Practice Expertise

  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Services

Areas of Practice

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution


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.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Nevada
  • 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

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1976)
B.A., with honors, University of California, Santa Cruz (1973)

Areas of Practice

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

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.

Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association, Insurance Committee of the Litigation Section
  • The California Association of Healthcare Facilities
  • Defense Research Institute on Healthcare Litigation

Professional Activities and Experience
  • 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)


Additional Articles"Surviving the Loss of Your Home, Insurance Recovery Alert (October 2017)
"White Paper on Preparing For & Surviving The Class Action Tsunami Aimed At The Senior Housing & Care Industry," co-author, Insurance Recovery Alert (September 2017)
"The Winn Case: A Game Changer for California's Senior Care & Housing Industry," co-author, Insurance Recovery Alert (August 2016)
"Insurers are adapting to the surge of elder abuse claims," co-author, Daily Journal Verdicts and Settlements (August 2016)
"Is your insurance coverage adequate?" co-author, Seniors Housing Business (April-May 2016)
"This Time, It's Personal," California Lawyer Magazine (May 2014)
"Firestorm: Surviving the Loss of Your Home," Daily Journal (November 2013)
"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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