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David Allen Shaneyfelt

Insurance Attorney at Calabasas, CA

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  • State Years
    California - CA 17 years
    Illinois - IL 32 years
    Oregon - OR 39 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1984
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    I represent companies and individuals in disputes against insurance companies for coverage of employment practices suits, general liability, officer and director, professional malpractice and other insurance coverage disputes.

    17 years

  2. Litigation
    I engage in complex civil litigation matters in state and Federal courts involving a wide variety of commercial disputes.

    39 years

I represent companies and individuals in disputes against insurance companies. I am thankful to have been a shareholder at Anderson Kill, the nation’s leading law firm in representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. I am now with the Alvarez Firm and my representative cases and matters include the recovery of insurance policy benefits (defense and indemnity) for wage and hour class actions, director and officer (D&O) liability, and professional malpractice. My clients tend to be in the transportation, manufacturing, or hospitality industries. I am a member of three state bars – California, Illinois, and Oregon (inactive) – and have practiced in the following Federal courts: Central District of California; Southern District of California, Northern District of California; Northern District of Illinois; Central District of Illinois; Middle District of Florida, Western District of Washington; Southern District of Mississippi; District of Hawaii; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Alvarez Firm, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Anderson Kill
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Wood and Bender
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Thomas Aquinas College
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Hoogendoorn & Talbot
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Associate
  • McBride Baker & Coles
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • U.S. Department Of Justice, Civil Div.
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Legal Services Corp.
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Attorney
  • American Legislative Exchange Council
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Associate
  • Montgomery LeChevallier & Englund
  • 1984 - 1985
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  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Thomas Aquinas College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Brat Motors, Inc. v. Western Heritage Insurance Co. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Settlement
  • 721 Industries v. Five-Star Audiovisual, Inc. (Santa Barbara Superior Court)
  • Settlement
  • Sam Goldenfeather, LLC v. Amazing Hospitality Group, LLC, (San Diego Superior Court)
  • Successful verdict following trial
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  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Book Dedication
  • Drug Testing Law, Technology and Practice (Callaghan)
  • 1990
  • Outstanding Performance Rating
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1988
  • Top 100 Graduates In 100 Years
  • Grants Pass High School
  • 1988
  • Special Achievement Award
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1987
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  • Willamette Law Journal
  • Courts Are No Place For Fun and Frivolity: A Warning to Vexatious Litigants and Over-Zealous Attorneys
  • 1984
  • Willamette Law Journal
  • Personnel Changes in the Oregon Supreme Court
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Law Institute/CLE
  • Insurance Bad Faith: Strategies for Avoiding or Pursuing Claims
  • 2015
  • National Constitution Conferences
  • The Reservation of Rights Letter: Respond to the Threat of Denied Coverage
  • 2015
  • National Constitution Conferences
  • Certificates of Insurance: Critical Coverage Issues You Need to Know
  • 2015
  • National Constitution Conferences
  • Getting Insurance Claims Paid: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know
  • 2014
  • Executive Forum on Managing Risk and Liability in a Cyber-Hacked World
  • Cyber Insurance Coverage - Needs And Concerns
  • 2014
  • Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Ten Tips for Getting Claims Paid
  • 2014
  • Kansas City-Missouri Bar Association Corporate Counsel Institute
  • The Reservation of Rights Letter: Responding To The Threat Of Denied Coverage
  • 2012
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (San Diego chapter)
  • An Insurer’s Reservation of Rights and the Policyholder’s Response
  • 2011
  • Risk Insurance Management Society (Orange County)
  • Claims Handling – How To Get Claims Paid In Difficult Economic Times
  • 2010
  • Hospitality Industry Bar Association
  • Hospitality Industry Insurance Litigation Update - 2009
  • 2009
  • California MCLE
  • Effective Legal Writing
  • 2009
  • Insurance Risk Management Institute (IRMI) Annual Conference
  • When Are You Entitled To Independent Counsel?
  • 2007
  • California MCLE
  • Affordable Housing Litigation: Insurance Coverage Strategies; Summary Judgment
  • 2006
  • Great Lakes Center for Law and Justice (Annual Conference)
  • The Law of Title VII Religious Discrimination
  • 1998
  • Great Lakes Center for Law and Justice (Annual Conference)
  • The Law of Title VII Religious Discrimination
  • 1997
  • Dupage County Bar Corporate Committee
  • An Overview of the Law of Drug Testing in the Workplace
  • 1993
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Testimony Before the U.S. Department of Transportation Public Hearing on Proposed Alcohol and Drug Regulations
  • 1993
  • Tier II & III Federal Agencies
  • Implementation of the Federal Drug Testing Plan
  • 1989
  • Tier I Federal Agencies
  • Implementation of the Federal Drug Testing Plan
  • 1988
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dave is both an excellent litigator and a wise counselor to both businesses and individuals who find themselves in a tangle with an insurance carrier. He will advise clients on avoiding the time and cost of litigation where possible, and will take up their cause in the courtroom when litigation is unavoidable. Dave has been a mentor to me, professionally and personally, and I trust his good counsel. The genuine care he has for those who seek his guidance is just one of the many ways Dave stands apart from his peers. I highly recommend Dave to potential clients and fellow attorneys alike."
Insurance Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dave Shaneyfelt is unparalleled when it comes to strategic thinking and getting to the bottom line of issues and beyond. Dave is efficient, a great strategist and is sensitive to his clients' needs."
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Calabasas Insurance Lawyer David Allen Shaneyfelt
David Allen Shaneyfelt
Insurance Attorney
Calabasas, CA
Licensed for 39 years