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Notable Results

We have won cases against every major insurance carrier. In fact, we secured the largest disability insurance bad faith verdict ever in California. Learn More

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Full Resources

Insurance companies use many tactics to deny, delay, or devalue claims. We have the skilled staff and financial resources to go up against the biggest insurance carriers. Learn More

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Solid Reputation

We are respected and highly regarded in the legal community by colleagues, defense counsel, courts and most importantly insurance carriers. Learn More

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Our Compassion

We regularly hear from clients that our advocacy changed their lives. You can count on the caring team at P&C to exhaust every avenue to obtain the justice you deserve. Learn More

San Francisco
Disability
Insurance Attorneys

Insurance Trial Lawyers Fighting For The Rights Of California Policyholders

People buy insurance policies to help them through difficult times. When a fire destroys your home, when disaster strikes your business, when you are diagnosed with a serious illness and need long-term care, you depend on the insurance company to be there.

When insurance companies fail to live up to the terms of their policies and unreasonably deny claims or delay payment, policyholders suffer. That’s when they turn to the attorneys of Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP. From our offices in San Francisco, we represent the rights of insureds against insurance companies.

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Established in 1991, Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, is one of the few law firms in California focused exclusively on representing policyholders in insurance disputes and insurance bad faith litigation. Insurance law is all we do and we do it very well.

Our attorneys are passionate about using the law to help our clients receive justice. We represent individuals and businesses in insurance-related matters, ranging from maritime all sums claims in mesothelioma cases and technology errors and omissions insurance to ERISA and private long-term disability claims.

We Pursue Punitive Damages To Hold Insurance Companies Accountable

We not only work to help our clients receive full payment for delayed or denied claims; we also seek punitive damages in order to encourage insurance companies to treat policyholders fairly. If your insurance claim has been unreasonably denied or delayed or if your insurance company has failed to defend you against a lawsuit, please contact us today.

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Our Results

$32 million

Landmark Insurance

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$31 million

Disability Insurance Case

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$26.5 million

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What Our Clients Say

"You truly make a difference in people's lives...

...because you do not just win cases, you do not just get judgments collected, you actually put lives back together and help heal wounds. More importantly, I believe for all the long hours you put, your significant others should see what a difference you make and especially made in our family's life because we will remain forever grateful to each and every one you."

Mehran Imanabadi
"I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me...

I am so grateful that I had you helping me with this most difficult time of my life. You were always there for me no matter what and I deeply appreciate it."

Peter Englert
"As part of an in-house legal team, I look for smart, capable and no-nonsense outside counsel...

...to guide me on critical issues. Pillsbury & Coleman's attorneys proved to be all of the above. They crafted a creative and insightful strategy for my case that convinced me they were the go-to firm for bad faith insurance coverage issues."

Bill Friedman, In-house Counsel, CISCO
"You truly make a difference in people's lives...

...because you do not just win cases, you do not just get judgments collected, you actually put lives back together and help heal wounds. More importantly, I believe for all the long hours you put, your significant others should see what a difference you make and especially made in our family's life because we will remain forever grateful to each and every one you."

Mehran Imanabadi
"I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me...

I am so grateful that I had you helping me with this most difficult time of my life. You were always there for me no matter what and I deeply appreciate it."

Peter Englert
"As part of an in-house legal team, I look for smart, capable and no-nonsense outside counsel...

...to guide me on critical issues. Pillsbury & Coleman's attorneys proved to be all of the above. They crafted a creative and insightful strategy for my case that convinced me they were the go-to firm for bad faith insurance coverage issues."

Bill Friedman, In-house Counsel, CISCO
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Meet Our Attorneys

California Trial Lawyers Handling Every Kind Of Insurance Dispute

Established in 1991, Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, is one of the few law firms in California focused exclusively on representing policyholders in insurance disputes and insurance bad faith litigation. Insurance law is all we do and we do it very well.

Our attorneys offer experienced legal representation to businesses and individuals in San Francisco and throughout California. Whether you need help getting your health insurance to cover a claim, you need assistance getting a business loss covered, or assistance appealing a long-term disability insurance claim denial, we know how to help.

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Philip L. Pillsbury Jr.
Founding Partner
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Terrence J. Coleman
Attorney
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Our Records of Success in Helping Policyholders

Has Changed Insurance Law in California

Our lawyers are well-known for tackling complex insurance litigation and developing new law or expanding the application of existing legal precedents.

We have achieved exceptional results, obtaining more than $750 million in compensation for our clients, and have tried landmark cases that changed the face of insurance law in California.

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– We represent individual policyholders who are experiencing problems with a claim against their homeowners’ policy, auto insurance policy, life insurance policy, or health and disability policy.

– We represent individuals who are having a problem with an employer’s benefit plan, health care policy or long-term disability plan. These plans are typically covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

– We represent business policyholders in disputes over a wide variety of business insurance policies. We also represent specialized businesses that have unique types of claims, such as construction companies, maritime businesses and companies in the financial industry.

We stand up to the powerful insurance companies, giving a voice to the powerless and protecting the rights of all policyholders to be treated fairly and in good faith. We have had cases against nearly every major insurance company, and we are not afraid to go to trial to hold them accountable. Our strong record of success with these cases lets insurance companies know that you are serious about your claims.