Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
At Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP, we are a recognized leader in protecting our clients from insurance company bad faith and abuse. From our offices in Claremont and Beverly Hills, CA, we have aggressively represented our clients throughout the state for 40 years, focusing our practice on protecting the rights of consumers in insurance bad faith and personal injury cases. Our founder, William M. Shernoff, established bad faith insurance as a cause of action in a 1979 Supreme Court of California decision in which he won $5.1 million in punitive damages on behalf of an injured roofer whose insurance company had wrongfully terminated his disability benefits. Mr. Shernoff additionally participated in helping to secure a $5 billion settlement for Holocaust life insurance policyholders in 2002. As a result of these and other efforts, our firm has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.*
The attorneys at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP have been personally responsible for winning large settlements and jury awards for our clients through their vigorous advocacy. In fact, Michael J. Bidart’s inexhaustible efforts led to the largest verdict against an HMO with a landmark $120.5 million verdict against Aetna over its refusal to pay for care recommended by the health plan’s own physicians (Goodrich v. Aetna).
Our attorneys have individually received numerous awards. In 2014, Mr. Shernoff won the Champions of Justice Award given by Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, an award previously won by his partner, Michael J. Bidart, in 2011. Additionally, several of our attorneys have been repeatedly listed in Super Lawyers. Together with our dedicated attorneys and staff, we have won landmark decisions and helped change the law in order to benefit consumers.
We are widely known for our ability to help our clients get great results and change insurance benefits. Our attorneys are available for evening and weekend meetings when needed by appointment. We offer free consultations, and speak both English and Spanish. When insurance companies wrongfully try to deny benefits, we help our clients fight back.
*The Best Lawyers in America 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC