A preeminent consumer attorney whose impact on our healthcare system has been major,... more
A preeminent consumer attorney whose impact on our healthcare system has been major, senior partner Michael J. Bidart leads the firm’s HMO Litigation and Property/Casualty Departments. Since bringing his expertise to the firm in 1986, Mr. Bidart has developed the firm’s health insurance practice by successfully prosecuting bad faith disputes against insurers and HMOs. His inexhaustible effort... view profile
William M. Shernoff is the founding partner of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley... more
William M. Shernoff is the founding partner of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP, a law firm specializing in insurance bad faith litigation. A longtime consumer advocate, Mr. Shernoff has made a career of representing insurance consumers in their cases against insurance companies. In 1979, he persuaded the California Supreme Court to establish new case law that permits plaintiffs to sue in... view profile
Steven Schuetze has worked at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP since 2006,... more
Steven Schuetze has worked at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP since 2006, working on a variety of insurance bad faith and personal injury/wrongful death cases. Mr. Schuetze is the lead attorney in the Firm’s Law and Motion Department, working extensively with partners Mr. Bidart, Mr. Echeverria and Mr. Bentley. Mr. Schuetze was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1989, and the St... view profile
I am a Bankruptcy attorney with over six years of experience in the field of... more
I am a Bankruptcy attorney with over six years of experience in the field of bankruptcy, litigation, and corporate law. Always seeking to learn more in my field and help my clients resolve their problems in a timely and efficient manner.
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