Gerard A. Lafond, Jr.

Partner

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Gerard Lafond is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practices. