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George M. Lindahl

Kelley K. Beck

Los Angeles, California
phone: (213) 488-3903
fax: (213) 488-3902
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Areas of Practice:

Insurance Bad Faith Defense
Insurance Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Business Litigation

Bar Admissions:

California, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th 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


The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1979 - J.D.
Member of the Board of Advocates and Legal Research Board
Texas State Bar Moot Court Championship Team, 1977
National Moot Court National Semifinalist Team, 1978
National Patent Law Moot Court National Championship Team, 1979
Honors: Elected to Order of the Barrister
Commended by International Academy of Trial Lawyers for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy, 1979

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1976
B.S., Business Finance
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Fifth Place at National Debate Tournament, 1976

Representative Cases:

California Supreme Court
Isaacson v. California Insurance Guarantee Association, 44 Cal. 3d 775 (1988)
Far West Financial Corp. v. D & S Co., 46 Cal. 3d 796 (1988)
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. Macri, 4 Ca. 4th 318, 321, 842 P.2d 112 (1992)
California Courts of Appeal
Zenith Insurance Co. v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2018 Cal. App. Unpub LEXIS 5905 (2018)
Watts v. Safeco Ins. Co., 2018 Cal. App. Unpub LEXIS 5798 (2018)
Monterey Ins. Co. v. Peerless Indem. Ins. Co., 2018 Cal. App. Unpub LEXIS 5124 (2018)
Golden Eagle Insurance Corp v. Lemoore Property & Mgt Co., 2012 WL 1670475 (2012)
Associated Indemn. Corp. v. Peerless Ins. Co., 2010 WL 4402986 (2010)
Total Call Intern'l v. Peerless Ins. Co., 181 Cal. App. 4th 161 (2010)
Ins. Com'r v. Golden Eagle Ins. Co., 2007 WL 908519 (2007)
American Alternative Ins. Corp. v. Superior Court, 135 Cal. App. 4th 1239 (2006)
Truck Insurance Exchange v. Bennett, 53 Cal. App. 4th 75 (1997)
American International Bank v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Md., 49 Cal. App. 4th 1558 (1996)
Johnson v. First State Ins. Co., 27 Cal. App. 4th 1079 (1994)
Zurich Ins. Co. v. Transamerica Ins. Co., 29 Cal App. 4th 1240 (1994)
Walters v. C.I.G.A., 229 Cal. App. 3d 1187 (1991)
Loyola Marymount University v. Hartford Acc. & Indem. Co., 219 Cal. App. 3d 1217 (1990)
Lee v. Travelers Companies, 205 Cal. App. 3d 691 (1988)
Hartford Fire Insurance Co. v. Spartan Realty International, 196 Cal. App. 3d 1320 (1987)
Shultz Steel v. Hartford, 187 Cal. App 3d 515 (1986)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
H.S. Services, Inc. v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 109 F.3d 642 (9th Cir. 1997)
Sentex Systems, Inc. v. Hartford Acc. & Indem. Co., 93 F.3d 578 (9th Cir. 1996)
Iolab Corp. v. Seaboard Surety Co., 15 F.3d 1500 (9th Cir. 1994)
Cubic Corp. v. Ins. Co. of N. Am, 33 F.3d 34 (9th Cir. 1994)

Insurance Practices Expert Witness:

Retained in over 40 cases and provided opinions or testified as an insurance/claims handling expert in more than 20 cases, including Starcrest v. Lexington Ins. Co., L.A.S.C. 2011; Certain Underwriters v. Karbal, Cohen, Cir.Ct., Ill., 2010; Readylink, Inc. v. LBBS, L.A.S.C., 2009; Blackburn v. Duckor Spradling, JAMS, 2009; Lawson v. American Reliable Ins. Co.,,L.A.S.C., 2007; Chaides v. Commercial Union, A.S.C., 2006; Time Warner v. Continental Casualty, C.D. Cal, 2002; Small Business Network v. Pacific Nat. Ins. Co., S.D.S.C, 1999; AAU v. Purex, L.A.S.C., 1999; Fabish v. State Farm, USDC, C.D. Cal, 1999; Lance Camper v. Republic Indemnity, L.A.S.C., 1999; Hollis v. Financial Indemnity Company, L.A.S.C., 1998; County of Orange v. Maryland Casualty Co., Riverside Superior Court, 1997; Collini v. State Farm, L.A.S.C., 1997; S.E. Distribution v. Prudential LMI, L.A.S.C., 1995; Acheson & Graham Mortuary v. Aetna, USDC, C.D., Cal, 1994; Allstate Ins. Co., v. Fremont Indemnity Co., L.A.S.C., 1994.

Honors and Awards:

Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine annually from 2007 through 2021
Recognized as among  "The Top Attorneys In Business Services" (Insurance) in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition®, 2010
Recognized in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Super Lawyers Business Edition®

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of California
American Board of Trial Advocates
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

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