Overview

Jeffrey Crowe is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office. 

Areas of Practice

For nearly 20 years, Jeff has focused on representing and defending insurance companies in a variety of insurance-related litigation, including against insurance bad faith, class action and unfair competition claims. He also has extensive experience litigating insurance coverage disputes and serving as coverage counsel in complex coverage matters.

Jeff’s practice includes litigating both first-party and third-party disputes under a variety of personal and commercial lines policies. He represents insurance clients in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has a track record of success in high stakes and complex litigation.

In coverage matters, Jeff’s experience has ranged broadly from analyzing first-party coverages, including the investigation of suspected fraudulent claims, to assisting clients with the analysis of complex liability coverages, drafting coverage opinions, and writing coverage position letters.

For consecutive years, Jeff’s peers have recognized him as one of the Best Lawyers in America for his work in Insurance – Litigation.

Jeff is the editor and a frequent author of the Firm’s Insurance Law Blog, and has been a contributing editor of the Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide: Insurance Litigation. He is also actively involved in pro bono work.

Experience

Experience

Published Decisions

  • Barnett v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co., 200 Cal.App.4th 536 (2011)

Unpublished Decisions

  • Aquarius Well Drilling, Inc. v. American States Insurance Company (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-15040) (2015)
  • Copelan v. Infinity Ins. Co., et al. (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 16-55980) (2018)
  • Moore v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 12-56459) (2013)
  • Callison v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co. (California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, Case No. G050633) (2015)

Honors

Honors

Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2019-2021

Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • “Bad Faith Update: Recent Developments in California, Washington and Montana,” Pacific Claim Executives Association, October 2014

Memberships

Memberships

Member, Orange County Bar Association

Member, Insurance Law Section of the OCBA

Member, Defense Research Institute

Industries

Education

J.D., Whittier Law School, 2001, magna cum laude, Editor, Whittier Law Review

B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1998

Clerkships

  • Judicial Extern for Presiding Justice David G. Sills, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three

Admissions

  • California
  • Federal District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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