Linda E. Klamm
Linda has specialized in handling insurance disputes for more than 30 years. She represents policy holders. Linda regularly assists her clients in evaluating and assessing insurance policies, risks and claims. She also advocates for her clients so as to maximize their insurance recovery and where appropriate pursue claims for bad faith and extra-contractual liability against her clients' insurers.
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.
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Women's Impact Network, Member
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-coverage matter in less than two weeks and negotiated a settlement payment in excess of $2 million for the client.
American Bar Association, Insurance Committee of the Litigation Section
The California Association of Healthcare Facilities
"Elder Care Facility Says It's Covered For Wrongful Death Suit," Law360 (March 2023)
"Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Hanson Bridgett's Linda Klamm," Law360 (June 2014)
"Calif. Lawyers Respond to Wine Country Fire Devastation," The Recorder (October 2017)
Co-Chair of the 2012 Annual Conference for the Insurance Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
Northern California Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2005-2017)
"Premier Ins. Co. v. Welch" (1983) 140 Cal.App.3d 720