Rachel E. Hobbs

Top rated Insurance Coverage attorney in Los Angeles, California

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Rachel E. Hobbs
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Appellate

Licensed in California since: 1996

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017, 2019 - 2024

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

550 South Hope Street
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2631 Phone: 213-615-7061 Email: Rachel E. Hobbs Visit website

Details

Practice emphasizes appellate and insurance coverage cases.  Defend bad faith actions arising from complex intellectual property, business, and commercial property losses.  Specialization in commercial auto and MSC-90 coverage analysis and litigation.  Representative clients include insurance companies and corporations.  Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Appellate Courts section and the Amicus Committee of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. 

Graduated from UCLA School of Law.  Senior member of the firm's Appellate and Complex Law and Motion and commercial auto/trucking insurance departments. 

First Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.fmglaw.com/lawyers/rachel-e-hobbs/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Appellate Courts Committee and Animal Law Section, Secretary
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1993, B.S., Summa Cum Laude); UCLA Law (1996, J.D.)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Discusses the scope of product disparagement coverage under CGL policies based on California decisions.  , Author, Courts Muddle Scope of Disparagement Coverage, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Legal, 2013
  • This article addresses a significant coverage issue currently pending before the California Supreme Court, namely, whether and to what extent CGL policies provide coverage for privacy claims not involving "publication" of confidential material to others.  , Author, California High Court is Weighing Significant Coverage Issue, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Insurance, 2019
  • Article about the summary judgment entered in favor of our insurer client in a TCPA "blast-fax" coverage case on June 3, 2014, in which the U.S. District Court found the insurer's per-claim deductible applied separately to each fax and negated any indemnity obligation. , Co-Author, FEDERAL COURT IN MISSOURI HOLDS THAT EACH FAX IN A TCPA, FC&S Legal--Eye on the Experts Column, Insurance/Legal, 2014
  • Surveys cutting-edge law and regulations applicable to financial responsibility endorsements for truckers.  , Understanding Endorsements and Insurance for Truckers, Property Casualty 360, Insurance Claim Specialists, 2016
  • Discusses whether national youth organizations have a duty of care with regard to abuse occuring while children are in the custody and control of local affiliates.  , Author, Scope of Duty to Protect Against Child Predators, Los Angeles Daily Journal
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Judgment after Court Trial for client Western Heritage Insurance Company in the United States District Court, Central District Case No. 2:15-cv-08361, wherein the Court agreed with Western Heritage's argument that the party claiming coverage did not qualify as an insured "real estate manager.", 2016
  • Appellate Court Decisions (Published and Non-Published)   Pacific Environmental Resources Corp. v. Inspro Corp.,Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2011 WL 754855, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 2 Dist., March 04, 2011 (NO. B222303);   Krause v. Western Heritage Ins. Co.,Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2010 WL 2993991, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 4 Dist., August 02, 2010 (NO. G041405);   Sovereign General Ins. Services, Inc. v. National Cas. Co.,359 Fed.Appx. 705, 2009 WL 3437823, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.9 (Cal.), October 27, 2009 (NO. 08-16306);   Sentry Ins. v. American Nat. Fire Ins. Co.,314 Fed.Appx. 916, 2008 WL 5110893, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.9 (Cal.), December 04, 2008 (NO. 07-55712, 07-55689);   Deutsch v. Traditional Equitation School,Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2008 WL 4683877, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 2 Dist., October 24, 2008 (NO. B203319);   Geib v. Cacatian,Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2008 WL 4328186, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 4 Dist., September 23, 2008 (NO. D051027, D051237);   Mercury Cas. Co. v. Scottsdale Indem. Co.,156 Cal.App.4th 1212, 68 Cal.Rptr.3d 123, 07 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 13,042, 2007 Daily Journal D.A.R. 16,928, Cal.App. 4 Dist., November 13, 2007 (NO. G037410);   Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Superior Court,155 Cal.App.4th 1485, 66 Cal.Rptr.3d 833, 07 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 12,141, 2007 Daily Journal D.A.R. 15,619, Cal.App. 2 Dist., October 11, 2007 (NO. B194793);   Ultramet, Inc. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.,Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2006 WL 1987553, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 2 Dist., July 18, 2006 (NO. B179790);   College Park Realty, Inc. v. TOPA Ins. Co.,Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2006 WL 978944, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 4 Dist., April 13, 2006 (NO. G035106);   National Cas. Co. v. Sovereign General Ins. Services, Inc.,137 Cal.App.4th 812, 40 Cal.Rptr.3d 591, 06 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 2224, 2006 Daily Journal D.A.R. 3123, Cal.App. 3 Dist., March 14, 2006 (NO. C049036);   Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Sullivan Properties, Inc.,Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 505170, D.Hawai'i, February 28, 2006 (NO. CIV. 04-00550HGBMK);   Robinson v. South Pacific Homes,Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2006 WL 181595, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 4 Dist., January 25, 2006 (NO. G034371);   Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. MV Transp.,36 Cal.4th 643, 115 P.3d 460, 31 Cal.Rptr.3d 147, 05 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 6495, 2005 Daily Journal D.A.R. 8863, Cal., July 25, 2005 (NO. S123766);   Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.,130 Cal.App.4th 890, 30 Cal.Rptr.3d 606, 05 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 5748, 05 Daily Journal D.A.R. 7829, Cal.App. 2 Dist., June 28, 2005 (NO. B170163);   Drive-In Music Co., Inc. v. Columbia Cas. Co.,126 Fed.Appx. 409, 2005 WL 844612, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.9 (Cal.), April 13, 2005 (NO. 03-56077);  O'Hearn v. Hillcrest Gym and Fitness Center, Inc.,115 Cal.App.4th 491, 9 Cal.Rptr.3d 342, 04 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 916, 2004 Daily Journal D.A.R. 1132, Cal.App. 2 Dist., January 30, 2004 (NO. B149573);   Insua v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.,104 Cal.App.4th 737, 129 Cal.Rptr.2d 138, 02 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 12,229, 2002 Daily Journal D.A.R. 14,365, Cal.App. 2 Dist., December 20, 2002 (NO. B155799); Construction Protective Services, Inc. v. TIG Specialty Ins. Co., 29 Cal.4th 189, 57 P.3d 372, 126 Cal.Rptr.2d 908, 02 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 11,122, 2002 Daily Journal D.A.R. 12,894, Cal., November 14, 2002 (NO. S099647); Najah v. Scottsdale (2014) 230 Cal.App.4th 125; Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Addison Ins. Co., 448 S.W.3d 818 (2014 Mo. en banc); Solis v. Paraiso Tropical, Inc. (2015) Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d 2015 WL 4608215; Haering v. Topa Insurance Company (2016) 244 Cal.App.4th 725; Swigart v. Bruno (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 529; Doe v. United States Youth Soccer (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1118; Valdez v. Nautilus Ins. Co. (2017) 2017 WL 3149599; Thee Sombero, Inc. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co. (2018) 28 Cal.App.5th 729; Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Mingione (2019) 2019 WL 2315003; Cohen v. Berkley National Ins. Co. (2019) 773 Fed.Appx. 907; McMillin Management Services, LP et al. v. Gemini Insurance Company (not for publication) (filed January 18, 2023), Fourth Appellate District, Division One, Case No. D079513 (Super. Ct. No. 37-2018-00054403-CU-IC-CTL). 
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Volunteer, 2018
  • Los Angeles Public Library Adult Literacy Tutor, 2018

Office location for Rachel E. Hobbs

550 South Hope Street
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2631

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