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A business trial and appellate lawyer since 1982, Drew E. Pomerance specializes in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and employment litigation. Mr. Pomerance has dedicated his practice to representing the business community in all aspects of insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, employment and privacy issues, and trial and appellate argument.  . 

He represents businesses of every size and type in a variety of matters, typically involving insurance coverage or bad faith issues, as well as labor and employment counseling.  He also litigates trade secret issues for businesses, including insurance coverage matters for misappropriation lawsuits.  Mr. Pomerance is one of the most experienced class action attorneys in the country, having represented a number of different classes of employers against a variety of property and casualty insurance carriers for bad faith practices impacting hundreds of millions of dollars in premiums.  


He has also represented different classes of consumers against their automobile carriers for violations of law in the manner of assessing premiums. He is one of a select group of lawyers to handle a class action lawsuit through its beginning stages, to trial, and ultimately on appeal.


Reported Cases


Drew has served as lead counsel or co-counsel on more than 10winning published appellate decisions and counting, including:


Palm Medical Group v. State Fund (2008) 161 Cal. App. 4th 206


Donabedian v. Mercury Ins. Co. (2004) 116 Cal.App.4th 968


State Compensation Insurance Fund v. The Superior Court of Orange County; Shaefer Ambulance Service, Inc., et al., Real Parties in Interest (1999) 24 Cal.4th 930, 103 Cal.Rptr.2d 662


Joe Notrica dba. Notrica’s 32nd St. Markets v. State Fund, (1999) 70 Cal.App.4th 911, 83 Cal.Rptr.2d 89 [rev. denied 7/14/99]


MacGregor Yacht Corp. v. State Fund, (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 448, 74 Cal.Rptr.2d 473 [rev. denied 7/29/98]


Air-Sea Forwarders v. Air Asia, 880 F.2d 176 [9th Cir. 1989]


Tozer v. LTV Corporation, 792 F.2d 403 [4th Cir.1986]


Hingson v. Pacific Southwest Airlines, 743 F.2d 1408 [9th Cir. 1984]


Stud v. Trans International Airlines, 727 F.2d 880 [9th Cir. 1984]


James v. Bell Helicopter, 715 F.2d 166 [5th Cir.1983]




President of one of City of Hope’s fund-raising chapters for two years. Currently sits on the Board of Trustee for the Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.




“Settlement Negotiations” chapter in Mark Dombroff’s 1987 treatise Personal Injury Defense Techniques


 “Trade Secret Insurance” published in the November 1999 issue of the California Lawyer magazine


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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 35%
  2. Employment & Labor: 35%
  3. Business: 30%

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Contact info

5820 Canoga Ave #250
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
"5 out of 5" AV® Preeminent™ peer ratingMartindale HubbellN/A
Top 25 Lawyers in the San Fernando ValleySan Fernando Valley Business JournalN/A
Southern California Super LawyerLos Angeles MagazineN/A
Elected Member, ABOTAAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A
Most Influential People in CA Workers' CompWorkers' Comp ExecutiveN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRoxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of Los AngelesN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesElected MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$90 Million VerdictSuccess - $90,000,000 Verdict
$20 Million Jury VerdictSuccess - $20,000,000 Verdict
Defense of Misappropriation of Trade SecretsSuccess
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Lawyer MagazineTrade Secret Insurance1999
Personal Injury Defense TechniquesSettlement Negotiations1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles ConventionCurrent Trends in Wage and Hour Cases2013
52nd Annual Consumer Attorneys of California ConventionThe Latest Cases on Class Certification2013