Alan Freisleben

 alan-freisleben Alan Freisleben (Of Counsel)
Attorney at Law

(714) 418-5797
(c) 949 274 5833
freisleben@flg.com

EXPERIENCE

  • Member, Insurance Consultancy LLC – 2014 to present. Review and evaluate insurance
    coverage for claims, claims advocacy for insureds.
  • Partner, Freisleben Law Group and preceding; Irvine, California — 2000-present
    Civil Litigation with emphasis in all phases of insurance law including insurance coverage, extra-contractual litigation, defense of professionals in errors and omissions cases,
    miscellaneous tort defense, drafting of coverage opinions, reservation of rights letters, rescission letters, conducting examinations under oath, drafting of insurance policy
    provisions, general civil litigation including employment, partnership, corporate and other business disputes, attorneys fees disputes.
  • Partner, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold; Irvine, California — 1988-2000
    Civil Litigation with emphasis in all phases of insurance law including insurance coverage, extra-contractual litigation, defense of professionals in errors and omissions cases, coverage opinions, drafting of insurance policy provisions, general civil litigation including employment, partnership, corporate and other business disputes.
  • Associate, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold; Los Angeles, California — 1984-1988
    Civil litigation with emphasis in all phases of insurance law including insurance coverage, extra-contractual litigation, environmental coverage litigation, defense of professionals in errors and omissions cases, drafting of insurance coverage opinions, general business litigation.
  • Associate, Belcher, Henzie & Biegenzahn; Los Angeles, California — 1982-1984
    General civil, business, insurance, aviation, and tort plaintiff and defense practice.
  • Associate, Spray, Gould & Bowers; Los Angeles, California — 1980-1982
    Insurance defense practice.
  • Associate, Kern & Wooley; Westlake Village, California — 1978-1980
    Aviation law and casualty practice.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Pro Hac Vice: Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Illinois

EDUCATION

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California – J.D., 1978
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California – B.A., Journalism, 1975

EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE

Insurance practices, insurance underwriting , insurance coverage, claims practices (retained by counsel for Terra Nova Insurance, Allstate Insurance, and School District Joint Powers
Authority), attorneys fees (retained by counsel for State Farm Insurance)

ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE

Arbitrator in insurance coverage and errors and omissions matters

APPELLATE DECISIONS

  • Van Steinburg v. Pacific Southwest Airlines (1980) 102 Cal.App.3d 842
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (1989) 716 F.Supp. 271
  • Schwab v. Rondel Homes, Inc. (1991) 53 Cal.3d 428
  • Marglen Industries, Inc. v. Aetna Cas. and Sur. Co.(1992) 4 Cal.App.4th 414
  • San Diego Nat. Bank v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. of Illinois (1992) 807 F.Supp. 95
  • Callahan & Gauntlett v. Superior Court (Industrial Indem. Co.) (1992) 9 Cal.App.4th 1140
  • Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. v. Superior Court (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 320
  • Pruyn v. Agricultural Ins. Co. (1995) 36 Cal.App.4th 500
  • Freedom Trust v. Chubb Group of Ins. Companies (1999) 38 F.Supp.2d 1170
  • Hellinger v. Farmers Group, Inc. (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 1049
  • Acts for Children, Inc. v. Galioto 2002 WL 31525568
  • Acts for Children, Inc. v. Galioto (2002) 2002 WL 31521019
  • Detels v. Farmers Ins. Exchange (2002) 2002 WL 31862700
  • Callahan& Gauntlettv.AetnaCas.& Sur.Co.(2002) 2002WL31268225
  • In re Le Parc Cases (2004) 2004 WL 912266
  • Onair Streaming Networks, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co. (2005) 127 Fed.Appx. 935
  • Morris v. Allstate Ins. Co. (2006) 2006 WL 189649
  • McMurtry v. Farmers Group, Inc. (2006) 2006 WL 2411365
  • Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Kanode (2006) 2006 WL 1010412
  • R & B Auto Center, Inc. v. Farmers Group, Inc. (2006) 140 Cal.App.4th 327
  • De Bruyn v. Superior Court (2008) 158 Cal.App.4th 1213
  • Portnov v. Farmers Ins. Exchange (2011) 2011 WL 6141028
  • McGrann v. Federal Ins. Co. (2011) 412 Fed.Appx. 22
  • Truck Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (2013) 2013 WL 3984597
  • Thomas v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2015) 2015 WL 274068

CONTINUING EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS

  • Professional errors and omissions (attorneys and agents) 2014
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance law
  • Calculation and Proof of Damages – National Business Institute , May 2008
  • Damages in Personal Injury Claims – National Business Institute, April 2009
  • Mediation-CLM ADR Conference, Columbus, Ohio, June 2014
  • Legal Privileges and the Claims Process – CLM Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California,
    March 2015
  • Recouping fees from counsel – CLM Bad Faith Conference, New York City, December 2015
  • Coverage for successor corporations – CLM Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 2016

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • California Fair Claims Practices Regulations Deskbook 1992
  • California Fair Claims Practices Regulations Form Book 1992
  • Mediation Confidentiality – International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter,
    November 2013
  • Mediation Retrospective – International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter, May 2013
  • Insurance Declaratory Relief in Intellectual Property Disputes – California Bar section
    newsletter, 1992
  • Twenty Quick Thoughts on How to Avoid Some E&O Pitfalls – Agents of America, February 2014
  • Avoiding Errors and Omissions by Insurance Agents, January 2014
  • Avoiding Errors and Omissions by Attorneys, March 2014

PROFESSIONAL

  • AV Rating Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Super Lawyer
  • Member – International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member – Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Former Co-Chair Southern California Chapter – Professional Liability Underwriting Society

COMMUNITY

  • Franklin & Marshall College – Admissions Network Board Member/Leadership Council
    Member
  • Former Vice Chair – City of San Juan Capistrano Utilities Commission