as counsel to insurers and nearly six years as counsel to policyholders (commercial, professional, and individual). Her experience includes: (1) first party property claims including business interruption loss; (2) third party liability coverage (defense and indemnity) under varied policies (CGL, E & O, D & O, EPL, title) and circumstances (real estate, employment, intellectual property, finance and investment, malpractice, construction, psychological counseling, commercial transportation (railway and bus), towing and auto sales, bodily injury/wrongful death, property damage, personal injury, advertising injury, premises liability, product liability, and HOA issues; (3) insurance bad faith; and (4) complex litigation.

2008-Date: Adleson, Hess & Kelly, APC, in Campbell, California.
1998-2008: Charlston, Revich and Williams/Chamberlin/Wollitz, in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Wendell received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, and became a member of the California State Bar in 1997. She is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as to the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Litigation
-Real Estate
-Complex and Multi-District Litigation
-Property Damage
-Construction Liability
-Insurance Defense
-Premises Liability

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1997, California
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of California

Law School Attended
Pepperdine University School of Law
Class of 1997
J.D.

University Attended
Western Michigan University
B.S.
summa cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1959
Allen Park, Michigan, May 1, 1959

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section: 2013-2014 Chairperson; 2009-2012 Executive Committee; 2009-2014 Editor of Quarterly Case Review/Newsletter.
Santa Clara County Bar Association Judiciary Committee: 2009-2014 Member.
State Bar of California

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 1997


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Lisa J. Parrella

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of Lisa J. Parrella, Esq., to our law firm as of July 1, 2009. Lisa has a wide variety of legal experience in multiple jurisdictions and is admitted to the bar and has practiced in New York, Nevada, and California. Lisa graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and magna cum laude from Touro College, Jacob J. Fuchsberg Law Center in Long Island, New York, where she was also a member of Law Review. She is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the District of Nevada, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Her practice will primarily focus on real estate litigation, and she will assist in the bankruptcy and insurance practices as well.

Dean's List. Faculty Scholar, 1979. Top 5% of the Class. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards, 1986 and 1988; Awards for Excellence in Social Security Disability Clinic, 1988. Certified: California Trustee Sale Officer, February 2010; Nevada Trustee Sale Officer, November 2009. Member, California Mortgage Association, 2009. Formerly with: Law Offices of Lisa J. Parrella; Law Offices of James J. Lee; Law Offices of Anthony T. Case; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Insurance

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, New York
1999, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
2004, California
2004, U.S. District Court Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Class of 1989
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended
St. Lawrence University
Class of 1980
B.A.
Political Science, cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1958
Rochester, New York, November 14, 1958

Languages
Italian and Spanish

Special Agencies
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County (Member, Sections on: Women's Section, 2004-2009; Solo Practitioners, 2004-2009; Environmental Law, 2004-2009); New York State and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Environmental Law, 2000-2004; Solo Practice, 2000-2004); State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada. Less

Representative Cases
Banc of America Leasing & Capital LLC v. 3 Arch Trustee Services, Inc., 180 Cal.App.4th 1090 (2009); Siena Court Homeowners Assn' v. Green Valley Corp. et al., 164 Cal. App. 4th 1416 (2008).

Education

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 1989

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Lisa J. Parrella

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of Lisa J. Parrella, Esq., to our law firm as of July 1, 2009. Lisa has a wide variety of legal experience in multiple jurisdictions and is admitted to the bar and has practiced in New York, Nevada, and California. Lisa graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and magna cum laude from Touro College, Jacob J. Fuchsberg Law Center in Long Island, New York, where she was also a member of Law Review. She is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the District of Nevada, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Her practice will primarily focus on real estate litigation, and she will assist in the bankruptcy and insurance practices as well.

