Kerr & Wagstaffe provides legal counsel to individuals and business owners who are being treated unfairly by their insurance company.

Regardless of the type of dispute, our goal is to provide insurance policyholders with all of the benefits that their insurance companies promised.

Our attorneys represent insurance policyholders in actions against their insurers for breach of contract, bad faith, misrepresentation, reformation and other legal claims. We also represent policyholders on appeal and on a class action basis.

Our experienced team can also assist you with pre-litigation matters such as claim negotiation, examinations under oath (“EUO”) and appraisals. Insurance companies know of our tenacity and willingness to take cases to trial, so we are often successful in resolving disputes without litigation.

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Ivo Labar

Ivo Labar is a partner at Kerr & Wagstaffe. He is an experienced trial attorney. He specializes in complex business litigation. He has obtained numerous verdicts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Recently, he helped obtain the largest Dodd-Frank verdict in the country, including the largest punitive damages award in the Northern District of California in 10 years (Wadler v. Bio-Rad, Case No. 3:15-cv-02356-JCS).

Ivo is a Contributing Editor to The Wagstaffe Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, published by Lexis-Nexis. He also regularly lectures at law schools in the Bay Area on new developments in Civil Procedure, Evidence, and First Amendment Law.

Ivo graduated with honors from the California Maritime Academy. After serving as a deck officer aboard merchant ships, he graduated with honors from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Contact

Phone: (415) 371-8500

Fax: (415) 371-0500

Email: labar@kerrwagstaffe.com


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Dan Veroff

Dan Veroff is a key asset to the firm’s successful insurance law practice, which has helped policyholders recover millions of dollars from some of the largest and most powerful insurance companies in the world.  Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court referenced an amicus curiae brief co-authored by Dan and Kerr & Wagstaffe’s Ivo Labar on two occasions in the widely publicized decision in ACIC v. Jones, which upheld the California Insurance Commissioner’s broad consumer protection powers.  Additionally, the Northern District of California recently certified a class action by Dan and the Kerr & Wagstaffe team against Hartford for uniformly underpaying actual cash value property claims in California.  Dan also sits on the Board of Directors of United Policyholders, the only non-profit group dedicated to advancing policyholder rights in courts and legislatures across the country.  Further, since 2016, consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) have relied upon Dan to provide sound advice on drafting model insurance laws.

Contact

Phone: (415) 371-8500

Fax: (415) 371-0500

Email: veroff@kerrwagstaffe.com


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Adrian Sawyer

Adrian Sawyer focuses his practice on insurance and complex business litigation. He has represented clients in a variety of insurance and business matters and has extensive experience in employee mobility and trade secret matters, defense of wage and hour class and FLSA actions at the California and national level, and shareholder and corporate governance disputes.  He has significant experience in disputes over business valuation and future losses.

Contact

Phone: (415) 371-8500

Fax: (415) 371-0500

Email: sawyer@kerrwagstaffe.com