disputes with INSURANCE companies

The firm’s insurance practice, headed by Joel Gumbiner, has represented businesses and individuals, throughout California, in disputes with insurance companies since the 1980s. In addition to insurance coverage and “bad faith” litigation, trial and appellate work, the firm also assists clients with:

  • Insurance coverage opinions,
  • Pre-litigation insurance coverage advice and claims handling,
  • Representation at “Examinations Under Oath,”
  • Negotiation and settlement of insurance claims,
  • Insurance Appraisals and Arbitration hearings.

Joel Gumbiner also serves as party appraiser in property insurance appraisals, formal and informal.

Because every insurance claim is unique, we strive to meet the needs of our larger commercial, small business and individual clients by offering personalized service tailored to the particular issues on each client’s claim or case.

Traditionally, a litigation firm, we are equally adept at representing our clients in State and Federal trial and appellate courts, as we are at solving issues during the handling of the claim. Our clients range from individual homeowners and disability insurance policy holders, to national and international companies with complex business insurance and property losses.

There is no singular approach to any matter

We seek the best, fastest and most efficient way to recover money for our clients. Though we excel in litigating, we pride ourselves on resourceful and creative solutions.