Dean's List. Faculty Scholar, 1979. Top 5% of the Class. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards, 1986 and 1988; Awards for Excellence in Social Security Disability Clinic, 1988. Certified: California Trustee Sale Officer, February 2010; Nevada Trustee Sale Officer, November 2009. Member, California Mortgage Association, 2009. Formerly with: Law Offices of Lisa J. Parrella; Law Offices of James J. Lee; Law Offices of Anthony T. Case; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Insurance

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, New York
1999, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
2004, California
2004, U.S. District Court Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Class of 1989
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended
St. Lawrence University
Class of 1980
B.A.
Political Science, cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1958
Rochester, New York, November 14, 1958

Languages
Italian and Spanish

Special Agencies
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County (Member, Sections on: Women's Section, 2004-2009; Solo Practitioners, 2004-2009; Environmental Law, 2004-2009); New York State and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Environmental Law, 2000-2004; Solo Practice, 2000-2004); State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada. Less

Representative Cases
Banc of America Leasing & Capital LLC v. 3 Arch Trustee Services, Inc., 180 Cal.App.4th 1090 (2009); Siena Court Homeowners Assn' v. Green Valley Corp. et al., 164 Cal. App. 4th 1416 (2008).

Education

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 1989


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Clay A. Coelho

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of attorney Clay A. Coelho, Esq., as of February 10, 2010. Mr. Coelho has 18 years of experience in insurance coverage and bad faith law. Mr. Coelho has also practiced in the fields of real estate and business litigation, as well as complex construction litigation. He has tried both jury and court trials throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Coelho's practice at Adleson, Hess & Kelly will focus on representing policyholders in litigated and non-litigated coverage and insurance bad faith disputes. He will also assist lenders in real estate litigation. Mr. Coelho obtained his law degree from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles in 1992 and was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California during the same year.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Construction Litigation
-Coverage Issues
-Real Estate
-Civil Practice

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1992, California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California

Law School Attended
Whittier College School of Law
Class of 1992
J.D.

University Attended
San Diego State University
Class of 1988
B.A.

Birth Information
Born in 1966
Palo Alto, California, January 30, 1966

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California.

Education

Whittier College School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1992

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Clay A. Coelho

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of attorney Clay A. Coelho, Esq., as of February 10, 2010. Mr. Coelho has 18 years of experience in insurance coverage and bad faith law. Mr. Coelho has also practiced in the fields of real estate and business litigation, as well as complex construction litigation. He has tried both jury and court trials throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Coelho's practice at Adleson, Hess & Kelly will focus on representing policyholders in litigated and non-litigated coverage and insurance bad faith disputes. He will also assist lenders in real estate litigation. Mr. Coelho obtained his law degree from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles in 1992 and was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California during the same year.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Construction Litigation
-Coverage Issues
-Real Estate
-Civil Practice

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1992, California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California

Law School Attended
Whittier College School of Law
Class of 1992
J.D.

University Attended
San Diego State University
Class of 1988
B.A.

Birth Information
Born in 1966
Palo Alto, California, January 30, 1966

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California.

Education

Whittier College School of Law Juris Doctorate, 1992


Firm Overview

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we at Hess Bower Adams-Hess, PC are proud to have been consistently honored by our peers with the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal skill and ethics.

We practice law throughout the state of California, and we coordinate cases nationwide through associated counsel. The Firm was formed in 1977 in San Jose, California, and, for the past 37 years, we have continued to represent our clients with integrity and professionalism. Our seasoned attorneys are experienced in numerous phases of the practice of law, including business and transactional work, federal and state trial court litigation, administrative hearings, arbitration, mediation and appellate practice.

Our Services

Our real estate attorneys provide litigation representation and advice and counsel in the areas of business and commercial law, real estate law, administrative hearings, and creditor bankruptcy proceedings. We also represent clients in matters of real estate development, sales, exchanges, leases, financing, mortgage lending and regulation of real property and personal property foreclosures.

Our insurance coverage and bad faith attorneys advise policyholders concerning complex insurance coverage issues, and we work to maximize recovery of insurance policy benefits, including obtaining critical defenses to costly litigation. We strive to resolve claims short of insurance litigation but are prepared to take on any insurance company persisting in the wrongful denial of coverage under management liability, errors and omissions, employment practices liability, general liability and other policies, including policies covering first party loss. We tap our extensive litigation experience in the state and federal courts and our relationships with specialized insurance mediators to achieve superb results for our clients.

