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Todd Andrew Picker

Todd Andrew Picker

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Insurance, Employment & Labor, Appeals

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About Me

I have been practicing law in Southern California for over 20 years.  I started my career at an International law firm and was elected to the partnership there in 1994.  I am an experienced litigator and have handled insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, product liability, employment, professional errors and omissions and business cases.  My experience extends to venues throughout Northern California and Southern California, in both State and Federal court, and I have been admitted pro hac vice in Arizona, Utah, South Dakota, Nevada and Montana for the purpose of representing my clients in various select maters. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Business: 35%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Appeals: 5%
  5. Employment & Labor: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Gary Polston

    Todd sets the standard in the insurance litigation field. It is an honor to know him and watch his professionalism in action


    Gary Polston Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hart King, PLC

4 Hutton Centre Drive
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA, 92707



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPicker, Chow & Freisleben, LLP2000 - 2007
PartnerSedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold1995 - 2000
AssociateSedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold1988 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
R&B Auto Center v. Truck Insurance ExchangeDefense verdict-bench trial
R&B Auto Center v. Truck Insurance ExchangeDefense verdict-bench trial (2003)
Chasan v. FICABifurcated trial (2006)

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
For The DefenseAll Aboard? The Derailing of Class Certification in California2004
ICCLRInsurance Coverage and Y2K Remediation Costs2000
International Insurance Law Review (Int.ILR)Insurance Coverage for Continuing Losses1996
International Insurance Law ReviewAdvertising Injury Coverage and Patent Infringement1994
ICCLRDiscovery Coverage and Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance in the United States: America Casualty v. Baker1994

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific,LawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingCivil Litigation/ Everything (Well Almost Everything You Need To Know ...2009
Mold SymposiumMold Litigation2005