38 years, 350 cases
Robert J. McKennon is a founding shareholder of McKennon Law Group PC. He represents individuals and small-to-large corporations in sophisticated litigation matters in state and federal court. He has recovered millions of dollars for our clients from such insurance companies as: Unum, Prudential, Lincoln National, Standard Life, Sun Life, Met Life, Hartford Life, Mass Mutual, Paul Revere, Provident, Trustmark and Aetna for all types of insurance claims, including:
Mr. McKennon is admitted to all federal and state courts in California, and regularly handles litigation matters in federal courts in the Western United States. He is a nationally recognized expert in insurance litigation matters and has tried, litigated, and resolved hundreds of insurance litigation matters, including ERISA/employee benefit, life, health and long-term disability and short-term disability insurance, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, unfair trade practices, and insurance agent/broker litigation. Mr. McKennon has also handled numerous business litigation cases in the areas of general business and contract disputes and unfair competition.
Mr. McKennon frequently serves as a guest speaker at local and national conferences concerning life, health, long-term disability, short-term disability and ERISA issues, and has chaired numerous national conferences on these topics.
Mr. McKennon formerly represented numerous insurance companies in first-party insurance lawsuits involving life, health and short-term and long-term disability insurance disputes, insurance bad faith and punitive damages for over twenty-four years. He now represents insureds, claimants, businesses and other consumers who believe that their insurance companies have improperly denied their claims for insurance benefits.
Mr. McKennon was the founder and editor of the Life, Health & Disability Insurance Law Blog at while he was a partner at Barger & Wolen LLP. He is currently the editor of the California Insurance Litigation Blog at . He is also a regular contributing author of insurance articles in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the most read and respected legal newspaper in California. The nationally respected Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and the nationwide Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Mr. McKennon their highest possible rating, “AV.” This assessment is based on confidential recommendations received exclusively from lawyers and judges. The rating highlights an attorney’s competence, ethical conduct, professional ability, diligence and overall performance. Mr. McKennon has been also awarded AVVO’s rating of “Superb,” 10.0 out of a possible 10.0, which also highlights an attorney’s competence, ethical conduct, professional ability, diligence and overall performance. Mr. McKennon has also been recognized for numerous years as a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” a prestigious recognition given to only 5% of attorneys in the United States which recognizes him as one of California’s top attorneys in ERISA and insurance coverage matters. Mr. McKennon has been profiled in Forbes, American Lawyer, Coast magazine, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Corporate Counsel, and National Law Journal as a top Southern California insurance and business litigation attorney. Mr. McKennon was named as one of Orange County Register Metro’s Top Southern California Attorneys for numerous years. Mr, McKennon was also named as a Corporate Live Wire’s Global Awards Newport Beach, Orange County, California “Insurance & Reinsurance” Lawyer of the Year. The American Society of Legal Advocates has recognized him as one of the top 100 Insurance lawyers in the State of California. He won the Distinguished Lawyer Designation© from the Expert Network, which is only conferred upon the top 3% of lawyers in the United States. Mr. McKennon’s law firm, McKennon Law Group PC, was selected as “Insurance Litigation Law Firm of the Year – United States in 2016” by Lawyers Worldwide Magazine.