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Herbert Peter Kunowski

Herbert Peter Kunowski

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Appeals, Business, Insurance, Real Estate, Health Care

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Admitted: 1990, State Bar of California, U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court


Specialties:  Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith; Business and Commercial Litigation; Directors and Officers Liability; Agents and Brokers Liability; Professional Liability; General Liability 




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Health Care: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Appeals: 20%



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Contact Info

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

555 South Flower Street, Suite 2900
Los Angeles, CA, 90071




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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CommendationsLos Angeles County Superior CourtN/A
Dean's Merit ScholarPepperdine University School of LawN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judicial Arbitrator, Mediator and Judge Pro TemLos Angeles County Superior Court1997 - Present
PartnerWilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP1990 - Present
Law ClerkOffice of the City Attorney for Los Angeles1989 - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Federalist SocietyMember2005 - 2009
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2009
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - 2009

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
National Union v. Saunders, 899 F.Supp. 452 (C.D. Cal. 1993), aff'd, 56 F.3d 72 (9th Cir. 1995)Summary Judgment for National Union

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Publication NameTitleDate
52 Orange County Law. 2Cumis Codified: California Civil Code Section 2860 and the Right to Independent Counsel2010
West's Annotated California Civil Code Section 2860Referenced Commentary2010
28 United States Code Annotated Section 1963Referenced Commentary2001
West's Annotated California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1710Referenced Commentary2000
40 Orange County Law. 8Money Judgment Enforcement: Domestication, Recordation of Liens and Execution1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - juris doctor1990
University of California - Los AngelesN/AB.A., magna cum laude1987
El Camino CollegeN/AA.A., with honors1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Orange County Bar AssociationOutreach to Schools and Mentor ProgramsN/A
Insurance OrganizationsRights and Responsibilities of Independent (Cumis) CounselN/A
Insurance OrganizationsInsurance Coverage and Bad FaithN/A
Business OrganizationsCreditors' Rights in BankruptcyN/A