Advertisement

http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bg-h1.png

[sendtokindle]

John Podesta

John Podesta

John H. Podesta is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Murchison & Cumming, LLP.  Mr. Podesta also handles matters for the firm’s Las Vegas office. He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith, business litigation and construction law.  In his 20-year practice, he has handled a wide variety of litigated and non-litigated matters involving, for instance, insurance agent’s professional liability, license and real estate contracts, entity formation, dispute resolutions, insurance recovery, insurance for environmental contamination, personal injury, commercial and residential
fire and water damage claims, construction insurance disputes involving ongoing operations, construction defect and Owner Controlled Insurance Program/wrap-up matters.

As a former Claim Supervisor for a major insurer prior to practicing law, Mr. Podesta brings a fresh and unique perspective to insurance coverage and bad faith matters in addition to construction defect cases. With over two decades of experience in the field, he is a specialist with deep and vast knowledge that makes him an aggressive advocate for clients.  Mr. Podesta knows how to resolve issues quickly and smoothly, helping clients to achieve their goals cost effectively – whether addressing contract and policy issues or litigating matters.

Mr. Podesta is admitted to practice before all California and Nevada state courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Central Districts of California and the District of Nevada.  His professional memberships include the America Business Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association (Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee; CoChair, Construction Sub-Committee) and the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Mr. Podesta is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.) and the University of California, Berkeley (A.B.).

Recent Articles by John Podesta

New Supreme Court Case on Long Tail Exposures: State of California v. Continental Insurance

Yesterday the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in State of California v. Continental Insurance, No. S170560. In its latest ruling, which will affect all long-tail insurance cases, including Environmental, Asbestos and latent injury, and Construction Defect cases, the Court rejected the “pro rata” time on the risk allocation scheme advocated by the insurers […]

The Problem Of Suspended Corporations In The Present Economic Downturn, Part 3

This is the third article in a three-part series on suspended corporations. Part One in the series can be found here and Part Two can be found here. The Right Of The Insurer To Intervene And New Issues Created By The Presence Of The Insurer As noted, the Kaufman & Broad Communities, Inc. decision indicates […]

The Problem Of Suspended Corporations In The Present Economic Downturn, Part 2

This is the second article in a three-part series on suspended corporations. Part one in the series can be found here, and Part Three can be found here. Default Judgment An entry of default judgment conclusively establishes the facts as to liability.19 Consequently, the entry of default judgment against a suspended corporation greatly limits the […]

The Problem Of Suspended Corporations In The Present Economic Downturn, Part 1

This is the first article in a three-part series on suspended corporations. Part Two in the series can be found here, and Part Three can be found here. Introduction Corporations that do not pay their state taxes may be suspended in California.1 Once suspended, a corporation effectively finds itself in a legal coma from which […]

When "Later" Is Just Too Late, Part 6

This is the final article in a six-part series on early “issue spotting” in construction claims and litigation. Previous articles in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. This article in the series addresses issues which arise during a pending claim or suit. Overview/Introduction Once […]

When "Later" Is Just Too Late, Part 5

This is the fifth article in a six-part series on early “issue spotting” in construction claims and litigation. Previous articles in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 6. This article in the series begins to address the question of what to do when an insurance […]

When "Later" Is Just Too Late, Part 4

This is the fourth article in a six-part series on early “issue spotting” in construction claims and litigation. Previous articles in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, and Part 6. This article in the series begins to address the question, “The Claim Occurs – Now What?” What […]

When "Later" Is Just Too Late, Part 3

This is the third article in a six-part series on early “issue spotting” in construction claims and litigation. Previous articles in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. This article will address issues and conflicts which arise under Owner Controlled Insurance and Contractor Controlled Insurance […]

When "Later" Is Just Too Late, Part 2

This is the second article in a six-part series on early “issue spotting” in construction claims and litigation. Additional articles in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. Practical Considerations in Selecting and Managing OCIP/CCIP Coverage for Construction Risks Issues relevant to selecting the right […]

When "Later" Is Just Too Late, Part 1

This is the first article in a six-part series on early “issue spotting” in construction claims and litigation. Subsequent articles in the series can be found here: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. Introduction Insurance issues continue to play a significant role in any construction project. Although insurance products have […]

Connect With John Podesta

Connect with Dave Walker on LinkedIn

  • Insurance Law
  • Property/Casualty
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!