Bryan Wittlin is a member of the firm’s litigation and insurance practice groups.

Practice & Background

Mr. Wittlin focuses his practice on business litigation with an emphasis on complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He represents clients in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate level. Mr. Wittlin has developed specific experience in both first and third party complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes arising under personal lines and commercial business policies, both primary and excess, and professional liability policies. Mr. Wittlin has appeared in state and federal court and has assisted at trial.

Mr. Wittlin served as an extern for the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and as an extern for the United States Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented insurer awarded summary judgment in federal lawsuit alleging bad faith and violations of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act arising from underlying underinsured motorist arbitration.
  • Represented liability insurer against bad faith claim arising from underling excess verdict of over $55 million.
  • Represented liability insurer awarded summary judgment in bad faith action regarding handling of underlying water/riparian rights litigation.
  • Represented publicly-traded company against claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation concerning stock warrant transactions.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Doctrine for In-House Insurance Counsel,” 28th Annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar, July 2017