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Chad Banks Wootton

Chad Banks Wootton

Practice areas:

Insurance, Business

About Me

Wootton Law Group LLP is a boutique insurance and litigation firm in Los Angeles. We dedicate ourselves to providing our clients with legal work of the highest caliber, while tailoring our services to each client’s unique needs and always striving to provide efficient, creative and intelligent solutions in the matters in which we are engaged. We provide a combination of responsiveness, efficiency, dedication, individualized attention and excellent results that we believe larger firms cannot match.

We specialize in insurance coverage and defense work on behalf of insurance carriers, third party administrators and related entities, with particular expertise in commercial general liability policies, professional liability coverage, employment practices liability insurance, directors and officers policies, management liability insurance and non-profit policies. We have extensive experience providing insurance coverage advice to insurers and handling insurance-related litigation, as well as defending insureds in construction defect litigation, employment cases, personal injury matters and other claims.

We also represent businesses and individuals in breach of contract disputes, contract negotiations, employment matters, class actions and other areas of litigation.


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Insurance: 80%
    23 years, 800 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    25 years, 200 cases

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Chad is a former partner of mine who I have the the utmost respect for his professional judgment and legal analysis. I would highly recommend Chad to anyone who is in need of a insurance coverage litigation specialist.


    Robert Keaster Ethics & Professional Responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jonathan Lewis Smoller

    Chad and I worked together at Carlsmith Ball during which time he demonstrated excellent litigation skills. Since then, I have referred litigation matters to Chad's firm and will continue to do so in the future. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Smoller Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Wootton Law Group LLP

119 1/2 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Suite 2
Los Angeles, CA, 90004




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best BriefUSC Law - Moot Court Honors Program1988
Graduated cum laudeGeorgetown University1987

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Equity PartnerWootton Law Group LLP2009 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
•Carolina Casualty Ins. Co. v. L.M. Ross Law Group, LLP, 212 Cal.App.4th 1181 (2012)Court of Appeal affirmed trial court's holding in favor of my client.
•Carolina Casualty Ins. Co. v. L.M. Ross Law Group, LLP, 184 Cal.App.4th 196 (2010)Court of Appeal affirmed trial court's holding in favor of my client.
•Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Bolling Walter and Gawthrop, 244 Fed.Appx. 762 (9th Cir. 2007)Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit affirmed United States District Court's ruling in favor of my client.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern CaliforniaLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Georgetown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
University of PennsylvaniaN/AAttended Freshman and Sophomore yearsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Monitor Liability Managers Annual Training EventCalifornia Fair Claims Settlement Practices2013
Network Adjusters Annual Training EventCalifornia Fair Claims Settlement Practices2011