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Linda Klamm

Linda E. Klamm

(415) 995-5084


Linda represents policyholders and has specialized in handling insurance disputes for more than 30 years. She regularly assists clients in evaluating and assessing insurance policies, risks, and resolving claims. She also advocates for clients to maximize their insurance recovery and, where appropriate, pursue claims for bad faith and extra-contractual liability against her clients' insurers.

Currently, Linda is the Insurance Consultant to and Chief Negotiator for the PG&E Fire Victim Trust, a $13.5 billion fund to compensate fire survivors for losses they sustained as a result of the 2015 Butte, 2017 North Bay and 2018 Camp Fires caused by PG&E.

During the first phase of her career, Linda represented insurers and was one of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company's national coordinating counsels for environmental coverage litigation. She uses the knowledge and experience she gained as an insurance industry insider to maximize recoveries for policyholders and to resolve matters in a business sensitive manner in recognition of the fact that policyholders frequently need to maintain a business relationship with their insurers.

She has tried more than 30 cases and arbitrated or mediated more than 100 matters.


J.D. UC Law San Francisco (Formerly UC Hastings) ( 1976 )
B.A. with honors University of California, Santa Cruz ( 1973 )

Admissions and Courts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California


Women's Impact Network, Member

Long-term and acute care provider. Achieved a $500+ 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.

Coverage dispute. 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.

Denial-of-coverage reversed. Resolved a denial-of-coverage in a matter in less than two weeks and negotiated a settlement payment for a claim against the client solely funded by insurance in excess of $2 million.

American Bar Association, Insurance Committee of the Litigation Section

The California Association of Healthcare Facilities

"What to Know About Renters Insurance and What it Does and Doesn’t Cover,Associated Press (September 2023)

"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

Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2005-2019)

California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2023)

"Premier Ins. Co. v. Welch" (1983) 140 Cal.App.3d 720