Jennifer C. Kalvestran
Jennifer Kalvestran's practice is focused on insurance coverage analysis, bad faith, and litigation. She counsels and represents insurers on a broad range of coverage issues falling under primary and excess policies, with a focus on long-tail liabilities and other general liability, pollution liability, and professional liability coverage matters. Jennifer also counsels and otherwise represents insurers as to the “bad faith” issues arising from these coverage disputes. She is located in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Jennifer is involved in all aspects of litigation, including trial practice, mediations, and depositions, and she brings a practical perspective to planning and executing these dispute resolution and litigation strategies. Jennifer has successfully represented clients in numerous matters on appeal before the California Appellate Court and Ninth Circuit.
Jennifer is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2000)
University of Minnesota (B.A. English and French, 1997)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
President, Los Angeles Chapter (2019-present)
Co-Chair of Education Committee, Los Angeles Chapter (2016-2019)
Mike Rovner Construction, Inc. v. Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp., 2014 WL 3752106 (2014)
Sirius Int’l Ins. Corp., et al. v. Sup. Ct. (Larry Shaw), 2013 WL 4662872 (2013)
Giovanni Cosmetics, Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co., et al., No. 10-55418, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2011)
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Presenter “Design and Manufacturer Liability Cases” The Seminar Group WRAP Insurance Webinar (2021)
Panelist, “Handling the Unique Challenges of Wrap/OCIP Policies” Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (2019)
Panelist, “Hiding the Ball: Litigating Fraud Issues” West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference (2019)
Panelist, “Responding to, Managing and Resolving Habitability Claims” Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Defect Seminar (2018)
Panelist “Developing Issues in Policy Exhaustion: How SIRs, Anti-Stacking and Montrose Exclusions Impact Settlement when Multiple Policies are Implicated” West Coast Casualty Seminar (2016)