Patice A. Gore
Telephone: (213) 236-1629
Ms. Gore is a senior Insurance Coverage and Litigation attorney with 10 years of litigation experience. She represents insurers in bad faith actions throughout California in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on defending insurance companies against insurance coverage disputes and first-party bad faith lawsuits. She regularly provides analysis of coverage exposure, liability and statutory and regulatory authority to protect her clients from potential liability and develop appropriate courses of action.
Ms. Gore’s experience includes all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings; pre-trial motions; responding to and propounding discovery; preparing evidentiary motions; deposing parties and percipient witnesses. As a litigator, Ms. Gore independently handled one trial and first chaired another in California Superior Court. She has also delivered opening statements, closing arguments, direct and cross examination in several evidentiary hearings. In addition to handling litigation matters, Ms. Gore has experience as a third-party claims administrator and has prepared a number of coverage opinions for insurance carriers. She also has prior experience in municipal law and general business litigation.
While in law school, Ms. Gore was a member and research editor for the Entertainment Law Review. She was also a volunteer tax preparer for the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides tax preparation services to low-income individuals and families.
Prior to her career in law, Ms. Gore was a claims representative for a large national insurance company where she oversaw automobile, commercial vehicle and motorcycle claims. As a claims representative, Ms. Gore inspected vehicle damage, negotiated repair costs with automobile repair facilities, identified and addressed coverage and liability issues, and resolved personal injury claims.
Ms. Gore has authored several articles regarding insurance issues and the emerging technology of driverless or autonomous vehicles. She currently authors a monthly column for the Daily Journal entitled, “Autonomous Arriving”, which is devoted to covering ongoing developments in the law related to autonomous vehicles at both the state and federal level.
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
2008 – Juris Doctor Degree
Member & Research Editor, Entertainment Law Review
- Volunteer Tax Preparer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
- University of Southern California
2004 – Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations
- Supreme Court of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California