KRISTI W. DEAN, MANAGING PARTNER

Kristi W. Dean, Managing Partner, is an experienced insurance attorney who represents clients in business transactions and litigation disputes. She focuses on insurance-related issues and complex litigation matters. She is a skilled trial lawyer who litigates cases in both State and Federal Courts, as well as private arbitration, and handles disputes over business contracts, errors and omission claims, shareholder obligations, wrongful termination and discrimination, unfair competition, and trade secrets. She also acts as general counsel for businesses who seek to avoid litigation through effective risk management techniques.

Kristi is a regular speaker and panelist throughout the United States and U.K on issues affecting the insurance industry. She is qualified as a continuing education provider for the California Department of Insurance and provides CE courses to her clients and to insurance trade associations.

Kristi was named a 2013 Trusted Advisor by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She has been consistently named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” and recognized as “one of the top” lawyers in Southern California by her peers in Los Angeles Magazine, Law & Politics Media, Inc., and Super Lawyer publications.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability/E&O
  • Employment
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Administrative/Regulatory Matters
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (Insurance Industry)
  • Contracts/Transactions (Insurance Industry)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, California State University, Fresno
  • Juris Doctorate, Pepperdine University School of Law

Personal:
Kristi is California-born and raised, and lives in Tarzana. She enjoys traveling and anything outdoors, especially gardening and riding horses.