James Lucken Wraith

James Lucken Wraith

  • Insurance Claims
  • California
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Advising and representing national insurers on coverage issues for over 35 years, handling complex,high exposure claims under standard form and broker-manuscript policies, including primary, umbrella, excess and surplus lines. Strategic evaluation and management under property policies (including builder’s risk, boiler and machinery, difference in condition), personal and commercial general liability, and professional liability and directors and officers policies. Handles multi-layer, multi-insurer insurance programs for North American, UK and Bermuda market insurers. Drafts insurance contract endorsements.

Advises and defends national insurers in state and federal court throughout the western states , and handles inter-insurer claims having secured recoveries exceeding $35 million. Defends insurance professionals including brokers, adjusters, and managing agents against professional liability claims.

Practice Area
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Law and Litigation. Property, Liability, E&O and D&O.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Selected by peers and Independent research. Thompson Reuters. California.
California Super Lawyers: Top 5% Insurace Law
Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research. Each year only 5% of the attorneys in the state receive this designation.
Univ of California Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree
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UC Hastings COL
Law Degree
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Top 5% California Attorneys Insurance Law: 2010-2020
California Super Lawyers: Top 5% Insurace Law
2010 to 2020
AV Rated Highest Award for Ethics and Competence
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 112234
- Current
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Insurance Law
California Super Lawyers: Top 5% Insurace Law: 2011 to Present
Contact & Map
1200 14th Street, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (510) 874-1816
Fax: (510) 465-8976
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