Mr. Park has been practicing insurance defense litigation since 1976 when he joined McCormick Barstow. He has represented clients in major civil litigation matters in state and federal courts in California and Nevada. He has successfully tried approximately 60 jury trials to verdict involving personal injury and wrongful death claims, substantial fire and property damage actions, construction defects, toxic mold injury claims, product liability, commercial torts, insurance coverage disputes, arson, insurance fraud and bad faith claims.
In addition to representation of insurance clients in trial, Mr. Park has personally taken over one thousand examinations under oath involving first party insurance claims, represented insureds and insurers in property appraisals and arbitrations, and been selected to serve as an impartial umpire, arbitrator and mediator to resolve coverage, appraisal and other civil disputes.
Mr. Park has qualified as an expert in California Superior Court and testified concerning property insurance law and the standard of care required for insurance companies to satisfy the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the handling of first party property insurance claims.
Mr. Park is admitted to practice law before all state and federal courts in California and Nevada, California Court of Appeal, Fifth District and U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.
He also serves as an officer and director of several local school, church and civic organizations and has been an active youth soccer coach, referee, and elected Board Officer with local leagues of the California Youth Soccer Association. He currently serves as coach for the Buchanan High School Mock Trial Team and Fresno State University’s Mock Trial Team.
Licensed since 1976
I endorse this lawyer's work. Gordon is at the top of his field. He is an excellent and highly thoughtful litigator. I had the pleasure of working with him for four years at McCormick Barstow and learned much from him.
Jeffrey Hammerschmidt Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Angel Award||California Lawyer Magazine||2007|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Hon Blame Pettit Mentor of the Year||Fresno County Bar Association||2003|
|Delgate||California State Bar||N/A|
|Advocate||American Board of Trial Advocates||N/A|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1976 - Present|
|Property Claims Association of the Pacific||Member||N/A|
|California Conference of Arson Investigators||Member||N/A|
|Northern California Fraud Investigators Association||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section||Member||N/A|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Fresno County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|California State University, Long Beach||Political Science / Public Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Sacramento CDlaims Adjusters Association||Examinations Under Oath||2006|
|Fresno County Property Insurance Forum||The Year's Hot Topics in Property Insurance Law||2006|
|East Bay Claims Adjusters Association||Examinations Under Oath||2006|
|Rutter Group||Advanced Civil Procedure Before Trial: Summary Judgment Motions||2005|
|Nevada State Bar CLE Seminar||Nevada Insurance Law Essentials: What Every Lawyer ShouldKnow About Insurance Coverage - First Party Property Coverage and Issues||2005|
|American Bar Association TIPS Section||Ethics and Experts: Best Uses of Consulting Experts in Property Claims||2005|