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Kristian B. Moriarty

Kristian B. Moriarty

Orange County
2030 Main Street
Suite 1525
Irvine, CA 92614
Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.” –Abraham Lincoln


Mr. Moriarty’s central focus is to adhere to this principle in every matter; from the first communication with the client, to the close of file. As a member of Haight Brown & Bonesteel’s Risk Management & Insurance Law, Transportation, and Products Liability Practice Groups, Mr. Moriarty has experience with all phases of litigation including early case evaluation, discovery, trial preparation, and trial. He has handled percipient witness, expert, and party depositions. He also has experience drafting and arguing of dispositive motions, participation in alternative dispute resolution forums, and trial.

Risk Management & Insurance Law

Mr. Moriarty has represented both insureds and insurers in litigation involving coverage disputes. By review of insurance coverage position letters, providing coverage advice, and the preparation of written coverage opinions, he has become familiar with an array of issues arising from the interpretation of insurance policies.

Transportation Law

Mr. Moriarty has been the handling associate in myriad disputes involving trucking accidents, including representation of employee drivers, owner-operators, and the business entities for whom they operate. He is familiar with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, and takes a proactive approach in obtaining the electronic driving logs, employee drug and alcohol testing reports, hiring materials, and other pertinent documentation in order to evaluate liability at the outset of litigation.


Mr. Moriarty joined Haight Brown & Bonesteel as a law clerk in 2012, working full-time while attending law school in the evenings. In his first six years of practice, he has handled several pro bono matters. In his personal life, he enjoys fly fishing, camping, and traveling to historic American sports venues.

December 1, 2016


Western State University School of Law (JD, 2013)

California State University at Long Beach (BS, 2009)

California, 2013
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
California State Courts

American Bar Association

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Stars 2018-2024

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