Jeffrey S. Crowe

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Jeffrey Crowe is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.

Areas of Practice

Jeffrey focuses his practice in insurance-related litigation, class actions and unfair competition claims. For more than 14 years, he has defended insurers in state and federal courts in California against claims for breach of contract, bad faith, unfair business practices, fraud and other torts. He also represents insurers in matters before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jeffrey handles all aspects of insurance disputes involving a variety of personal and commercial lines policies, including homeowners, renters, auto, property and commercial general liability. In addition to his litigation practice, Jeffrey provides pre-litigation coverage advice on complex insurance matters.


•Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2019


•Judicial Extern for Presiding Justice David G. Sills, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three


Insurance Law Blog Posts

• Court Finds Ambiguity in Additional Insured Endorsement to Trigger Defense Duty Under Completed Operations Coverage, September 18, 2017
• Professional Services Exclusion Negates Coverage for Liability Arising Out of Insured’s Failure to Mark Oil Pipeline, September 18, 2017

Speaking Engagements

•“Bad Faith Update: Recent Developments in California, Washington and Montana,” Pacific Claim Executives Association, October 2014

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Healthcare
  • Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Self-Storage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.424.8231  Phone
714.428.5997  Fax
University Attended:
California State University, Long Beach, B.A., 1998
Law School Attended:
Whittier Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Editor, Whittier Law Review, 2001
Year of First Admission:
Federal District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California; 2001, California; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

•Member, Orange County Bar Association
•Member, Insurance Law Section of the OCBA
•Member, Defense Research Institute

Reported Cases:
Published Decisions: Barnett v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co., 200 Cal.App.4th 536 (2011); Unpublished Decisions: Aquarius Well Drilling, Inc. v. American States Insurance Company (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-15040) (2015)

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 09/04/15 in Insurance Bad Faith Defense

    Very talented, ethical attorney.

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