Paul K. Schrieffer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in West Covina, CA

P.K. Schrieffer, LLP
 | 100 North Barranca Street, Suite 1100
West Covina, CA 91791
Phone: 626-373-2444
Fax: 626-974-8403
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (0%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (0%),
  • Appellate (0%)
Attorney Profile

As the founding partner of the P.K. Schrieffer, LLP, law firm in West Covina, California, attorney Paul K. Schrieffer represents a diverse range of domestic and international clients in a variety of practice areas, and he serves as national monitoring counsel for underwriters at Lloyd's of London and other UK-based companies.

Over the course of his more than 25 years practicing law, Mr. Schrieffer has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts across the country, achieving notable success advocating on behalf of the rights and interests of his clients and dealing with complex, high-stakes litigation involving all of the following and more:

·         Asbestos exposure

·         Bad faith insurance

·         Contingency insurance

·         Class actions

·         Personal injury defense

·         Employer defense of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment law claims

·         Entertainment and sports law

·         Professional malpractice defense

·         Appeals

A 1987 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Schrieffer obtained his Juris Doctor in 1990 from Southwestern Law School. He received his license to practice that same year from The State Bar of California, and he is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in California, the Supreme Court of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, as well as before the Federal Circuit for Copyright and Trademark Disputes.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Schrieffer is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he currently sits on the professional liability and insurance bad faith committees for the Council on Litigation Management. He is also involved with several other local, state and national bar associations, and he lectures extensively across the country and around the world on a variety of legal topics.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism, exceptional service and effective trial skills, he has received many awards and honors, and he is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Insurance Coverage (50%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Personal Injury - General (30%)

Professional Liability (20%): Professional Malpractice - Other

Entertainment & Sports (0%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Class Action/Mass Torts (0%): Class Actions, Asbestos

Appellate (0%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Professional Malpractice - Other, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Class Actions, Asbestos, Appeals

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

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About Paul Schrieffer

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.pksllp.com/paul-k-schrieffer/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Eastern California Federal District Courts
  • Federal Circuit for Copyright and Trademark Disputes in Washington D.C.
  • Judge Pro Tem – Los Angeles County Superior Court.
  • Insurance Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar.
  • Council On Litigation Management (CLM) – Current Member of the Professional Liability and Insurance Bad Faith Committees.
  • Southern California Federal District Courts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • CRASH Settlement Program Officer.
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association.
  • North American Contingency Association (NACA).
  • California Supreme Court
  • Central, California Federal District Courts
  • Court Appointed and Party Arbitrator.
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.
  • American Bar Association.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • July 2011 presented California Fair Claims Practices Act seminar and training for QBE Canada.
  • June 2011 Atlanta, Georgia – presented California Fair Claims Practices Act seminar and training for Catlin, USA.
  • May 2011 London, England – presented California Fair Claims Practices Act seminar and training for Liberty Syndicates.
  • January 21, 2011 presented seminar at Liberty Mutual in Glendale, California on wage and hour and employee benefits litigation and defenses.
  • December 2010 – presented seminar on current issues and trends in agents and brokers litigation and liability at Safeco in Seattle, Washington.
  • August 2010 – California Fair Claims Practices Act – Underwriters at Lloyds, London, England.
  • March 2010 – presentation on U.S. litigation to Underwriters at Lloyds, London and London Companies in London, England.
  • October 2009 – presented the “Meat and Potatoes of Broker E&O Claims” in Irvine, California.
  • February 2009 – presented a seminar at Safeco in Seattle on recent trends in California Agents and Broker E&O law.
  • February 2009 – speaker at an Accident and Health seminar in London, England on trends in the A&H insurance market and claims.
  • September 2008 – presented a seminar on cutting edge trends in professional errors and omissions for accountants in San Diego, California.
  • September 2008 – presented seminars on the California Fair Claims Practices Act for companies and syndicates at Lloyds of London.
  • March 2008 – California Fair Claims Practices Act – Underwriters at Lloyds, London, England.
  • January 2008 – presented on recent trends in claims handling and coverage investigation, London, England.
  • 19th Annual IACP London Conference
  • July 2016 Paul Schrieffer presents seminar to Lloyd’s Under 35’s on U.S. Litigation issues.
  • March 2016 Paul Schrieffer presents seminar to London companies and Lloyd’s Syndicates regarding defense and outside counsel.
  • October 2, 2012 Paul Schrieffer speaks at the Lloyd’s Library in London, England on Cyber Risks – the U.S. and the U.K. perspectives – Aspen cyber underwriter Tom Allen and Hill Dickenson. More Information
  • August 2011 Spoke at seminar on recovery of attorneys’ fees as the prevailing party in broker litigation, Seattle Washington.
  • August 2011 presented seminar on wrongful death and survival action litigation at Liberty Mutual in Ontario, California.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Health Net v. AISLIC/Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s
  • Sands v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds – appeal of summary judgment under for profit D&O policy – affirmed.
  • Hervatin v Knickerbocker – appeal of privacy and eavesdropping torts.
  • Knack v. Knack – appeal of motion for summary judgment in $19 million E&O case – affirmed.
  • Carpenter v. Universal Studios – appeal of catastrophic personal injury defense verdict – affirmed.
  • Lia v. Domaine Mumm, Inc. – appeal of products liability verdict.
  • Randall v. S.C. (Estate of Sinatra) – appeal of trial court ruling.
  • Fisher v. Safeco Insurance Company of America – Second District Court of Appeal upholds trial court’s grant of summary judgment in breach of contract and bad faith case regarding actress Connie Stevens Fisher.
  • Shack v. NBC Universal – appeal of anti-slapp ruling – affirmed.
  • Baldwin v. Dimensional Insurance Agency – appeal of broker E&O case.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s of Arts Degree, University of California at Santa Barbara
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Office Location for Paul K. Schrieffer

100 North Barranca Street
Suite 1100
West Covina, CA 91791

Phone: 626-373-2444

Fax: 626-974-8403

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Last Updated: 2/22/2019

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