Jennifer Kalvestran’s practice is focused on insurance coverage analysis, bad faith claims, and coverage dispute litigation in various jurisdictions in the Western United States.
Jennifer represents insurers on a broad range of coverage issues falling under primary and excess policies, with a focus on long-tail liabilities and other general liability, pollution liability, and professional liability coverage matters. Jennifer also handles first- and third-party coverage issues under business operations policies, automobile policies, and other specialty coverages. In this role, Jennifer also counsels insurers as to bad faith issues that might arise from these coverage disputes, providing a commonsense, measured approach intended to avoid such claims.
When coverage litigation is unavoidable, Jennifer represents insurers in all aspects of litigation, including trial practice, mediations, and depositions, bringing a practical perspective to planning and executing these dispute resolution and litigation strategies in various state and federal courts in the Western United States. Jennifer has also successfully represented clients in numerous matters on appeal before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Finally, Jennifer has counseled insurers and otherwise participated in drafting policy language in a manner that is reasonable and legally enforceable.
Jennifer is a frequent speaker at national conferences and other educational events, where she provides educational services to other attorneys and those in the insurance industry.
Jennifer is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. She has also been named to the 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list.