Kristin E. Hobbs

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Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Claremont, CA

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
600 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-4935
Fax: 909-625-6915
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage (40%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
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A partner at the Claremont, California, location of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP, Kristin E. Hobbs provides dedicated legal representation to clients throughout Los Angeles County. Focusing her practice in the areas of bad faith insurance, personal injury and wrongful death, Ms. Hobbs tirelessly pursues the rights and interests of those injured through no fault of their own.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from California State University, Fullerton, Ms. Hobbs went on to attend the University of La Verne. She earned a Juris Doctor from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2011. Ms. Hobbs is admitted to practice in the state of California and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Hobbs has tirelessly advocated on behalf of insurance consumers and catastrophic injury victims. In her time with her current firm, Ms. Hobbs has helped recover millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of her clients, including a $17 million verdict for a security guard who suffered a leg amputation in a forklift accident, a $13.2 million verdict for a client injured in a hit-and-run accident involving a car and a bicycle, and a $7.45 settlement on behalf of a worker severely injured in a construction accident.

Ms. Hobbs is an active member of the legal community. She holds memberships in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and she currently serves as a board member for the Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Insurance Coverage
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Kristin E. Hobbs

Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage:


  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2017-2020
  • , Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association – 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Nominated as CAALA Rising Star for 2019, CAALA Rising Star nomination, CAALA nomination, 2019
  • Recognized as having one of the top 50 verdicts in California in 2018 for $13,241,365 verdict in Wood v. Vanegas, Top 50 Verdicts in California,, 2018
  • Awarded the Presidential Award of Merit by the CAOIE, Presidential Award of Merit, CAOIE, 2018
  • Recognized as having one of the top 10 personal injury verdicts in California for 2017 on Meier v. PennySaver USA, Top 10 California Personal Injury Verdicts,, 2017
  • Nominated as CAALA Rising Star for 2018, Rising Star, CAALA nomination, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The duty to settle is under attack, FORUM, November/December 2020
  • Jury Trials in the COVID Era: Tips & Lessons Learned (Panelist), Riverside County Bar Association, December 15, 2020
  • Opening up a Policy, CAALA Vegas Insurance Law Panelist, August 30, 2019
  • Article on mixed martial arts was published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Article, California is on the Winning Side of the Ultimate Fighting Battle, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Member for Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
  • United State District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • CAOIE Secretary, 2019
  • Vice President Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, 2020
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association Board Member, 2020
  • AAJ Member, 2019
  • CAOIE Board Secretary, 2018
  • CAALA member
  • CAOIE Board Member, 2017


  • $3.9 million settlement on $500,000 policy, 2019
  • $483,000 verdict, Ryan v. Haspert, 2020
  • $25 million settlement in excess verdict bad faith case on $1 million policy, 2020
  • $7.9 million net verdict, Singh v. Capay, 2020
  • $4.1 million settlement on a $1 million policy (excess judgment case), 2019
  • $25 million settlement on a $15,000 insurance policy, 2018
  • $17 million verdict, Meier v. PennySaver USA, 2017
  • $13.2 million verdict, Wood v. Vanegeas, 2018
  • Settlement of $7.5 million in construction accident case against the metal fabricator sub-contractor, Chelbab v. Paramount Metals & Supply, LASC Case No. BC514105., 2016
  • Verdict of $2.3 million in an agent negligence case, Fulton Santa Rosa v. Granite State Insurance Company, LASC Case No. BC499859, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • CAALA Vegas panelist for Insurance Bad Faith seminar, 2019
  • Moderator for CAOC Annual Convention Panel, 2018
  • Moderator for CAOC Palm Springs Conference Panel, 2017
  • Moderator for CAOC Palm Springs Conference Panel, 2018
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Office Location for Kristin E. Hobbs

600 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: 909-621-4935

Fax: 909-625-6915

Last Updated: 5/21/2021

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