Insurance Coverage & Tort Practice

Insurance coverage, tort practice, liability and insurance law


The Insurance and Tort Practice Group represents clients in a wide variety of matters ranging from the representation of corporations and individuals in sophisticated insurance coverage and bad faith actions to complex commercial cases, intellectual properties and construction defect as well as catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters.

Our attention to detail, consummate negotiating skills, and extensive trial experience offers clients unparalleled options when dealing with California insurance claims. We credit our success to thorough preparation and team work. As a testament to our trial expertise and commitment to success, we are frequently called upon to act as special trial counsel on high exposure cases.

The firm has extensive experience with all types of insurance and tort claims including:
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Claims
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Toxic Tort
  • Intellectual Property
  • Homeowners’ Association
  • Property & Construction Defect

The firm’s Insurance and Tort Practice Group is chaired by James M. Baratta, who has over 40 years of complex trial experience. He has taken over 100 cases to jury verdict, judgment and binding arbitration. Mr. Baratta is a member of ABOTA, Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, voted “Super Lawyer” 2008-2015, AV rated for over 30 years, listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers and A.M. Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and rated in the top 1% of America’s Most Honored Professionals.