Jenifer A. Pearl
Jenifer focuses her practice on employment and insurance coverage. She also has experience with employment law and litigation.
Her insurance practice has included first- and third-party property-casualty issues, bodily injury, property damage, advertising and personal injury coverages, involving all types of insurance policies, including personal and commercial auto, homeowners, and CGL. She has experience analyzing claims for coverage, pursuant to the policy's specific language and endorsements, drafting coverage opinions, reservations of rights and declination letters, as well as the litigation of insurance coverage matters, including declaratory relief, equitable contribution, subrogation and bad faith claims.
Her experience includes a broad range of issues critical to insurers, including determinations of the duty to defend and indemnify under both primary and excess/umbrella policies, additional insured issues, rights to independent counsel, agency issues, rescission, contractual liability claims, contribution claims and the multiple theories of allocation used therein, subrogation, tender issues, triggers of coverage, exhaustion, duties of the insured, aggregate issues, occurrence theories, apportionment amongst carriers, exclusionary clauses of all types, reimbursement rights of both carriers and insureds, notice issues, policy interpretation and "other insurance" disputes.
Jenifer also has experience at the appellate level, including writ petitions and appeals.
Employment and Insurance Coverage and Defense
Labor and Employment Law
Undergraduate: Stetson University (1996)
Law School: University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Cum Laude (2003)
State Bar of California
All California Federal District Courts
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal