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Born and raised in Kentucky, Mr. Bolender joined the Air Force Reserves after high school, receiving an honorable discharge in 1984.  He earned a Bachelors of Arts from California State University Northridge in 1991, and a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1994. He owned and operated an insurance litigation firm (Bolender & Associates) in Torrance from 2001 to 2013, acting as insurance coverage counsel for several out-of-state excess and surplus lines carriers. Mr. Bolender employed over 50 individuals during this period. Mr. Bolender is active in the South Bay Bar Association and the local Benjamin Aranda III chapter of the American Inns of Court. He has lived in the South Bay since 1989, and he presently lives in Torrance with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling, as well as recreational tennis along with his wife on the public courts of the South Bay.​ 


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  1. Insurance: 50%
    21 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    21 years, 200 cases
  3. Business: 12%
    13 years, 15 cases
  4. Mediation: 10%
    21 years, 80 cases
  5. Intellectual Property: 3%
    13 years, 18 cases



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    Jeff provides his clients with top quality services. His knowledge of insurance coverage law, conscientious approach, and litigation skills make his services very valuable. If I personally or professionally had an insurance coverage issue, he would be the first person I would call.


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Bolender Law Firm

609 Deep Valley Drive
Suite 200
Rollings Hills Estates, CA, 90274


DCInactive 200705/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardSouthwestern University School of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBolender & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation2001 - 2013
Litigation PartnerMonroe & Shapiro2000 - 2001
Litigation AssociateRopers Majeski Kohn & Bentley1999 - 2000
Insurance Litigation AssociateSelman Breitman, LLP1996 - 1999
Airman First ClassUnited States Air Force Reserves1979 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of Court chapterExecutive Committee Member2012 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2013
Construction Law Section of Nevada State BarMember2008 - Present
Insurance & Health Law Section of Nevada State BarMember2008 - Present
Chamber of Commerce of Torrance, CaliforniaMember2002 - 2011
Defense Research InstituteMember2001 - 2012
South Bay Bar AssociationLiason to Civil Section Chair2001 - Present
Pacifica Verde Estates HOATreasurer1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Poshe USA LLC v. Nautilus Ins. Co.Injunction motion denied, motion to dismiss tentatively granted.
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Worldwide Aeros Corp.Summary judgment in favor of Nautilus.
Great Divide Ins. Co. v. Bliss & GlennonAward in favor of carrier for $735,000.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, NorthridgeSpeechBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Bay Bar Association's Continuing Legal EducationA Practical Guide to Analyzing Liability Insurance Policies2013
Nevada State Bar's Continuing Legal Education SeminarWill Nevada Adopt the Cumis Requirement?2013
Strafford WebinarOccurrences in Construction Defects Claims2012
Pupilage Group PresentationSocial Media - Ethics in a Changing World2012
Nevada State Bar's Continuing Legal EducationBrown Bag Luncheon: Insurance Products, Policy Analysis, and the Duty to Defend2010
Nevada State Bar Annual 2010 MeetingThe ABC's of Analyzing an Insurance Policy2010
Defense Research Institute 2010 Annual Construction Law Section SeminarThe Fun Never Ends - Key Construction Related Insurance Coverage Developments from 2009 - 20102010