Renata Hoddinott is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on Professional Liability, General Liability, Risk Management & Insurance Law and Transportation Law. She has extensive experience representing clients in general and business litigation, labor and employment, real estate, product liability, professional liability, negligence, and premises liability matters. Ms. Hoddinott is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Prior to joining Haight Brown and Bonesteel’s San Francisco office, Ms. Hoddinott served as the dedicated attorney successfully handling all of the business litigation matters for three nationwide corporations. Ms. Hoddinott also regularly lectured at Loyola Law School for one of its Legal Drafting programs.
Ms. Hoddinott’s professional liability experience includes representing insurance brokers; real estate agents and brokers; legal professionals; architects; and civil, electric and soil engineers in a variety of malpractice and construction defect complex matters. She also served as second chair in two professional liability trials involving the defense of real estate agents and brokers.
Risk Management & Insurance Law
Ms. Hoddinott is also experienced in evaluating and defending insurance bad faith matters including drafting the insurance coverage opinion for one of the deadliest train accidents in California as well as for other premises liability and construction defect matters. Ms. Hoddinott has also litigated insurance bad faith matters and served as second-chair attorney in an insurance bad faith trial arising out of the nonpayment of claims under a homeowners’ insurance policy.
Ms. Hoddinott also has extensive experience in handling general liability matters from pre-litigation to trial including advising bars, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, and other businesses with regard to personal injury and third-party criminal activity actions. She also has experience in litigating business and contract disputes including a solo trial victory involving a breach of rental contract.