Ricardo Echeverria

Top rated Insurance Coverage attorney in Claremont, California

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Ricardo Echeverria
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP

Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1993

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP

600 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711 Visit website


Ricardo Echeverria is a partner and trial attorney at the boutique firm of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP in Claremont, California. Overlooking and handling cases involving personal injury law and insurance bad faith claims, he represents people in multiple counties, including Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino as well as the Southern California region. 

Admitted to practice law in California for three decades, Mr. Echeverria has advocated for his clients before several courts throughout the state, including the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Before obtaining his license to practice law, he earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara Law in 1993. 

A distinguished attorney with an impressive track record of victories, Mr. Echeverria's wins have been honored by many nationally recognized organizations, including being named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the entirety of California by the Daily Journal. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Legal Achievement Award by Consumer Watchdog and was also listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California by The National Trial Lawyers, a renowned invitation-only organization consisting of only premier lawyers across the country. Moreover, he received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. 

Mr. Echeverria’s one of the most prominent and extensively discussed settlements is the staggering $68 million jury verdict reached in a medical malpractice lawsuit that took place in Fresno. A few of his other notable verdicts and settlements include the following:

  • A sum of $17 million in a catastrophic personal injury lawsuit involving a security guard who suffered a leg amputation due to a forklift accident
  • A verdict of $6.2 million in favor of a 24-year-old man with developmental disabilities who was hit by a car 

An active speaker, Mr. Echeverria has been seen at various engagements and conferences, sharing his insight and knowledge with his peers and the public. Apart from his law practice, he keeps himself busy by being involved in several organizations and associations such as the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (past president and member of the board of governors) and the Consumer Attorneys of California. 

Practice areas

Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 90% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage: https://shernoff.com/attorneys/ricardo-echeverria/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Perez et al. v Community Regional Medical Center, Pervaiz A. Chaudhry
  • Smith v. Margaritaville, Inc.
  • Ramos-Lovato v. Community Bank
  • Berry v. Hicks
  • Musharbash v. State of California
  • Nunn v. Cigna
  • City of Long Beach v. AIG
  • George Sturges, Jr. vs. Kern Fuels Research, LLC, et al.
  • Fulton Santa Rosa v Sullivan Curtis Monroe Insurance Services
  • Rojas v HFS Enterprises
  • Van Zee v. Homesite Insurance
  • Colombero v. USAA
  • Stone v. Fidelity National
  • George Martin Co. v. Royal Insurance
  • Singh v. Capay
  • Wood v Venegas
  • Paregien v Perez dba E&M Trucking
  • Meier v. Pennysaver USA
  • Elkins v. Murchison
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2017
  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Secretary, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Executive Committee 2012
  • Board Member, CAALA
  • Member, CAALA Educational Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of California by The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Named Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2005
  • Lifetime Legal Achievement Award from Consumer Watchdog, 2019
  • , Top 100 Attorneys in California in 2017 and 2018 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California in 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • "Best Lawyer" by the Best Lawyers in America publication in 2014 -2021
  • 2011 – 2012 Jennifer Brooks Lawyer of the Year Award by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Litigating an HMO Bad Faith Case from the Plaintiff’s Perspective
  • Co-Author, The Erosion of ERISA Preemption of Bad Faith Liability Actions
  • Co-Author, Punitive Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Cases
  • Co-Author, HMOs: Delay of Treatment
  • Co-Author, Holocaust Insurance Claims: Getting Justice 50 years Later
  • Mealey Publications, Goodrich v. Aetna: A $120.5 million Commentary
  • The Advocate, Bad Faith Action from the Duty to Settle
  • The Advocate, Handling Under-Insurance Cases
  • The Advocate, Effective Presentation of Non-Economic Damages at Trial
  • The Advocate, Trying an Insurance Bad Faith Case from A to Z
  • Frequent Lecturer, Insurance Bad Faith and Managed Care Liability
  • Featured Speaker, The Rutter Group, Shernoff Bad Faith Insurance Seminar
  • Featured Speaker, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Featured Speaker, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Featured Speaker, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire
  • Featured Speaker, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Featured Speaker, National Health Lawyers Association
  • Featured Speaker, National Health Lawyers Association
  • Featured Speaker, Whittier Law School
  • Featured Speaker, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Featured Speaker, University of La Verne, College of Law
  • Featured Speaker, Practicing Bar Institute
  • Featured Speaker, American Conference Institute
  • Featured Speaker, Lexington Insurance Seminar
  • Featured Speaker, Mealey's Insurance Seminar
  • Featured Speaker, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Featured Speaker, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Featured Speaker, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1990

Office location for Ricardo Echeverria

600 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: 909-670-2638


20 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2004

Top Lists

Top 100: Southern California Super Lawyers: 2018, 2024

Certificates and credentials

Additional sources of information about Ricardo Echeverria

Attorney resources for Ricardo Echeverria

Page Generated: 0.051294088363647 sec