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Sara J. Savage

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Practice Experience

  • extensive experience in providing coverage advice to insurers specializing in 1st party property bad faith and professional liability claims
  • coverage attorney conducting EUO’s and representing and defending carriers in professional liability claims alleging breach of contract and bad faith
  • representing professionals such as real estate brokers and agents, architects and engineers, financial planners and advisors, securities professionals, financial institutions, and attorneys in claims alleging professional negligence

Litigation

  • handling and successfully resolving E&O,D&O, employment and commercial transaction actions
  • substantial class action experience involving TCPA claims as well as analyzing and responding to 3rd party lawsuits/claims under CGL policies
  • trial experience defending carriers in 1st party bad faith lawsuits
  • represented financial instuttions and professionals in FINRA arbitrations
  • acted as National Coordinating counsel for a national insurer managing construction defect litigation in all 50 states

Professional Associations

  • Member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member of CLM
  • Member of Defense Research Institute
  • Member of Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Former Vice President of the Barristers Club of San Francisco Bar Association (2006-2009)
  • California Rising Star 2011, 2012
  • extensive experience in providing coverage advice to insurers specializing in 1st party property bad faith and professional liability claims
  • coverage attorney conducting EUO’s and representing and defending carriers in professional liability claims alleging breach of contract and bad faith
  • representing professionals such as real estate brokers and agents, architects and engineers, financial planners and advisors, securities professionals, financial institutions, and attorneys in claims alleging professional negligence
  • handling and successfully resolving E&O,D&O, employment and commercial transaction actions
  • substantial class action experience involving TCPA claims as well as analyzing and responding to 3rd party lawsuits/claims under CGL policies
  • trial experience defending carriers in 1st party bad faith lawsuits
  • represented financial instuttions and professionals in FINRA arbitrations
  • acted as National Coordinating counsel for a national insurer managing construction defect litigation in all 50 states
  • Member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member of CLM
  • Member of Defense Research Institute
  • Member of Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Former Vice President of the Barristers Club of San Francisco Bar Association (2006-2009)
  • California Rising Star 2011, 2012
  • Pepperdine University (J.D., 1998)
  • Loyola Marymount University (B.A. in Political Science, 1994)
  • California, 1998
  • Georgia, 2001