Commitment to Advancement in the LawAs amicus curiae, we have filed scores of briefs on issues substantially affecting insurance coverage, real estate, lending and foreclosure issues before state and federal appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Main Office

Main Office
2105 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008

Phone

(408) 341-0234

Business

Adleson, Hess & Kelly A Professional Corporation will represent your Business legal matters.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate Mortgage Lending
-Regulations
-Foreclosures
-Creditor Bankruptcy Representation
-Insurance Coverage For Policyholders
-Business Law
-Commercial Law
-Insurance
-Insurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Sexual Harassment
-Wrongful Termination
-Commercial Litigation
-Construction Litigation
-Unfair Competition
-Personal Injury
-Wrongful Death
-Accidents
-Automobile Accidents and Injuries
-Automobile Negligence
-Motor Vehicle Accidents
-Injuries
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
-Premises Liability
-Products Liability
-Tort Liability
-Bankruptcy
-Creditor Bankruptcy
-Secured Creditors Rights
-Real Property
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Contracts
-Real Property Acquisitions
-Real Estate Sales
-Real Estate Workouts
-Landlord and Tenant Law
-Leases and Leasing
-Real Estate Finance
-Real Estate Foreclosure
-Professional Liability
-Mediation
-Arbitration
-Civil Litigation
-Homeowners Association Law
-Complex Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Business Litigation.
-Contracts
-Torts
-Business Transactions
-Real Estate Acquisitions
-Real Estate Exchanges
-Loan Workouts
-Business Litigation
-Appellate Practice
-Secured Lending
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Litigation
-Residential Real Estate
-Commercial Real Estate
-Construction Claims.

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Virginia Turner Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
vhess@hbalawgroup.com

Virginia T. Hess offers a full spectrum of services for small- and medium-sized businesses. She assists businesses during the entire life cycle, from formation as sole proprietorships, corporations or LLCs, to sale or dissolution. This includes advocacy, counsel and advice in areas of management, employment, leasing, ownership and litigation, to name a few. In addition to for-profit business clients, Ms. Hess's passion extends to the non-profit arena. Her experience in non-profit agencies extends beyond legal advice into the practicalities of organizational day-to-day management and boardroom dynamics. She has been a board member of many non-profit agencies in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She has served as President and Chair of the Board of the AddisonPenzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. This "cross training" makes her uniquely qualified to represent non-profit entities. Ms. Hess received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1976, with Highest Honors. She received her J.D.-M.B.A. joint degree from the University of Santa Clara in 1980. Ms. Hess has earned an AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating, the highest available rating for legal ability and ethics, as recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. (AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies). She is a member of the State Bar of California, Santa Clara County Bar Association, West Valley Bar Association, California Women's Lawyers, and the Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. Ms. Hess has served as Chair of the Santa Clara County Business Law Section and Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. She is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Corporate Formation
-Business Transactions and Litigation
-Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
-Creditor Bankruptcy
-Business Formation
-Sole Proprietorships
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Business Dissolutions
-Business Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Commercial Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Birth Information
Born in 1954
Long Island, New York, September 30, 1954

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association (Chair, Business Law Section, 1998); State Bar of California; California Women Lawyers.

Representative Transactions
Attorney for leveraged buy out of Diana Fruit Preserving Company.

Representative Cases
Santa Clara Savings and Loan Association v. Pereira 164 CA 3rd 1089.

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Virginia Turner Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
vhess@hbalawgroup.com

