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Go-to firm for large insurers for 50+ years

Insurers need protection too. Bullivant Houser has built a strong reputation as a West Coast leader in insurance law, representing many of the largest insurers over several decades. We bring that institutional and industry knowledge when advising clients on ways to stay out of court in the first place and when resolving complex disputes as they arise.

We serve insurance and reinsurance companies doing business in a highly regulated environment that continues to evolve. They turn to us when they need attorneys fluent in specific types of policies to guide them through coverage claims and lawsuits. We are at the forefront of changes affecting our clients and have a solid grasp of coverage nuances.

Clients tell us they work with us because we understand their unique business needs and the climate in which they operate. We work with underwriting departments to draft policies and handle regulatory compliance matters. When an issue comes up, clients can count on us for a prompt, accurate and candid assessment without surprises down the road. We help them weigh the risks and rewards of their options and customize solutions to resolve cases as quickly as possible, either through settlement or trial.

Staunch advocates through coverage litigation

Bullivant’s experienced trial attorneys have defended multi-million-dollar lawsuits and bring well-honed courtroom skills. Many of our attorneys have served as mediators, appraisers, umpires, and arbitrators and bring that valuable perspective to each case. We advocate fiercely for our clients to defend against bad faith, extra-contractual and other tort claims. We defend class actions and multi-district litigation as well as individual claim disputes. Our team is mindful of the risks and costs of a particular case and potential far-reaching effects of a decision on the insurance industry as a whole.

Established West Coast team

With 20+ dedicated insurance coverage attorneys on the West Coast, our team offers a great deal of specialized knowledge and is well-versed in the rules and risks across states. We are recognized nationally and internationally as authorities in the insurance and reinsurance fields and assist with coverage matters across the country.

Specialize in various policies

  • Commercial general liability
  • Commercial property
  • Professional liability
  • Fidelity and commercial crime
  • Ocean marine
  • Inland marine
  • Builder’s risk
  • Boiler and machinery
  • Commercial and personal automobile
  • Homeowners’
  • Personal liability
  • Umbrella liability

Insuralex Member

Bullivant Houser is the exclusive Insuralex member for both California and Washington. This membership gives Bullivant and our clients worldwide access to the shared expertise and network of a high-caliber group of insurance-focused law firms. Known for the industry-leading quality of its member firms, Insuralex is the only insurance-focused international network to be ranked by Chambers as a Leading Law Firm Network.

Practice Contact
Matthew J. Sekits


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Lloyd Bernstein


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Samuel H. Ruby


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Meet All Our
Insurance Coverage

Claims dismissed for business interruption losses allegedly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic


Application of domestic and international policies to property insurance claim resulting from largest fire in Taiwan’s history


Business income suit following loss at aluminum smelter


Calculation of business income loss


Contractual and extra-contractual claims resulting from mold growth at health spa


Coverage dispute involving class action claims against fidelity insurer as a result of Ponzi Scheme

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