Dean Herman has advised on and litigated complex insurance coverage issues for thirty years, and has obtained published appellate opinions in his practice areas. Dean has served as coverage or supervisory counsel in a wide variety of matters arising out of most kinds of insurance policies and a myriad of insured risks, was lead coverage and supervisory counsel for one of the largest bar association professional liability insurance programs in the country, and is presently National Coordinating counsel on all TSCA/Blast Fax Litigation for a major insurer. Dean defends and advises attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, architects and engineers, real estate agents and brokers, directors and officers, employers and their insurers, on liability and insurance coverage issues. Dean's experience also includes sophisticated business and commercial litigation in State and Federal trial and appellate Courts on issues relating to torts, contracts, business organizations, real property, intellectual property, partnership rights, disputes among principals of all forms of business entities, employment related issues, film financing, and securities laws, as well as liability and coverage matters for insurers, real estate developers, financial institutions, directors and officers of corporations and similar business associations and other professionals. Dean has also served as an expert witness and consultant in areas of his specialization, speaks at seminars and other educational events on developing legal issues, and acts as a mediator in complex insurance coverage and other disputes.
Member, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. Author: "Supreme Court Limits Claims Against Insurance Companies-Will the Voters Agree," Business and Corporations Law Section Newsletter, Los Angeles County Bar Association 1987. "Senate Bill 241-Insurance Reform in Theory and Practice," The Barristers of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1988. "Recent Developments Concerning Attorneys' Liability in Business Transactions," Glendon Tremaine Symposium, Business and Corporations Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1990-1991. Conference on Exposure Evaluation: Management of a Business Client's Litigation Portfolio, CLE Approved. Real Estate Practice in the 90's Real Estate Litigation: Selected Issues, CLE Approved, 1993 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California. Lorman Education Services: Panel Speaker, Insurance Bad Faith Claims in California, January 2003, May 2004, May 2005, (CLE Approved). Panel Moderator, Insurance Coverage in Intellectual Property Disputes, S.F.V. Bar Ass'n (CLE Approved). Strafford Publications: Panel Speaker, Discovery in Bad Faith Insurance Claims: State of the Law, Successful Strategies, September 20, 2005 (CLE Approved).