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  1. Employee Benefits: 24%
    31 years
  2. Insurance: 24%
    31 years, 350 cases
  3. Business: 24%
  4. Life Insurance: 23%
  5. Health Insurance: 5%

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McKennon Law Group PC

20321 SW Birch St.
Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers - Insurance CoverageSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell2013
Southern California’s Top Rated LawyersAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell2013
Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial LitigationAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell2013
Super Lawyers - Insurance CoverageSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
nation's top attorneys in business practice areasThomson Reuters/Super Lawyers2012
In August 2012 Corporate Counsel magazine, National Law JournalCorporate Counsel magazine and The National Law Journal2012
Super Lawyers - Insurance CoverageSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Rated Since 2003Martindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarger & Wolen LLP1986 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalInsurance Agents Key to Insurer Liability, (November 1, 2012)2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalEquitable Relief in the Ninth Circuit Just Got Better for Consumers (July 11, 2012)2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalBoon or Bust for Employee Rights Under ERISA Plans (June 3, 2011)2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalIn ERISA Cases, The Standard of Review Really Does Matter (December 6, 2010)2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalThe Waiver Doctrine, Alive And Well in ERISA Cases (August 11, 2010)2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalDifferential Standard of Review in ERISA Cases Clarified (May 4, 2010)2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalERISA Plan Administrators Take Heed (February 10, 2010)2010
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Accidental Injury vs. Sickness Provisions in Disability Policies (2009)2009
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Disability Cases: The Requirement for Regular and Appropriate Care (2004)2004
American Conference InstituteManaging and Litigating Mental-Nervous Insurance Claims (2003)2003
Western Claims ConferenceIntroduction to Disability Fraud (2003)2003
American Conference InstituteThe Requirement for Regular and Appropriate Care in Disability Cases (2002)2002
Southern Claims ConferenceRecent Developments: The Contestable Clause, Bad Faith and Punitive Damages (2002)2002
Unum ProvidentSpecial Investigative Unit Training Manual (2002)2002
American Conference InstituteThe Public Policy Defense: The New Frontier in Disability Insurance Litigation (2000)2000
American Conference InstituteLitigating the Bad Faith Case (2000)2000
International Insurance Law ReviewInsurance Sales on the Internet: A Work in Progress (May 1998)1998
Barger & Wolen LLPCalifornia Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations Manual (1997)1998
Southern Claims ConferenceContestable Life Claims (1997)1997
Southern Claims ConferenceUnique and Emerging Issues in Insurance Litigation (1996)1996
Midwest Claims ConferenceEmerging Issues in Disability, Health and Life Claims (1996)1996
ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section publicationInsurance Issues in Bankruptcy: An Insurer's Perspective (Fall 1994)1994
Chapters, Association of Life Insurance CounselThe Life Insurance Law of California, Delinquency Proceedings" and "Formation and Issuance of Life Insurance Policies? (1990)1990
California Insurance Law and Practice, Matthew BenderInsolvency of Insurers, California Insurance Law and Practice, Matthew Bender (1986-92)1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
California State University, FullertonN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Conference Institute Boston, Ma.Co-Chair: Litigating Disability and ERISA Claims2009
38th Annual Midwest Claim ConferencePanelist/Presenter: Bad Faith Insurance Law Update2007
American Conference Institute, Chicago Ill.Panelist/Presenter: Litigating Disability Insurance Claims Conference2006
MealeysPanelist/Presenter: Bad Faith Litigation Conference2005
American Conference InstitutePanelist/Presenter: Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims2005
Unum ProvidentPanelist/Presenter: Disability Fraud Issues Forum2004
American Conference InstituteCo-Chair: 7th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims2004
American Conference InstitutePanelist/Presenter: Managing and Litigating Depression Disability Insurance Claims2003
19th Annual Western Claims ConferencePanelist/Presenter: Bad Faith Litigatiion2003
American Conference InstituteCo-Chair: Strategies for Success in Litigating Disability Insurance Claims2000
American Conference InstitutePanelist/Presenter: 6th National Conference on Bad Faith and Punitive Damages2000
American Conference InstitutePanelist/Presenter: 3rd National Strategies for Success in Litigating Disability Insurance Claims2000
Southwest Insurance Association ConferencePanelist/Presenter: Are You Really Complying With States Fair Claim Practices1998
Southern Claims ConferencePanelist/Presenter: Contestable Life Claims1997
Orange County Bar AssociationPanelist/Presenter: Insurance Bad Faith: Plaintiff & Defense Perspectives1997
Eastern Claims Conference ,Panelist/Presenter: Uncivilized Behavior in a Civilized System1997
Southern Claims ConferencePanelist/Presenter: Unique and Emerging Issues in Insurance Litigation1996
Southern Claims ConferencePanelist/Presenter: Emerging Issues in Disability, Health and Life Insurance Litigation1996