2442 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Mr. VonderHaar is the principal of MRV Law Inc., a firm that specializes in insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, risk transfer, and contracts. The firm was established in 2017. Mark is a 2016-2019 Best Lawyer and has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Review Rating. His experience with insurance-related legal issues includes analysis of insurance coverage issues, providing opinion letters, drafting of underwriting and policy forms for the construction industry, representation of loss portfolio transfer companies, and representation of policy holders and judgment creditors in bad faith actions. Mark is an active member of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, and CLM Claims College. He is a graduate of the Litigation Management Institute, certified by Harvard Law School PIL Mediation Program, and he attended Pepperdine Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Mark received his law degree from the University of Minnesota, where he also distinguished himself as a student-athlete and Williams Scholar.
PO BOX 496, 363 North Broadway, Tupelo, MS 38802
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, an American Bar Association Accredited Organization. PRACTICE VENUES: Mississippi; United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. PRACTICE AREAS: General Insurance and Corporate Defense; Moeller Counsel; Products Liability Defense; Insurance Coverage Law; Fraud and Arson Defense and Special Investigations; Labor & Employment Litigation; Bad Faith Defense; Automobile Liability and Uninsured Motorist Defense; Toxic Tort Defense; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Mediation; Expert Witness; Interpleader Proactive. Education: University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., Valedictorian, with distinction, 1976); University of Southern California (M.S., 1974); University of Southern Mississippi (B.S., 1971); Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi Outstanding First Year Student Award. Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal (1976). Law clerk, Honorable William C. Keady, Chief Judge, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi (1977-79). Listed in Who’s Who in Mississippi Law.
Southfield, MI 48076, USA
Jim practices in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial litigation, contract litigation, and commercial transactional law. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law. Wilson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1988, has participated in several American Bar Association committees and workshops, and is a frequent speaker at insurance coverage events, including before the Reinsurance Committee of Lloyd’s, London, RIMS, and insurance coverage conferences.
120 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
Reid A. Winthrop is the founder and managing partner of Winthrop Law Group, P.C. Mr. Winthrop previously worked for Stroock, Stroock & Lavan, LLP where he handled hundreds of litigation matters involving all types of insurance disputes including: commercial general liability, specialty lines insurance, property and casualty insurance, life, health and disability insurance, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, as well as both small and complex business disputes. He also represented insurance companies in first-party and third-party insurance lawsuits involving an array insurance issues, insurance bad faith and punitive damages. Mr. Winthrop also was integral in addressing issues involving an insurer’s duty to defend and indemnify its insureds after the insureds were sued by third parties. Mr. Winthrop is now using this knowledge and experience to represent policyholders, insureds, claimants and other consumers and businesses who believe that an insurance company wrongfully and unreasonably denied their claim for insurance benefits. Mr. Winthrop has also expanded his practice to handle both minor and catastrophic personal injury lawsuits, which often involve overlapping insurance issues. Mr. Winthrop has years of expertise in litigating all types of disputes where insurance issues are implicated, and has uses his skill and expertise when analyzing coverage questions and ultimately disputes. In addition to being an experienced insurance litigator, Mr. Winthrop represents individuals and small-to-large companies as they litigate and otherwise attempt to resolve their business disputes. Mr. Winthrop handles all types of business disputes. Mr. Winthrop is admitted to practice in all California state and federal courts. Mr. Winthrop now uses his years of experience defending insurance companies to fight for consumers and policyholders. Mr. Winthrop was born and raised in Orange County, California, and currently calls Newport Beach, California home, along with his two overly active daughters.
1300 Clay St, STE 800, Oakland, CA 94612
George D. Yaron is a native San Franciscan who graduated from San Francisco State University in 1977 and was immediately commissioned in the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant. George went on to law school at Golden Gate University School of Law in 1980, graduating in the top quartile of his class. Following law school, he fulfilled a four-year commitment to the United States Marine Corps, principally as a Judge Advocate with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing in Southern California based at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. While there, he was promoted to Chief Trial Counsel, supervising three other prosecuting attorneys, and trying 27 general courts-martial (felony cases) and over 100 special courts-martial (misdemeanor cases) to verdict. He was decorated with the Navy Achievement Medal for his successful service and left active duty from the Marine Corps as a Captain in 1984 to pursue a civilian litigation career, first with the Redding-based insurance defense firm of Moss & Enochian, and later with the San Francisco-based firms of Fisher & Hurst and Kenney, Burd, Knutsen & Markowitz. He is admitted to practice before all the federal and state courts in the states of California and Nevada, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the San Francisco and Clark County Bar Associations, and the Defense Research Institute.