Linda has specialized in handling insurance disputes for more than 30 years and now leads the firm's insurance recovery practice. She represents policy holders, insurance brokers and agents.
During the first phase of her career, Linda represented insurers and was one of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company's national coordinating counsel for environmental coverage litigation. She uses the knowledge and experience she gained as an insurance industry insider to maximize recoveries for policy holders.
Linda has tried more than 30 cases and arbitrated or mediated more than 100 matters.
Achieved a $50 million dollar recovery for one of the nation's largest providers of long-term and acute care in a dispute over coverage for more than 500 claims against the company.
With only a few months of effort and at a cost of less than $10,000 to the client, secured an insurance payout of $250,000 in a coverage dispute that had been ongoing for more than a year.
Resolved a denial-of-coverge matter in less than two weeks and negotiated a settlement payment in excess of $2 million for the client.
"Premier Ins. Co. v. Welch" (1983) 140 Cal.App.3d 720
"Insurance Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions: Going for the Money and The Information-Avoiding Gaps & The Abyss," co-author, Daily Journal (February 2011)
"Avoiding the Two Front War: Simultaneous Litigation Against Plaintiffs and Insurers," Insurance Recovery Alert (May 2010)
"Ruling Affects Additional Insured Coverage for Public Entities," co-author, Public Agency Advisory (March 2010)
"Surviving the Loss of Your Home," Insurance Coverage Newsletter (October 2007)
"Insurance Coverage in an Insurance-Unfriendly World", Seniors Housing Legal Notes, American Seniors Housing Association (Spring 2003)
"Does Your Insurance Really Protect You Against Elder Abuse Claims?" co-author, Legal Brief, California Association Of Homes And Services For The Aging (May 1999)
"Am I a Carrier, an Insurer or Both," co-author, The Transportation Lawyer Vol. 6, No. 4, pg. 22 (February 1998)
"The New 'Notice' Provision in D&O Liability Policies," co-author, Claims pg. 59 (October 1997)
"The Buss Ticket to Defense Costs Reimbursement," co-author, Insurance Advocate (September 1997)
"Life After La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club," Transp.Law. No. 2 pg. 24 (April 1995)
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"Ethics: Defending Where Coverage Is Limited or Disputed," DRI Litigation Seminar (September 2011)
"Liability Insurance 101," DRI Litigation Seminar (September 2011)
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Co-Chair of the 2012 Annual Conference for the Insurance Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
Northern California Super Lawyers (2005-2012)