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Richard E. Wirick

Richard E. Wirick

Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Richard Wirick is a member of the firm’s Risk Management & Insurance Law Practice Group. He focuses on insurance coverage, opinion practice on first and third party policies, bad faith defense involving multimillion dollar exposure and all phases of insurance litigation including depositions and examinations under oath all the way through trial and appellate work on coverage and bad faith cases.

Mr. Wirick has advised insurers in coverage actions on disputes arising out of all types of liability policies. He has extensive experience evaluating ceding insurers and reinsurers in high-exposure matters, providing underwriting advice and assistance in drafting new policy forms and representing large industry carriers in all phases of declaratory relief actions and ADR forums. He has also defended attorneys, accountants, and insurance brokers and agents in professional liability actions, and municipalities in labor and employment matters.

For several decades, Mr. Wirick has been providing opinion practice and litigation for CGL carriers. His clients have included casualty and property insurers, life insurers, reinsurers, HMOs and PPOs, rating bureaus, offshore captive insurers and alternative market entities.

Before law school Mr. Wirick trained as a journalist at the New York Times, and continues to publish on social and cultural issues for a wide variety of periodicals in the  U.S., Canada and the U.K. He is the book critic for the LA Daily Journal and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.


University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1977) cum laude

University of California at Davis (JD, 1984)

California State Courts
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

American Board of Trial Advocacy