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Ryan H. Opgenorth

Ryan H. Opgenorth

San Francisco, California

Mr. Opgenorth is well-versed in all aspects of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Before joining Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, he represented both corporate and individual policyholders and now brings with him the expertise to ensure they are treated with the dignity and respect by their insurance companies that they deserve and are compensated for any wrongfully withheld benefits. He has obtained numerous favorable judgments in state and federal courts, and has been involved in multimillion-dollar settlements with insurance companies. Mr. Opgenorth was selected by his peers in the legal community as a Northern California “Rising Star” for 2013-2015.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2007
    • Law Journal: Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Member
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2003
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Representative Cases

  • Obtained an arbitration award in favor of a client on a multi-million dollar claim for insurance benefits under a financial services broker-deal professional liability insurance policy.
  • Helped secure a multi-million dollar settlement in an indemnity action against non-contributing primary and excess insurers arising out of a claimant's injuries suffered at a construction site.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a client in a bad faith action involving allegedly contaminated food under a product contamination insurance policy.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to the Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars list for 2013-2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member