William M. ShernoffShernoff Bidart Echeverria, LLP600 S. Indian Hill BoulevardClaremont, California 91711, U.S.A.
Bio• University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, J.D. • University of Miami, B.B.A • Persuaded the California Supreme Court to allow plaintiffs to sue insurance companies for bad faith denial of coverage in landmark decision Egan v. Mutual of Omaha Ins. Co., 24 Cal.3d 809 (1979) • 1974 -2009 Over a dozen verdicts and settlements ranging between $1 million and $5 billion dollars • Authored or co-authored definitive treatise "Insurance Bad Faith Litigation," in addition to"How to Make Insurance Companies Pay Your Claims . . . .And What To Do If They Don't", "Payment Refused" and "Fight Back and Win - And How To Make Your HMO Pay Up" • Authored over 50 articles on insurance issues and featured in the Rutter Group Seminar entitled "The Shernoff Insurance Bad Faith Seminar" • American Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Lawyers • Trial Lawyer of the Year - Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association • Trial Lawyers of the Year - California Consumer Attorneys • The Best Lawyers in America • Super Lawyer - Law & Politics Magazine • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles - Hall of Fame • Consumer Watchdog - Lifetime Achievement Award