Mr. Kendrick is a member of the Risk Management & Insurance Law and Appellate Practice Groups. His practice is concentrated in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Mr. Kendrick’s experience runs the spectrum from personal lines matters through complex commercial and environmental coverage cases. His cases have also included numerous agent/broker cases and reinsurance matters.
Although his work is primarily located in the Southern California market, Mr. Kendrick’s caseload has involved matters throughout the United States, as well as for numerous international carriers located in Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific Rim.
Representative clients have included the Aetna Casualty & Surety Company; Allianz Insurance Company; American States Insurance Company; Arthur J. Gallagher & Company; Century-National Insurance Company; Farmers Insurance Group; Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company; HDI-Gerling America Insurance Company; Highlands Insurance Company; Granite State Insurance Company; Great American Insurance Company; John Hancock Insurance Company; New Hampshire Indemnity Company; Redlands Insurance Company; Tokio Marine Ltd.; Transport Indemnity Company; Travelers Indemnity Company; and Twenty-First Century Insurance Company.
In addition, Mr. Kendrick has experience in a broad variety of general and products liability cases. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Kendrick clerked in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Kendrick’s published opinions include:
Melissa Komorsky v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, et al. (2019) 33 Cal.App.5th 960 (Excess/umbrella uninsured motorist coverage; estoppel to deny coverage)
Century-National Ins. Co. v. Global Hawk Ins. Co. (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 1458 (Priority of motor carrier and uninsured motorist coverages)
Century-National Ins. Co. v. Garcia (2011) 51 Cal.4th 564 (Fire insurance coverage for innocent co-insureds)
Golden Eagle Ins. Corp. v. Cen-Fed, Ltd. (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 976 (Coverage for costs awarded under supplementary payments provision)
20th Century Ins. Co. v. Schurtz (2001) 92 Cal.App.4th 1188 (Application of criminal act exclusion to shooting by insured)
First State Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2000) 79 Cal.App.4th 324 (Right of insurer to bring summary judgment motion in complex environmental coverage action)
Wausau Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Unigard Security Ins. Co. (1998) 68 Cal.App.4th 1030 (Allocation of defense costs for successor corporation among multiple insurers)