Keren H. Wasserman Associate

     

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Keren Wasserman defends insurance carriers and individuals in third- and first-party claims pertaining to automobile liability, premises liability and other torts. She has extensive experience managing general liability cases ranging in complexity from low-impact collisions to catastrophic losses. Keren has a proactive approach to case management, and is a zealous advocate for her clients with a reputation for securing sanctions against opposing counsel for their bad-faith discovery tactics.

Prior to working in the area of general liability, Keren practiced general civil litigation and business transactions for small to medium-size businesses in the areas of construction, trusts and estates, real property, labor and employment, and intellectual property. She also has experience representing parents and minors at all stages of juvenile dependency proceedings, including trial. 

While in law school, Keren was an in-house litigation paralegal at a large Silicon Valley tech company, where she handled matters involving governmental inquiries, contract, trademark, patent, copyright and First Amendment issues. Prior to working in the legal field, Keren enjoyed a career in public relations.

Areas of Focus

Insurance Defense
Keren has broad experience handling insurance defense litigation matters with varying degrees of exposure, complexity and coverage. She has been lead attorney on more than 100 cases in her first four years of practice in this area, handling all aspects of the case, including but not limited to written discovery, taking and defending depositions, extensive reporting and analysis regarding value, motion practice, mediation and negotiations, expert discovery and trial preparation.

Representative Matters

First chair on a high-exposure UIM case; secured a significantly favorable arbitration award given liability was uncontested. Last global settlement demand for the six claimants was $1.1 million, and the net arbitration award for all six totaled only $57,508.25, including an award of $0.00 for the lead claimant’s future medical expenses and $0.00 for his alleged loss of earnings as an anesthesiologist.