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Jeffrey Scott Bolender

Jeffrey Scott Bolender

South Bay Insurance Lawyer
  • Insurance Claims, Business Law, Intellectual Property...
  • California, DC, Hawaii, Nevada
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Summary

Mr. Jeffrey S. Bolender is an established trial and appellate attorney with over eighteen years of experience representing policyholders, insurance carriers, underwriters, and other insurance professionals in complex legal disputes. Admitted to practice law in 1994, Mr. Bolender focuses his practice on commercial, business, and insurance law. He is licensed to practice law in the States of California, Hawaii, and Nevada, as well as the District of Columbia. Mr. Bolender regularly advises and advocates on behalf of policyholders and insurance professionals, providing guidance on legal principles for analyzing insurance policies and adjusting liability and property claims. He researches and analyzes important coverage issues to determine how courts will interpret various policy provisions. Mr. Bolender also designs and drafts insurance products, forms, and endorsements for regional and national underwriters. He is California approved provider of mandatory continuing legal education. As the author of numerous legal articles on insurance law, Mr. Bolender speaks regularly before industry and attorney groups regarding his expertise in insurance law. Mr. Bolender has litigated scores of complex civil lawsuits, including matters in the courts of Hawaii, California, Washington, Delaware, Florida, South Carolina, and Wyoming. He has successfully represented clients in lawsuits involving insurance coverage, trademark rights, trust administration, insurance broker malpractice, unfair competition, commercial leases, and products liability. In addition to trial experience, Mr. Bolender frequently appears before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
DC
Hawaii
Nevada
9th Circuit
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
President
Bolender & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation
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Operated for eleven years an insurance litigation firm, Bolender & Associates, based on the South Bay are of Los Angeles. California. Bolender & Associates devoted itself to commercial, business, and insurance law, including complex insurance litigation. Founded by Jeffrey S. Bolender in 2001, the firm continuously provided clients with premier quality legal services and advice involving the latest law and jurisprudence of multiple jurisdictions, including California, Nevada and Hawaii. The Firm employed over fifty individuals in the South Bay area from 2001 to 2013.
Litigation Partner
Monroe & Shapiro
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Defended lawsuits throughout the United States against a variety of defendants in the water sports and extreme sports industries, including scuba instructors, dive shops and guides, dive product manufacturers and distributors, etc. Founded insurance coverage department with emphasis on analysis of liability insurance policies involving claims of bodily injury, property damage, personal and business torts, etc.
Litigation Associate
Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley
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Litigated insurance coverage disputes and served as coverage counsel in numerous construction defect mediations as junior and mid-level associate for two 100+ attorney firm. Personally handled the prosecution and defense of lawsuits seeking declaratory relief and contribution, as well as defending bad faith lawsuits. Drafted dozens of complaints, responsive pleadings, coverage opinions, and reservation-of-rights letters. Developed substantial skill at motion practice, depositions, and trial preparation
Insurance Litigation Associate
Selman Breitman
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My responsibilities included analyzing disputed insurance language and advising insurance carriers of their contractual and extracontractual risks and duties to their policyholders. I filed numerous declaratory relief actions, both against policyholders for reimbursement and non-participating carriers for indemnification, contribution, and subrogation. Many of the issues I dealt with involved the seminal Cumis opinion and subsequent codification of its essential rule as set forth at section 2860 of the California Civil Code.
Litigation Law Clerk
Ropers & Folino
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Airman First Class
United States Air Force Reserve
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Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. / Law (1994)
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California State University - Northridge
B.A. / Speech (1991)
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Awards
American Jurisprudence Award for Insurance Law
American Jurisprudence
Professional Associations
American Inns of Court - Benjamin Aranda III
Master
- Current
Nevada State Bar
Member
- Current
Construction Law Section of State Bar of Nevada
Member
- Current
Activities: As a member of the newly formed section, I organized and promoted the section's initial efforts to educate its members regarding insurance related construction issues. The initial presentation was given during the spring of 2010 at both Reno and Las Vegas locations. Later that autumn, a full-day seminar was put on in Reno and Las Vegas with co-organizer Dennis Jones.
Health & Insurance Law Section of State Bar of Nevada
Member
- Current
Activities: As a member of the newly formed section, I was offered the opportunity to speak at a breakout section at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Nevada. Mr. Bolender presented an early version of his 5-step method of analyzing complex issues relating to disputes over liability insurance coverage.
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Hawai'l State Bar
Member
- Current
South Bay Bar Association
Liaison to Chairman of Civil Section
- Current
Activities: Organize brownbag civil litigation seminars at Torrance Courthouse to provide lawyers with continuing legal education.
Pacifica Verde Homeowners Association
Treasurer
- Current
California State Bar # 174423
Member
- Current
Clark County Bar Association
Member
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Torrance Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Defense Research Institute
Member
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Activities: Drafted and presented an article, including a live presentation and slideshow, regarding recent insurance case law developments throughout the United States on matters related to construction defects.
Los Angeles County Bar Assocation
Member
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Certifications
Approved Provider of Continuing Legal Education
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Bolender Law Firm
Social Media
Contact & Map
Bolender Law Firm
609 Deep Valley Drive
Rollings Hills Estates, CA 90274
USA
Telephone: (310) 896-2444
Cell: (310) 809-7781