Virginia T. Hess offers a full spectrum of services for small- and medium-sized businesses. She assists businesses during the entire life cycle, from formation as sole proprietorships, corporations or LLCs, to sale or dissolution. This includes advocacy, counsel and advice in areas of management, employment, leasing, ownership and litigation, to name a few. In addition to for-profit business clients, Ms. Hess's passion extends to the non-profit arena. Her experience in non-profit agencies extends beyond legal advice into the practicalities of organizational day-to-day management and boardroom dynamics. She has been a board member of many non-profit agencies in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She has served as President and Chair of the Board of the AddisonPenzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. This "cross training" makes her uniquely qualified to represent non-profit entities. Ms. Hess received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1976, with Highest Honors. She received her J.D.-M.B.A. joint degree from the University of Santa Clara in 1980. Ms. Hess has earned an AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating, the highest available rating for legal ability and ethics, as recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. (AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies). She is a member of the State Bar of California, Santa Clara County Bar Association, West Valley Bar Association, California Women's Lawyers, and the Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. Ms. Hess has served as Chair of the Santa Clara County Business Law Section and Cardozo Society Silicon Valley. She is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Corporate Formation
-Business Transactions and Litigation
-Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
-Creditor Bankruptcy
-Business Formation
-Sole Proprietorships
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Business Dissolutions
-Business Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Commercial Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Birth Information
Born in 1954
Long Island, New York, September 30, 1954

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association (Chair, Business Law Section, 1998); State Bar of California; California Women Lawyers.

Representative Transactions
Attorney for leveraged buy out of Diana Fruit Preserving Company.

Representative Cases
Santa Clara Savings and Loan Association v. Pereira 164 CA 3rd 1089.

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Randy M. Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
rhess@hbalawgroup.com

Contributing Author:
California Automobile Insurance Law Guide, CEB, 2005-2007. Speaker: "Insurance Premium Insurance and Indemnity Agreements," Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2004; "Insurance Issues for Lenders," California Mortgage Association, 2004; "Insurance Coverage for Real Estate and Business Attorneys," Santa Clara Bar Association, 2003; "Avoiding Traps in Insurance Coverage and Claims," American Corporate Council, San Francisco, 2002; "Insurance Primer for the High Tech Attorneys," Santa Clara County CLE, San Jose, 2000; "Insurance Issues for the Mortgage Lender," California Mortgage Association, Burlingame, 2000. Speaker/Author: "Fundamentals of Employment Law Practice: Insurance Coverage," CEB San Francisco and Sacramento, September 1999-2001; "Insurance Settlement Handbook-Establishing Bad Faith", James & Co., 1998-2000; "Insurance Coverage Issues for Lenders," California Trust Deed Brokers Association, 1998; "Malicious Prosecution Coverage Issues/Personal Injury Coverage Issues," Bad Faith Blockbusters, Annual Monterey Bad Faith Seminar, August 1996; "Run for Cover (Employer's Insurance Coverage for Claims Made by Employees);" "Beware of Attacks on the Liability Insurance Notice-Prejudice Rule," Continuing Legal Education. Co-Author: "Recent Developments in Insurance Law, Lorman Education Services, April 1994-1996; "Foreclosure and Insurance Issues," Mortgage Association of California, January 26, 1996; "The Workplace in Transition/Labor and Employment Law Supplement," Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, July 27, 1995; "Antitrust Laws and Insurers," California Trial Lawyers Association Forum, December 1993. Named: Silicon Valley Best Attorneys, San Jose Magazine, 2000-2008; Bay Area Top Attorneys, San Francisco Magazine and Northern California Super Lawyer in Insurance, 2004-2010. Chair, 1997 and Co-Chair 2003 and 2006 of Executive Committee, Insurance Law. Chair, Cardozo Society, 2006-2008.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
-Insurance Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Shareholder

Admission Details
Admitted in 1979, California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1979
J.D.

University Attended
Arizona State University
Class of 1976
B.S.
cum laude

Representative Cases
Dart Industries v. Commercial Union Ins. (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 1059; USA NeutraSource, Inc. v. CNA Ins. Co. 140 F.Supp.2d 1049 (N.D.Cal 2001); Vandenberg v. Superior Court (Centennial Ins. Co.) (1999) 21 Cal. 4th 815; Wong v. State Compensation Ins. Fund (1993) 12 Cal.App.4th 686; USA NeutraSource v. CAN Ins., 140 F. Supp.2d 1049 CN.D. Cal 2001; Apte v. Japra, Inc., 96 F.3d 1319 (9th Cir. 1996); Lesser v. State Farm Ins. Co., 1996 WL 339854 (C.D.Cal. 1996); I.E. Associates v. Safeco Title Ins. Co. (1985) 39 Cal.3d 281; Primiani v. Federal Insurance Co., 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 27403 (9th Cir. 2006 - unpublished)

