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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. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. 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, to force them to honor their policies and hold them accountable for bad faith denials. Learn More

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Singular Focus

Insurance litigation is all we do, with an emphasis on long-term disability claims. Physicians, dentists, attorneys and other licensed professionals who purchased disability insurance benefit from our in-depth knowledge of law when insurance carriers fail to hold up their end of the bargain. Learn More

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Proven Trial Attorneys

When insurance companies play hardball, our experienced litigators are up to the challenge. Our lawyers have prevailed against all the big players, including Unum, MetLife, Prudential, Cigna, Hartford and Mass Mutual. Learn More

San Francisco
Bad Faith
Insurance Claims Attorneys

Bad Faith Lawyers Fighting For The Rights Of California Policyholders

An insurance policy is a contract between the policyholder and the insurance company. In exchange for payment of premiums, the insurance company agrees to:

  • Provide the coverage described in the policy
  • Act fairly and in good faith towards its policyholders
  • Consider the interests of its policyholders equal to its own interests

If you believe your insurer failed to meet any of its contractual obligations, you need to contact Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, today. We have been serving California policyholders for 25 years. Our insurance attorneys pursue insurance bad faith litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses involved in coverage disputes. We seek compensation for our clients’ financial losses, as well as punitive damages and attorney’s fees, when appropriate.

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When an insurance company denies payment of valid claims, cancels a claim without basis, unreasonably delays payment, fails to thoroughly investigate or defend an insured’s claim, or¬†underpays insurance claims without a good reason, it is said to be acting in bad faith.

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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

Landmark Insurance

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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

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Handling Bad Faith Insurance Disputes

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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Insurance Bad Faith Takes Many Forms

A Few Examples of Bad Faith Insurance Claims

We know how to get results in bad faith insurance claim litigation regardless of the type of policy. Just a few examples include:

  • Breach of contract for disability, health and life insurance policies
  • Group disability and health policies covered under ERISA laws.
  • Homeowner property and commercial property insurance claims, including natural disaster insurance claims, fire loss claims, water damage claims and more.
  • Business liability policies
  • Policyholders wrongfully accused of insurance fraud

To schedule a consultation with Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, contact us at (415) 433-8000

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Contact Our Skilled San Francisco Bad Faith Insurance Attorneys

Not every denied claim amounts to insurance bad faith. However, when an insurance company acts in an especially outrageous or unreasonable manner, it should be held accountable and may be sued for insurance bad faith.

Our law firm has won numerous landmark cases for policyholders in insurance litigation, including a $26.5 million verdict against the Travelers Insurance Company and a $32 million verdict against UnumProvident.