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Pillsbury & Coleman Co-Authors Prestigious CEB Publication: California Property Insurance: Law and Litigation

Leading Bad Faith Insurance Attorneys Contribute Chapters Discussing Subrogation and Appraisals

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 – Partners Phillip L. Pillsbury, Jr. and Vedica Puri, and Special Counsel Eric "Rick" Larson of Pillsbury & Coleman LLP, a San Francisco law firm dedicated to representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes and bad faith litigation, contributed to California Property Insurance: Law and Litigation. Published by the Continuing Education of the Bar • California, the book, available at http://ceb.com/, is designed to examine a first-party property insurance claim from start to finish. The attorneys co-authored two chapters discussing subrogation and appraisals.

Pillsbury represents small and large domestic and international companies and individuals. With more than 30 years of trial experience, he focuses on insurance bad faith and insurance coverage matters ranging from commercial general liability and property/business interruption to errors and omission, and maritime insurance. Pillsbury received his J.D., cum laude, from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (1976) and his A.B. from Middlebury College (1973).

An experienced trial attorney focused exclusively on bad faith insurance coverage claims, Puri represents large and small businesses, property owners and professionals, consistently delivering successful results on highly complex cases. With substantive expertise in insurance coverage claims and bad faith suits, Puri has achieved combined settlements and verdicts of more than $15 million. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her B.A. from St. Xavier University in Bombay, India with a First Class distinction.

Larson is a special counsel and represents insureds, including homeowners and businesses of all sizes in insurance coverage and bad faith matters. He has more than 20 years of experience representing defendants in motion practice, trial, alternative dispute resolution, and appellate practice, primarily in complex commercial litigation and class actions. Larson earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (1989) and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (1986).

Continuing Education of the Bar • California (CEB) is a program of the University of California that is co-sponsored by the State Bar of California. Founded in 1947 with the mandate to cultivate the professional development of California lawyers, CEB was the first organization to offer formal Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the state. For more information, please visit: www.ceb.com.