Education

Santa Clara University
Juris Doctorate, 1979

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Randy M. Hess

Attorney in Campbell, CA
rhess@hbalawgroup.com

Contributing Author:
California Automobile Insurance Law Guide, CEB, 2005-2007. Speaker: "Insurance Premium Insurance and Indemnity Agreements," Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2004; "Insurance Issues for Lenders," California Mortgage Association, 2004; "Insurance Coverage for Real Estate and Business Attorneys," Santa Clara Bar Association, 2003; "Avoiding Traps in Insurance Coverage and Claims," American Corporate Council, San Francisco, 2002; "Insurance Primer for the High Tech Attorneys," Santa Clara County CLE, San Jose, 2000; "Insurance Issues for the Mortgage Lender," California Mortgage Association, Burlingame, 2000. Speaker/Author: "Fundamentals of Employment Law Practice: Insurance Coverage," CEB San Francisco and Sacramento, September 1999-2001; "Insurance Settlement Handbook-Establishing Bad Faith", James & Co., 1998-2000; "Insurance Coverage Issues for Lenders," California Trust Deed Brokers Association, 1998; "Malicious Prosecution Coverage Issues/Personal Injury Coverage Issues," Bad Faith Blockbusters, Annual Monterey Bad Faith Seminar, August 1996; "Run for Cover (Employer's Insurance Coverage for Claims Made by Employees);" "Beware of Attacks on the Liability Insurance Notice-Prejudice Rule," Continuing Legal Education. Co-Author: "Recent Developments in Insurance Law, Lorman Education Services, April 1994-1996; "Foreclosure and Insurance Issues," Mortgage Association of California, January 26, 1996; "The Workplace in Transition/Labor and Employment Law Supplement," Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, July 27, 1995; "Antitrust Laws and Insurers," California Trial Lawyers Association Forum, December 1993. Named: Silicon Valley Best Attorneys, San Jose Magazine, 2000-2008; Bay Area Top Attorneys, San Francisco Magazine and Northern California Super Lawyer in Insurance, 2004-2010. Chair, 1997 and Co-Chair 2003 and 2006 of Executive Committee, Insurance Law. Chair, Cardozo Society, 2006-2008.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
-Insurance Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position
Shareholder

Admission Details
Admitted in 1979, California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1979
J.D.

University Attended
Arizona State University
Class of 1976
B.S.
cum laude

Representative Cases
Dart Industries v. Commercial Union Ins. (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 1059; USA NeutraSource, Inc. v. CNA Ins. Co. 140 F.Supp.2d 1049 (N.D.Cal 2001); Vandenberg v. Superior Court (Centennial Ins. Co.) (1999) 21 Cal. 4th 815; Wong v. State Compensation Ins. Fund (1993) 12 Cal.App.4th 686; USA NeutraSource v. CAN Ins., 140 F. Supp.2d 1049 CN.D. Cal 2001; Apte v. Japra, Inc., 96 F.3d 1319 (9th Cir. 1996); Lesser v. State Farm Ins. Co., 1996 WL 339854 (C.D.Cal. 1996); I.E. Associates v. Safeco Title Ins. Co. (1985) 39 Cal.3d 281; Primiani v. Federal Insurance Co., 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 27403 (9th Cir. 2006 - unpublished)

Education

Santa Clara University Juris Doctorate, 1979


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Pamela A. Bower

Attorney in Campbell, CA
pbower@hbalawgroup.com

Listed in: Northern California Super Lawyer, Insurance Coverage, 2010, 2011; Avvo rating "Superb 10.0 out of 10.0". Arbitrator, Mediator and Pro Tem, San Mateo County Superior Court and Santa Clara County Superior Courts. Member, San Mateo County Superior Court ADR and Civil Advisory Bench-Bar Committees, 2000-.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Civil Litigation
-Insurance Bad Faith

Experience & Credentials

Position
Senior Counsel

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, California and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1990
J.D.

