Alexander Berline


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San Francisco

Alex's practice focuses on policy holder representation in insurance coverage disputes and litigation. In particular Alex has helped clients obtain coverage for claims in complex nationwide elder care, asbestos, construction, product defect, environmental, first party property, and general CGL, E&O, and D&O matters. He also represents insurance professionals in both civil actions and before the California Department of Insurance.

Alex was trial counsel and successful appellate counsel in the California Supreme Court decision Musser v. Provencher (2002) 28 Cal.4th 274. Over his career, he has prepared scores of appellate briefs and appeared frequently before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the California Courts of Appeal, First & Sixth Districts. He has also tried several jury and bench trials as lead counsel and as second chair. In addition, he has tried several binding arbitrations regarding insurance coverage, legal malpractice, real estate, and personal injury.


"Sex Trafficking Laws: Hospitality, Privacy and Potential Liability – What Happens in That Hotel Room...Matters.," co-author, Real Estate Law Alert (February 2020)

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"Best Practices to Most Efficiently Resolve Coverage Disputes (It's Not Personal; It's Business)," co-presenter, ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar (March 2015)

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"Calif. Judge Won't Let Insurer Revoke Atty's Policy For Now," Law360 (October 2020)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Torts & Insurance Practice Section

San Francisco Bar Association

McFetridge Inn of Court


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (1991)

B.A., Uhlman Scholar, Pomona College (1988)

Admissions And Courts


San Francisco

415-995-5035 Direct Phone
415-995-3462 Fax

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