Randy M. Hess

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Contributing Author: California Automobile Insurance Law Guide, CEB, 2005-2007. Speaker: "Insurance Premium Insurance and Indemnity Agreements," Santa Clara County Bar Association, 2004; "Insurance Issues for Lenders," California Mortgage Association, 2004; "Insurance Coverage for Real Estate and Business Attorneys," Santa Clara Bar Association, 2003; "Avoiding Traps in Insurance Coverage and Claims," American Corporate Council, San Francisco, 2002; "Insurance Primer for the High Tech Attorneys," Santa Clara County CLE, San Jose, 2000; "Insurance Issues for the Mortgage Lender," California Mortgage Association, Burlingame, 2000. Speaker/Author: "Fundamentals of Employment Law Practice: Insurance Coverage," CEB San Francisco and Sacramento, September 1999-2001; "Insurance Settlement Handbook-Establishing Bad Faith", James & Co., 1998-2000; "Insurance Coverage Issues for Lenders," California Trust Deed Brokers Association, 1998; "Malicious Prosecution Coverage Issues/Personal Injury Coverage Issues," Bad Faith Blockbusters, Annual Monterey Bad Faith Seminar, August 1996; "Run for Cover (Employer's Insurance Coverage for Claims Made by Employees);" "Beware of Attacks on the Liability Insurance Notice-Prejudice Rule," Continuing Legal Education. Co-Author: "Recent Developments in Insurance Law, Lorman Education Services, April 1994-1996; "Foreclosure and Insurance Issues," Mortgage Association of California, January 26, 1996; "The Workplace in Transition/Labor and Employment Law Supplement," Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, July 27, 1995; "Antitrust Laws and Insurers," California Trial Lawyers Association Forum, December 1993. Named: Silicon Valley Best Attorneys, San Jose Magazine, 2000-2008; Bay Area Top Attorneys, San Francisco Magazine and Northern California Super Lawyer in Insurance, 2004-2010. Chair, 1997 and Co-Chair 2003 and 2006 of Executive Committee, Insurance Law. Chair, Cardozo Society, 2006-2008.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
  • Insurance Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
408-341-0234  Phone
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.S., cum laude, 1976
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979, California
Reported Cases:
Dart Industries v. Commercial Union Ins. (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 1059; USA NeutraSource, Inc. v. CNA Ins. Co. 140 F.Supp.2d 1049 (N.D.Cal 2001); Vandenberg v. Superior Court (Centennial Ins. Co.) (1999) 21 Cal. 4th 815; Wong v. State Compensation Ins. Fund (1993) 12 Cal.App.4th 686; USA NeutraSource v. CAN Ins., 140 F. Supp.2d 1049 CN.D. Cal 2001; Apte v. Japra, Inc., 96 F.3d 1319 (9th Cir. 1996); Lesser v. State Farm Ins. Co., 1996 WL 339854 (C.D.Cal. 1996); I.E. Associates v. Safeco Title Ins. Co. (1985) 39 Cal.3d 281; Primiani v. Federal Insurance Co., 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 27403 (9th Cir. 2006 - unpublished).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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Campbell, California

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