University Attended
University of California at Berkeley
Class of 1987
A.B.
English

Birth Information
Born in 1965
Andrews, Texas

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association; Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.

Representative Cases
Crane Helicopter Services v. United States Aviation Underwriters, et al., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22426.

Education

Santa Clara University
Juris Doctorate, 1990

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Pamela A. Bower

Attorney in Campbell, CA
pbower@hbalawgroup.com

Listed in: Northern California Super Lawyer, Insurance Coverage, 2010, 2011; Avvo rating "Superb 10.0 out of 10.0". Arbitrator, Mediator and Pro Tem, San Mateo County Superior Court and Santa Clara County Superior Courts. Member, San Mateo County Superior Court ADR and Civil Advisory Bench-Bar Committees, 2000-.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Civil Litigation
-Insurance Bad Faith

Experience & Credentials

Position
Senior Counsel

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, California and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University
Class of 1990
J.D.

University Attended
University of California at Berkeley
Class of 1987
A.B.
English

Birth Information
Born in 1965
Andrews, Texas

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association; Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.

Representative Cases
Crane Helicopter Services v. United States Aviation Underwriters, et al., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22426.

Education

Santa Clara University Juris Doctorate, 1990


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Nicole Adams-Hess, Esq.

Attorney in Campbell, CA
nadamshess@hbalawgroup.com

Order of the Coif; Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Insurance Law and Land Use Law; Emory Scholarship, George Strong Scholarship; Co-author of "Running for Cover: Important Insurance Issues for Mortgage Loan Brokers" (California Mortgage Association, Points of Interest, Summer 2014); Seminar panelist "What You Do Not Know About Health Insurance Can Hurt You," Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section, May 2014; Co-author of "New Technology - Old Law: Autonomous Vehicles and California's Insurance Framework" (Santa Clara Law Review Vol. 52, No. 4); Academic and Professional Development Fellow.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2012, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University School of Law
Class of 2012
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended
University of California, Berkeley
Class of 2009
B.A.
highest honors

Birth Information
Born in 1987
San Jose, California, 1987

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association: Barristers Committee - Executive Board and 2014 Leadership Program Participant;
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association;
San Francisco County Trial Lawyers Association;
The National LGBT Bar Association.

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2012

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Nicole Adams-Hess, Esq.

Attorney in Campbell, CA
nadamshess@hbalawgroup.com

Order of the Coif; Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Insurance Law and Land Use Law; Emory Scholarship, George Strong Scholarship; Co-author of "Running for Cover: Important Insurance Issues for Mortgage Loan Brokers" (California Mortgage Association, Points of Interest, Summer 2014); Seminar panelist "What You Do Not Know About Health Insurance Can Hurt You," Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section, May 2014; Co-author of "New Technology - Old Law: Autonomous Vehicles and California's Insurance Framework" (Santa Clara Law Review Vol. 52, No. 4); Academic and Professional Development Fellow.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 2012, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University School of Law
Class of 2012
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended
University of California, Berkeley
Class of 2009
B.A.
highest honors

Birth Information
Born in 1987
San Jose, California, 1987

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association: Barristers Committee - Executive Board and 2014 Leadership Program Participant;
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association;
San Francisco County Trial Lawyers Association;
The National LGBT Bar Association.

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2012


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Joanne M. Wendell

Attorney in Campbell, CA

Joanne M. Wendell, Esq., has 16 years of experience successfully resolving insurance coverage disputes from tender through appellate advocacy, including almost 11 years as counsel to insurers and nearly six years as counsel to policyholders (commercial, professional, and individual). Her experience includes: (1) first party property claims including business interruption loss; (2) third party liability coverage (defense and indemnity) under varied policies (CGL, E & O, D & O, EPL, title) and circumstances (real estate, employment, intellectual property, finance and investment, malpractice, construction, psychological counseling, commercial transportation (railway and bus), towing and auto sales, bodily injury/wrongful death, property damage, personal injury, advertising injury, premises liability, product liability, and HOA issues; (3) insurance bad faith; and (4) complex litigation.

