“My heart was always sort of with claimants and policyholders because I saw a lot of claimants and policyholders when I was on the defense side getting poor representation by plaintiff’s lawyers.” - Robert J. McKennon
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) July 11, 2018
Shareholder/attorney Robert J. McKennon recently stirred up exciting media interest with the inspiring story of switching sides, going from an insurance company attorney to a policyholder attorney who now aggressively fights these insurance companies. After over 25 years spent defending the country’s largest life, health and disability insurers, McKennon now advocates for the rights of individual and corporate insurance policyholders against those same insurers. The Los Angeles Daily Journal ( May 7, 2018) did an enthusiastic and thought-provoking write-up on McKennon and his firm’s story, which explains his reasoning for changing allegiance.
“My heart was always sort of with claimants and policyholders because I saw a lot of claimants and policyholders when I was on the defense side getting poor representation by plaintiff’s lawyers,” McKennon said in the Los Angeles Daily Journal article.
In the article, McKennon also discusses the firm’s origin, which was in part inspired by McKennon’s victories when his insurance company clients hired him as a plaintiff’s attorney in mock insurance bad faith trials in which he secured large jury verdicts, including punitive damages, against insurance companies in all of these trials. This sparked his interest in representing policyholders against the insurance industry.
His Orange County-based firm of six attorneys has grown into a powerhouse insurance and ERISA litigation firm litigating disability, life and health insurance cases throughout California and other states. It has also become an influential resource for industry insight via their popular blog, which covers firm news, media features, disability insurance news and insurance litigation topics.
McKennon explains in his article in the Orange County Lawyer Magazine (July 2018) why it is critical to understand potential liabilities in the intermediary relationship between insurance agents, employers and third-party administrators (TPAs). In the article, McKennon describes how he uses the concept of vicarious liability to establish liability against insurers for the actions of insurance agents, employers and TPAs, when liability can otherwise be hard to establish. The firm hopes that this recent press will help the insureds better identify liability issues relating to their personal or corporate insurance policies.
After years of using his considerable skills defending insurance companies as an attorney/partner at a major insurance litigation law firm, McKennon began representing individual and corporate policyholders in 2010, before founding McKennon Law Group PC in 2012. Including McKennon, the firm proudly has three of their six attorneys who formerly worked as advocates for the insurance companies, and with their combined experience have earned their success by heavily networking in their industry and building a strong following via their online blog. McKennon’s team represents clients against insurance companies, focusing on insurance bad faith, life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance and ERISA litigation.
About Robert J. McKennon, McKennon Law Group PC
Robert J. McKennon represents individuals and corporations against insurers in insurance litigation matters throughout California and nationally in state and federal courts. He has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” Avvo rating. Practice areas of McKennon Law Group PC include bad faith insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, ERISA/employee benefits, health insurance, long-term care, property and casualty insurance, directors and officers liability insurance, professional liability insurance, and insurance agent and broker liability. McKennon Law Group PC has offices in major California cities, with its main office located at 20321 SW Birch Street, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660. For more information, please call (949) 387-9595, or visit http://www.mckennonlawgroup.com.
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