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Sara J. Savage

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Insurance coverage specialist focusing on providing coverage and coverage litigation advice to insurers.  Expert in professional liability coverage and defense.  Achieved successful results for carriers in law and motion practice and mediation.

Special Recognition

  • California Rising Star 2011, 2012

Practice Experience

  • Extensive experience in providing coverage advice to insurers specializing in 1st party property bad faith, third party professional liability claims and construction defect actions.
  • 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 lawsuits.
  • Substantial class action experience involving TCPA claims as well as analyzing and responding to 3rd party lawsuits/claims under CGL policies.
  • Acted as National Coordinating counsel for a national insurer managing construction defect litigation in all 50 states.

Litigation

  • Trial experience defending carriers in 1st party bad faith lawsuits.
  • Represented financial institutions and professionals in FINRA arbitrations.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member of CLM
  • Former Vice President of the Barristers Club of San Francisco Bar Association (2006-2009)

Community Involvement

  • Organizes charity events for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

Insurance coverage specialist focusing on providing coverage and coverage litigation advice to insurers.  Expert in professional liability coverage and defense.  Achieved successful results for carriers in law and motion practice and mediation.

  • California Rising Star 2011, 2012
  • Extensive experience in providing coverage advice to insurers specializing in 1st party property bad faith, third party professional liability claims and construction defect actions.
  • 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 lawsuits.
  • Substantial class action experience involving TCPA claims as well as analyzing and responding to 3rd party lawsuits/claims under CGL policies.
  • Acted as National Coordinating counsel for a national insurer managing construction defect litigation in all 50 states.
  • Trial experience defending carriers in 1st party bad faith lawsuits.
  • Represented financial institutions and professionals in FINRA arbitrations.
  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member of CLM
  • Former Vice President of the Barristers Club of San Francisco Bar Association (2006-2009)
  • Organizes charity events for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
  • Pepperdine University (J.D., 1998)
  • Loyola Marymount University (B.A. in Political Science, 1994)
  • Clerk Experience
    • Intern for the California Court of Appeal, 2nd Judicial District, Hon. Mildred L. Lillie, January 1998 - June 1998 
  • California, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2004