Lawrence M. Guslani

Lawrence M. Guslani

Partner
Location:
Redwood City, California
Phone:
650-486-2870 (Direct Line)
Fax:
650-637-8071
Email:

Lawrence M. Guslani specializes in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He handles commercial insurance, errors and omissions coverage, directors and officer's coverage, personal lines coverage and worker's compensation insurance matters.

Mr. Guslani received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1982 and was admitted to practice law that year.

Mr. Guslani is licensed to practice law in all the California state courts, the United States District Court (Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, he is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Northern California Association of Defense counsel where he has spoken on a number of occasions involving various insurance coverage issues. Mr. Guslani is also an Update Author for California Automobile Insurance Law Guide (Second Edition) and California Liability Insurance Practice: Claims & Litigation. He also has been awarded the highest rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell. He was also recently named one of the Northern California Super Lawyers 2006 in Insurance Law by the publishers of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.

Mr. Guslani has handled thousands of insurance coverage matters, including numerous cases which have resulted in published decisions favorable to the insurance industry including Swain v. California Casualty (2002) 99 Cal. App. 4th 1; Sutton v. Farmers Insurance Exchange (1995) 35 Cal. App. 4th 795; Devin v. USAA (1992) 6 Cal. App. 4th 1149; and State Farm Fire & Casualty Company v. Baer (N.D. Cal. 1990) 745 F. Supp. 595.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Errors and Omissions Coverage
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • 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
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1982
  • University of California at Berkeley
    • Bachelor's Degree - 1979
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Highest Rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Northern California Super Lawyers 2006 in Insurance Law, Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazines

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, Member