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Craig Scott Simon

Craig Scott Simon

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Insurance, Business

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Thank you for reviewing my Avvo rating. You can contact me by cell phone at 949-300-7628 to discuss any aspect of my personal practice. I am Managing Partner of Berger Kahn, and can answer any questions about the firm as well!

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Business: 50%
  2. Insurance: 50%

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Contact Info

Berger Kahn A Law Corporation

2 Park Plaza
Suite 650
Irvine, CA, 92614

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201408/25/2015
CAActive197705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in Southern California list for Insurance LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Top 100 Attorneys in CaliforniaDaily Journal2010
Top 50 Orange County Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1993 - Present
PartnerBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1981 - 1993
AttorneyBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1977 - 1981
Law ClerkBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1975 - 1977

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Subrogation ProfessionalsN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
$950 million settlement involving California wildfire-related cases on behalf of homeowner insurance carriersIn 2010, Craig was named among the Top 100 Attorneys in California by the Daily Journal for helping to achieve a $950 million settlement involving California wildfire-related cases on behalf of homeowner insurance carriers.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Super LawyersNine Berger Kahn Attorneys Named to the List of Southern California Super Lawyers With Top Honors in the Lists of “Top 100” and “Orange County Top 50”2015
Attorney JournalAttorney Journal Community News Features Berger Kahn for Recognition to List of “Best Lawyers in America”2014
Super LawyersEight Berger Kahn Attorneys Named to the List of Super Lawyers With Top Honors in the Lists of “Southern California Top 100” and “Orange County Top 50”2014
OCR MetroO.C. Register Metro “Top Attorneys” Features Managing Partner Craig Simon, and Principals David Ezra and Lance LaBelle2014
Attorney JournalAttorney Journal Community News Recognizes Berger Kahn for “Top Ranked Law Firm” Honor2014
Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times Recognizes Berger Kahn Attorneys to List of Southern California’s “Top Rated Lawyers”2014
National Law JournalNational Law Journal Identifies Berger Kahn Attorneys to List of Southern California’s “Top Rated Lawyers – Insurance Law”2014
O.C. Bar AssociationO.C. Bar Association Recognizes Berger Kahn for Top Honors in O.C. Metro, Super Lawyers2014
Orange County RegisterOrange County Register Features Managing Partner Craig Simon and Shareholder David Ezra for their Naming to the List of Best Lawyers in America2014
Orange County Attorney JournalAttorney Journal Profiles 30-Year Anniversary of Berger Kahn in Orange County2014
Daily JournalDaily Journal Says Goodbye: “Anthony E. Shafton, 1941-2013″2013
Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times Recognizes Berger Kahn Attorneys to List of Southern California’s “Top Rated Lawyers”2013
Daily JournalDaily Journal: “Attorneys Pitch in During the Holidays” features Berger Kahn’s Charitable Efforts2013
Super LawyersSix Berger Kahn Attorneys Named to the List of Super Lawyers With Top Honors in the Lists of “Southern California Top 100” and “Orange County Top 50”2013
O.C. Register Metro Magazine2013 “Top Attorneys”2013
Law360Law360 Article Features Managing Partner Craig Simon in Crown Fire Insurance Subrogation Case2013
Daily Journal Top VerdictsTop Plaintiffs’ Verdicts by Dollar2013
Daily JournalCertiorari Denied in …Inverse Condemnation Case2012
Daily JournalPrivate Utility, Public Doctrine2012
CBS Money WatchMajor Verdict Against Water District for Failure of Hydrants- Berger Kahn’s Clients Prevail in Yorba Linda 2008 Freeway Complex Fire2012
Daily JournalDaddy is Summer Associate’s Boss – Rebecca Simon Daughter of Managing Partner Craig Simon Joins Berger Kahn2012
NASDAQWhen You Inherit a House, You Don't Automatically Inherit the Home Insurance Policy2012
Money News with Ross GreenwoodCosta Concordia Capsize No Small Claim2012
Lloyd's ListInsurers Face Huge Compensation Bill2012
Daily JournalDaily Journal: Managing Partner Craig Simon in “Wildfire Suits Targeting Utilities”2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Wildland Fire Litigation ConferenceCase Management Orders in Complex Litigation2014
National Business Institute Seminar on Deposition StrategiesPreparing the Witness2014
California Conference of Arson InvestigatorsBeing Deposed: 1,000 Tips for Helping Yourself in Deposition2013
California Conference of Arson InvestigatorsUsing Inverse Condemnation for Maximum Recovery in Fire Cases2013
24th Annual National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith LitigationBad Faith and Appraisal Process2013
2013 National Association of Subrogration Professionals Annual Convention "Set Sail for Subro"Organizing and Running Subrogation Departments2013
NASP Annual Conference Cirque du SubroThe Effectiveness of Using High Technology in Subrogation Cases2012
ABA Property Insurance Law Committee Spring ProgramBusiness Interruption Issues in Catastrophic Claims2012
6th Annual Wildland Fire Litigation ConferenceSubrogation Issues in Wildland Fire Litigation2012