2008-Date: Adleson, Hess & Kelly, APC, in Campbell, California.
1998-2008: Charlston, Revich and Williams/Chamberlin/Wollitz, in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Wendell received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, and became a member of the California State Bar in 1997. She is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as to the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Litigation
-Real Estate
-Complex and Multi-District Litigation
-Property Damage
-Construction Liability
-Insurance Defense
-Premises Liability

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1997, California
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of California

Law School Attended
Pepperdine University School of Law
Class of 1997
J.D.

University Attended
Western Michigan University
B.S.
summa cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1959
Allen Park, Michigan, May 1, 1959

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section: 2013-2014 Chairperson; 2009-2012 Executive Committee; 2009-2014 Editor of Quarterly Case Review/Newsletter.
Santa Clara County Bar Association Judiciary Committee: 2009-2014 Member.
State Bar of California

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1997

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Joanne M. Wendell

Attorney in Campbell, CA

Joanne M. Wendell, Esq., has 16 years of experience successfully resolving insurance coverage disputes from tender through appellate advocacy, including almost 11 years as counsel to insurers and nearly six years as counsel to policyholders (commercial, professional, and individual). Her experience includes: (1) first party property claims including business interruption loss; (2) third party liability coverage (defense and indemnity) under varied policies (CGL, E & O, D & O, EPL, title) and circumstances (real estate, employment, intellectual property, finance and investment, malpractice, construction, psychological counseling, commercial transportation (railway and bus), towing and auto sales, bodily injury/wrongful death, property damage, personal injury, advertising injury, premises liability, product liability, and HOA issues; (3) insurance bad faith; and (4) complex litigation.

2008-Date: Adleson, Hess & Kelly, APC, in Campbell, California.
1998-2008: Charlston, Revich and Williams/Chamberlin/Wollitz, in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Wendell received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, and became a member of the California State Bar in 1997. She is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as to the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage/Litigation
-Real Estate
-Complex and Multi-District Litigation
-Property Damage
-Construction Liability
-Insurance Defense
-Premises Liability

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1997, California
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of California

Law School Attended
Pepperdine University School of Law
Class of 1997
J.D.

University Attended
Western Michigan University
B.S.
summa cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1959
Allen Park, Michigan, May 1, 1959

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law Section: 2013-2014 Chairperson; 2009-2012 Executive Committee; 2009-2014 Editor of Quarterly Case Review/Newsletter.
Santa Clara County Bar Association Judiciary Committee: 2009-2014 Member.
State Bar of California

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 1997


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Lisa J. Parrella

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of Lisa J. Parrella, Esq., to our law firm as of July 1, 2009. Lisa has a wide variety of legal experience in multiple jurisdictions and is admitted to the bar and has practiced in New York, Nevada, and California. Lisa graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and magna cum laude from Touro College, Jacob J. Fuchsberg Law Center in Long Island, New York, where she was also a member of Law Review. She is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the District of Nevada, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Her practice will primarily focus on real estate litigation, and she will assist in the bankruptcy and insurance practices as well.

Dean's List. Faculty Scholar, 1979. Top 5% of the Class. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards, 1986 and 1988; Awards for Excellence in Social Security Disability Clinic, 1988. Certified: California Trustee Sale Officer, February 2010; Nevada Trustee Sale Officer, November 2009. Member, California Mortgage Association, 2009. Formerly with: Law Offices of Lisa J. Parrella; Law Offices of James J. Lee; Law Offices of Anthony T. Case; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Insurance

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, New York
1999, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
2004, California
2004, U.S. District Court Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Class of 1989
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended
St. Lawrence University
Class of 1980
B.A.
Political Science, cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1958
Rochester, New York, November 14, 1958

Languages
Italian and Spanish

Special Agencies
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County (Member, Sections on: Women's Section, 2004-2009; Solo Practitioners, 2004-2009; Environmental Law, 2004-2009); New York State and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Environmental Law, 2000-2004; Solo Practice, 2000-2004); State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada. Less

Representative Cases
Banc of America Leasing & Capital LLC v. 3 Arch Trustee Services, Inc., 180 Cal.App.4th 1090 (2009); Siena Court Homeowners Assn' v. Green Valley Corp. et al., 164 Cal. App. 4th 1416 (2008).

