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David Allen Shaneyfelt

David Allen Shaneyfelt

  • Insurance Claims, Business Law
  • California, Illinois, Oregon
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David A. Shaneyfelt has nearly thirty years’ experience in litigating complex civil matters in state and Federal courts across the country. A former shareholder with the New York-based law firm of Anderson Kill, Mr. Shaneyfelt has represented numerous private and public business entities in disputes against insurance companies and joint powers agencies.

His representative cases and matters include the recovery of insurance policy benefits (defense and indemnity) for employment practices liability (EPLI) cases, wage and hour class actions, director and officer (D&O) liability, public entity liability, professional malpractice, reinsurance, accidental death insurance, and lifetime disability. He has also handled a wide-variety of complex litigation matters involving commercial contract disputes, public affordable housing programs, unfair competition, entertainment, insurance broker malpractice, and attorney malpractice.

He is a member of three state bars – California, Illinois, and Oregon (inactive) – and has practiced in the following Federal courts: Central District of California; Southern District of California, Northern District of California; Northern District of Illinois; Central District of Illinois; Western District of Washington; Southern District of Mississippi; District of Hawaii; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is a 1981 graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. He received his J.D. in 1984 from the Willamette College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where he was senior editor of the Law Review.

He is a frequent speaker for several continuing legal education groups at conferences and webinars on insurance coverage issues. Among the webinars he leads are those sponsored by the National Constitution Conferences, the American Law Institute, the Strafford Company, and Bridgeport Continuing Education.

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Policy Enforcement
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Illinois
Oregon
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Willamette University College of Law
J.D. (1984)
Honors: Senior Editor, Law Review
Thomas Aquinas College
B.A. (1981) | Classic Liberal Art
Awards
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Highest Rating
Top 100 Graduates In 100 Years Award
Grants Pass High School
Special Achievement Award
U.S. Department of Justice
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 240777
Member
Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Current
Ventura County Bar Association
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Claims Against The Claims Handlers Under Large Deductible Workers' Compensation Insurance Policies
The State Bar of California, Business Law News
Are Negligent Supervision Claims 'Occurrences'?,
Law 360, New York
Insurance Bad Faith: Strategies for Avoiding or Pursuing Claims
American Law Institute
Sacrificing Priests On The Altar Of Insurance
Homiletic and Pastoral Review
Cyber Insurance: What Your Corporate Client Needs To Know
Ventura County Bar Ass’n
Avoiding Headaches with Certificates of Insurance,
Risk Management Magazine
Finding Coverage for Wage and Hour Class Actions
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
Signs Your Insurance Company is Leaving You Twisting In the Wind (And How You Can Protect Against It)
Anderson Kill Policyholder Advisor
Mortgage Lenders' Next Crisis: Insurers’ Denials of Repurchase Demands
DSNews.com
Finding Coverage for Wage and Hour Class Actions: Better to Split Hairs, Than Pull Them
Enforce: The Insurance Policy Enforcement Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1
10 Tips for When You Receive a Reservation of Rights Letter
Risk Management Magazine
Why a Reservation of Rights Letter Is a Reservation for Trouble
The John Liner Review
‘So, You Might Not Accept Defense Of Our Claim?’ Using The Reservation Of Rights Letter To Your Advantage
Corporate Counsel Magazine
When Your Insurance Carrier Must Provide You A Second Attorney – Appointing No. 2 To Look Out For No. 1
Enforce: The Insurance Policy Enforcement Journal, Volume 6, Issue 1
“When Your Insurance Carrier Must Provide You A Second Attorney, (Part I)
Enforce: The Insurance Policy Enforcement Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1
Speaking Engagements
Reservation of Rights Letters: Issues To Consider When Coverage Is In Question, National Webinar
American Law Institute
Insurance Bad Faith: Strategies for Avoiding or Pursuing Claims, National Webinar
American Law Institute
Protecting Your Coverage Rights After A Claim, IRMI (Insurance Risk Management Institute) 27th Annual Construction Risk Conference, Orlando, FL
Insurance Risk Management Institute
Meet Your Counterpart: The Lawyer You Didn't Think You Needed - An Insurance Discussion, Fall Meeting, San Diego, CA
Association of Corporate Counsel
Hospitality Industry Insurance Litigation Update - 2009, Hospitality Law Conference, Houston, TX
National Hospitality Law Association
Claims Handling - How to Get Claims Paid During Difficult Economic Times, Spring Meeting, Orange, CA
Orange County RIMS Chapter
Reservation of Rights Letters: Responding to the Threat of Denied Coverage, National Webinar
National Constitution Center Conferences
Certificates of Insurance: Issues and Answers for Indemnification, National Webinar
National Constitution Center Conferences
Reservation of Rights Letters: Responding to the Threat of Denied Coverage, National Webinar
National Constitution Center Conferences
Getting Insurance Claims Paid: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know, 29th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Overland Park, KS
Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter
Reservation of Rights Letters: Responding to the Threat of Denied Coverage, Policyholder's Response and Use of Independent Counsel, 26th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Overland Park, KS
Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter
Reservation of Rights Letters: Responding to the Threat of Denied Coverage, Policyholder's Response and Use of Independent Counsel, 26th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Overland Park, KS
Association of Corporate Counsel
Certificates of Insurance: Critical Coverage Issues You Need to Know, National Webinar
National Constitution Center Conferences
Ten Tips For Getting Claims Paid, Winter Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT
Risk Insurance Management Society, Utah Chapter
Cyber Insurance Coverage - Needs And Concerns, Executive Forum on Managing Risk and Liability in a Cyber-Hacked World, Thousand Oaks, CA
Getting Insurance Claims Paid: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know, National Webinar
National Constitution Center Conferences
The Reservation of Rights Letter: Respond to the Threat of Denied Coverage, National Webinar
National Constitution Center Conferences
Insurer’s Bad Faith Liability in the Absence of Coverage: First-Party and Third-Party Claims, National Webinar
The Strafford Company
Getting Insurance Claims Paid: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know, Camarillo, CA
Women Lawyers of Ventura County
Insurance Coverage Issues for Wage and Hour Class Actions, National Webinar, Marina Del Rey
Bridgeport Continuing Education
Getting Insurance Claims Paid: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know, Fall Meeting, Marina Del Rey
Culver Marina Bar Association
Insurance Coverage Issues for Wage and Hour Class Actions, 2016 Wage & Hour Litigation and Management Conference, Los Angeles
Bridgeport Continuing Education
Employment Practices Liability Insurance: Preserving, Defending, and Pressing Your Rights To Coverage, National Webinar
Bridgeport Continuing Education
The Reservation of Rights Letter: Respond to the Threat of Denied Coverage, National Webinar
National Constitution Center Conferences
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