David A. Evans has represented domestic and London-based insurance carriers for more than 20 years. His litigation experience on behalf of insurers in California and federal courts encompasses first- and third-party bad faith litigation, inter-carrier contribution lawsuits, and declaratory relief actions. Mr. Evans also counsels insurance company clients and prepares coverage opinions analyzing ISO form and manuscript general liability, homeowners, auto, and professional errors and omissions policies, involving a broad range of issues under the law of a variety of states: construction defects, pollution, earth movement, real estate broker liability, additional insured liability and contribution, intellectual property and entertainment law. Mr. Evans has also counseled insurers on California claims handling practices, construction defects liability and insurance coverage, handling and administering OCIP programs, and designing exclusions.
Mr. Evans has successfully resolved claims for clients through dispositive motions and on appeal. Mr. Evans briefed and argued the appeal for the prevailing party in R. A. Stuchbery & Others Syndicate 1096 v. Redland Ins. Co. (2007) 154 Cal.App.4th 796, 66 Cal.Rptr.3d 80, which clarified the limited scope of the “ownership, maintenance or use” provision of automobile policies.