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Dale A. Amato, a principal in the Berger Kahn San Diego office, practices in the areas of insurance coverage, construction defect, first-party claims investigation, general liability defense, criminal defense appeals and public entity liability. Dale is recognized to the list of 2014 and 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for the top 5% of the Bar.

Representing major insurance companies, Dale has handled a significant amount of insurance bad faith defense cases as well as assisting insurance carriers during claim investigations by providing legal coverage opinions and conducting examinations under oath in the area of suspect claims. Dale has also represented developers, subcontractors and soils engineers in construction defect litigation. In addition to having jury trial and arbitration experience, Dale has prepared briefing for the California Supreme Court and have argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal and the California Court of Appeal.

Dale enjoys bicycling, skiing and music. He is married with two children and lives in Jamul, California.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Insurance: 30%
  3. Insurance Fraud: 20%

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Contact Info

Berger Kahn A Law Corporation

10085 Carroll Canyon Road
Suite 210
San Diego, CA, 92131-1100



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
2013 Top Lawyers in San DiegoSan Diego Magazine2013
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1997 - Present
AttorneyBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1992 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Rural Fire Protection DistrictDirectorN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988