Kathy P. Waring

Kathy P. Waring: Attorney with McCloskey, Waring, Waisman & Drury LLP AV stamp icon
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Kathy P. Waring is a founding partner of McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP. Ms. Waring has over 30 years of experience representing insurers in all types of coverage-related issues and claims, including hundreds of coverage litigation matters. Prior to forming her own firm with her longtime colleagues John L. Riedl and Andrew R. McCloskey, Ms. Waring was a partner at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP (now known as McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) from 1994 until 2004, and at Duane Morris LLP from June 2004 to October 2005. Throughout her career, Ms. Waring has handled numerous complex insurance litigation matters, including cases involving excess and reinsurance issues, technology, personal injury, advertising injury, environmental claims, construction defect, oil and gas, cell phones, lead paint, sick building syndrome, pharmaceutical products, internal prosthetics, food additives and other complex insurance coverage matters.

Over the years, Ms. Waring’s practice has been primarily national in scope and has included the role of national and regional coverage counsel in several specific areas of coverage. Ms. Waring has litigated hundreds of coverage matters in many states throughout the country. Many of her cases have involved alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation and arbitration. She also has significant experience defending insurance bad faith claims, including numerous appearances before the California Court of Appeals.

Ms. Waring received her B.A. (1971, cum laude) from the University of Southern California and her J.D. (1981, summa cum laude) from the University of San Diego. She is a member of the California bar and has received the highest rating (AV) from her peers.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619.237.4001  Phone
619.237.3095  Phone
619.237.3789  Fax
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.A., cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego, J.D., magna cum laude, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, California

Peer Reviews

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San Diego, California

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