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Vedica Puri

Vedica Puri

Partner
Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
415-655-1549
866-460-7279
Fax:
415-433-4816
Email:

An experienced trial attorney with expertise in complex insurance coverage claims and bad faith suits against insurance companies, Ms. Puri routinely handles first party and third party coverage cases including property and errors and omissions claims.  She is passionate that insurance companies honor legitimate claims. Ms. Puri believes in implementing an effective case strategy early with tenacity and integrity. She routinely obtains positive results for her clients.  

Highlights

  • Has achieved combined settlements and verdicts well in excess of $50 million for clients
  • Set California precedent with trial court insurance coverage ruling that a waiver of invoices are damages
  • Serves as an appointed Judge Pro Tem for San Francisco Superior Court (since 2004)
  • Selected as a Northern California Rising Stars 2010 and a Super Lawyer

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Editor of the Advocate, Moot Court Champion
  • St. Xavier University, Bombay, India
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: First Class Distinction
    • Major: English Literature

Classes/Seminars

  • BASF Insurance Law Section: The Insurance Claims Process: Avoiding--or Recognizing--Bad Faith December, 2014
  • The E&O Claim: A Mock Case Presented to the Audience as Jury April 2010
  • Advocating the Policyholder's Position in an E&O Claim September 2008
  • CEB Lecture Series: Civil Litigation Recent Developments Program January 2006 2008
  • The Ins & Out of Presenting a Claim From a Risk Manager's Perspective January 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a Northern California Rising Stars 2010, Super Lawyer 2011, 2012 and 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 2004 - Present
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation, Board Member
  • State Bar of California, Insurance Law Committee, Former Appointed Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Current President and Board Member, Telegraph Hill Dwellers
  • Former appointed Vice-Chair, Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group to San Francisco Port Commission