Education

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 1989

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Lisa J. Parrella

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of Lisa J. Parrella, Esq., to our law firm as of July 1, 2009. Lisa has a wide variety of legal experience in multiple jurisdictions and is admitted to the bar and has practiced in New York, Nevada, and California. Lisa graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and magna cum laude from Touro College, Jacob J. Fuchsberg Law Center in Long Island, New York, where she was also a member of Law Review. She is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the District of Nevada, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Her practice will primarily focus on real estate litigation, and she will assist in the bankruptcy and insurance practices as well.

Dean's List. Faculty Scholar, 1979. Top 5% of the Class. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards, 1986 and 1988; Awards for Excellence in Social Security Disability Clinic, 1988. Certified: California Trustee Sale Officer, February 2010; Nevada Trustee Sale Officer, November 2009. Member, California Mortgage Association, 2009. Formerly with: Law Offices of Lisa J. Parrella; Law Offices of James J. Lee; Law Offices of Anthony T. Case; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-Bankruptcy
-Insurance

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1990, New York
1999, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
2004, California
2004, U.S. District Court Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Class of 1989
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended
St. Lawrence University
Class of 1980
B.A.
Political Science, cum laude

Birth Information
Born in 1958
Rochester, New York, November 14, 1958

Languages
Italian and Spanish

Special Agencies
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Associations & Memberships
Santa Clara County (Member, Sections on: Women's Section, 2004-2009; Solo Practitioners, 2004-2009; Environmental Law, 2004-2009); New York State and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Environmental Law, 2000-2004; Solo Practice, 2000-2004); State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada. Less

Representative Cases
Banc of America Leasing & Capital LLC v. 3 Arch Trustee Services, Inc., 180 Cal.App.4th 1090 (2009); Siena Court Homeowners Assn' v. Green Valley Corp. et al., 164 Cal. App. 4th 1416 (2008).

Education

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 1989


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Clay A. Coelho

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of attorney Clay A. Coelho, Esq., as of February 10, 2010. Mr. Coelho has 18 years of experience in insurance coverage and bad faith law. Mr. Coelho has also practiced in the fields of real estate and business litigation, as well as complex construction litigation. He has tried both jury and court trials throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Coelho's practice at Adleson, Hess & Kelly will focus on representing policyholders in litigated and non-litigated coverage and insurance bad faith disputes. He will also assist lenders in real estate litigation. Mr. Coelho obtained his law degree from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles in 1992 and was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California during the same year.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Construction Litigation
-Coverage Issues
-Real Estate
-Civil Practice

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1992, California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California

Law School Attended
Whittier College School of Law
Class of 1992
J.D.

University Attended
San Diego State University
Class of 1988
B.A.

Birth Information
Born in 1966
Palo Alto, California, January 30, 1966

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California.

Education

Whittier College School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1992

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Clay A. Coelho

Attorney in Campbell, CA

We are pleased to announce the addition of attorney Clay A. Coelho, Esq., as of February 10, 2010. Mr. Coelho has 18 years of experience in insurance coverage and bad faith law. Mr. Coelho has also practiced in the fields of real estate and business litigation, as well as complex construction litigation. He has tried both jury and court trials throughout the Bay Area. Mr. Coelho's practice at Adleson, Hess & Kelly will focus on representing policyholders in litigated and non-litigated coverage and insurance bad faith disputes. He will also assist lenders in real estate litigation. Mr. Coelho obtained his law degree from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles in 1992 and was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California during the same year.

Areas of Law:
-Insurance Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Construction Litigation
-Coverage Issues
-Real Estate
-Civil Practice

Experience & Credentials

Position
Associate

Admission Details
Admitted in 1992, California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California

Law School Attended
Whittier College School of Law
Class of 1992
J.D.

University Attended
San Diego State University
Class of 1988
B.A.

Birth Information
Born in 1966
Palo Alto, California, January 30, 1966

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California.

Education

Whittier College School of Law Juris Doctorate, 1992


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