Kristin E. Hobbs

Top rated insurance coverage attorney in Claremont, California

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Kristin E. Hobbs
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP

Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, Class action & mass torts, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 2011

Education: The University of La Verne College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023
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Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP

600 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711 Visit website


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, Eastern District of California, Southern District of California, and 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, a $7 million dollar verdict for a truck driver struck by a forklift, a $2.3 million verdict in an agent negligence case, and multiple six, seven, and eight figure settlements.

Ms. Hobbs is an active member of the legal community. She currently serves as President for the Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire, and serve on the boards for the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Insurance coverage, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, 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

  • 40% Insurance coverage
  • 30% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage:

  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2018-2022
  • , 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member for Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
  • Board member, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2022
  • President, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, 2022
  • Vice President Consumer Attorneys of California, 2021
  • 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Explaining how to handle and possibly reduce ERISA liens in a personal injury case.  , Author, Navigating ERISA liens in Personal Injury Cases , OCTLA - The Gavel, 2022
  • Explaining when it is advantageous to issue a CCP 998 Offer over a policy limits demand and vice versa, Author, Comparing Section 998 Offers with Policy Limit Demands, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association , 2022
  • 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
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Panelist, CAALA Las Vegas, Taking Adjuster and PMQ Depositions , 2022
  • Panelist, CAOC Palm Springs Conference, Opening Up Policies Post-Pinto, 2022
  • CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, 2020
  • Panelist, Trying Cases During COVID, 2020
  • CAALA -- CCP 998's Interactive Panel, Panelist, 2022
  • CAOIE Palm Springs Seminar, Navigating ERISA liens panelist, 2021
  • WSBCBA Discovery for Trial Panelist, 2021
  • Rutter Group Insurance Bad Faith Panelist, 2021
  • 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
  • Betz v. Magtibay, $8.5m settlement MVA v. MC, disputed liability and injury causation, 2022
  • Simone v. State Farm. Verdict of over $16M in bad faith action based on excess verdict of $10M, 2022
  • $3.9 million settlement on $500,000 policy, 2019
  • $600,000 settlement -- Mesa v. Avila, 2022
  • $775,000 settlement -- Glick v. Bryant, 2022
  • $8 million wrongful death settlement - Swanson v. County of Riverside, 2022
  • $3 million settlement on $25,000 alleged open policy - Rosenbalm v. Juarez, 2021
  • $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

Office location for Kristin E. Hobbs

600 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: 626-327-2162

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