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Gary L. LaHendro

Gary L. LaHendro

Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Gary LaHendro is a member of the Risk Management & Insurance Law practice group. He focuses his practice on coverage and bad faith litigation. His experience includes conducting coverage investigations, drafting coverage opinions and positions and providing advice on commercial general liability, cyber, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, excess coverage, production cancellation, professional liability, and representations and warranties policies. Gary has also monitored the defense of insureds with respect to third-party lawsuits venued throughout the United States.

Gary’s clients have included numerous carriers within the United States and London Markets for whom he provided coverage advice on commercial general liability, excess coverage, errors and omissions, directors and officers, cyber and media policies.

In addition to coverage work, Gary has over 20 years of litigation experience as lead defense counsel on cases involving soil and groundwater contamination, professional liability, construction defect and personal injury mold cases. He is also a skilled appellate attorney who specialized in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Prior to joining Haight, Gary served as senior counsel for a Los Angeles based insurance defense firm where he gained valuable experience as coverage counsel.

Community Involvement

Gary has been a certified mediator since 2000 and volunteers his time working for community outreach centers set up to help people and businesses resolve disputes.


Southwestern Law School (JD)

California State University at Northridge (BA)

California State Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Southern California Super Lawyers 2023-2024