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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.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Insurance: 50%

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  • James Michael Fraser

    Great lawyer and great person. Pretty darned good Mock Trial judge too!!


    James Fraser Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jeffrey Tyson Hammerschmidt

    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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP

5 River Park Pl E
Fresno, CA, 93720-1501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Angel AwardCalifornia Lawyer Magazine2007
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Hon Blame Pettit Mentor of the YearFresno County Bar Association2003
DelgateCalifornia State BarN/A
AdvocateAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada State BarMember1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1976 - Present
Property Claims Association of the PacificMemberN/A
California Conference of Arson InvestigatorsMemberN/A
Northern California Fraud Investigators AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Fresno County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
California State University, Long BeachPolitical Science / Public AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sacramento CDlaims Adjusters AssociationExaminations Under Oath2006
Fresno County Property Insurance ForumThe Year's Hot Topics in Property Insurance Law2006
East Bay Claims Adjusters AssociationExaminations Under Oath2006
Rutter GroupAdvanced Civil Procedure Before Trial: Summary Judgment Motions2005
Nevada State Bar CLE SeminarNevada Insurance Law Essentials: What Every Lawyer ShouldKnow About Insurance Coverage - First Party Property Coverage and Issues2005
American Bar Association TIPS SectionEthics and Experts: Best Uses of Consulting Experts in Property Claims2005