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Michael J. Leahy

Michael J. Leahy

Of Counsel
Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Mr. Leahy is the senior member of the Risk Management & Insurance Law practice group, as well as being a member of the Professional Liability and Construction Law practice groups. His practice is devoted to all areas of insurance related issues, including analysis of insurance coverage and reinsurance issues, rendering opinions, drafting of insurance policies and endorsements, insurance coverage litigation, advice and litigation, first and third party bad faith litigation, expert witness testimony and acting as monitoring/supervisory claims counsel. He also represents professionals and individuals in high stakes complex litigation.

He has expertise in virtually all lines of property & casualty insurance, including D&O, E&O, EPL, property, marine, Tech E&O, CGL and personal lines. He also handles fidelity and complex non standard coverage questions and claims.

He has also drafted policies covering a myriad of risk, both commercial and personal. He is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and ExtraContractual Counsel, a distinction held by few lawyers in the United States.

September 6, 2018
June 8, 2016
July 28, 2015
February 20, 2015
September 1, 2014
July 29-30, 2014
July 8, 2013
June 5-7, 2013
April 23, 2013
October 6, 2012
June 9, 2012
December 2011
October 11, 2011
June 30, 2005


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (JD, 1978) cum laude

California State University at Northridge (BA, 1973)

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

Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Excess and Surplus/Reinsurance Committe

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Professional Liability Committee

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Certified Claims Professional in Professional Lines
Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)

Southern California Super Lawyers, 2009-2021

Best Lawyers in America© 2020-2021

Top Attorneys in Southern California, Orange Coast & Los Angeles Magazine, 2015-2021

Insurance/Reinsurance Specialty Editorial Board, Journal of American Law