Clarke B. Holland

Clarke B. Holland

Partner

Clarke has spent the last forty years working with insurance company clients in complex property damage and bad faith litigation, primarily related to large man-made and natural disasters. Clarke headed litigation teams defending cases arising from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. He also played a key role in the appellate cases that resulted from Hurricane Katrina.

Although Clarke has handled over 25 jury trials, his true passion shows in appellate matters where he has educated many a judicial panel on the complexities of insurance coverage. He has over 25 published opinions to his credit, including a victory in the California Supreme Court. Clarke also provides services as an expert witness on insurance claims handling and coverage issues, in both state and federal matters.

When he is not busy litigating, Clarke is a top-level athlete who has competed in the international CrossFit Games since 2012.


Bar Admissions

California, 1977

U.S. District Court for Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits

Education

University of California, Berkeley (A.B.)

University of California, Los Angeles (J.D.)

Published Cases

Paslay v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co. (2016) 248 Cal.App.4th 639

Lee v. California Capital Ins. Co. (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 1154

North Counties Engineering, Inc. v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co. (2014) 224 Cal.App.4th 902

Village Northridge Homeowners Ass’n v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2010) 50 Cal.4th 913

Pioneer Tower Owners Ass’n v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2009) 12 N.Y.3d 302 (amicus)

Broussard v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2008) 523 F.3d 618

Tuepker v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2007) 507 F.3d 346

Cheviot Vista Homeowners Ass’n v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2006) 143 Cal.App.4th 1486

Lincoln Fountain Villas Homeowners Ass’n v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2006) 136 Cal.App.4th 999

1231 Euclid Homeowners Ass’n v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2006) 135 Cal.App.4th 1008

Parkview Villa Ass’n, Inc. v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2005) 133 Cal.App.4th 1197

Davaloo v. State Farm Ins. Co. (2005) 135 Cal.App.4th 409

Schwartz v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2001) 88 Cal.App.4th 1329

Jang v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (2000) 80 Cal.App.4th 1291

Cohen v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (1999) 68 F.Supp.2d 1151

State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v. East Bay Municipal Utility District (1997) 53 Cal.App.4th 769

Stein v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co. (D.Haw. 1996) 934 F.Supp.1171

Marina Green Homeowners Ass’n v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. (1994) 25 Cal.App.4th 200

Larkspur Isle Condominium Owners’ Ass’n, Inc. v. Farmers Ins. Group (1994) 31 Cal.App.4th 106

Gaskell v. Weir (9th Cir. 1993) 10 F.3d 626

Chadwick v. Fire Ins. Exchange (1993) 17 Cal.App.4th 1112

State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v. Von der Leith (1991) 54 Cal.3d 1123

Davis v. State Farm Ins. Co. (1989) 214 Cal.App.3d 227

State Farm Fire and Cas. Co. v. Superior Court (Bolek) (1989) 210 Cal.App.3d 604

Stinson v. Home Ins. Co. (N.D.Cal. 1988) 690 F.Supp. 882

California Union Ins. Co. v. Trinity River Land Co., Inc. (1980) 105 Cal.App.3d 104

Professional Associations

Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Property Law Insurance Committee, 1989-1990)

Northern California Super Lawyer, 2004-2017

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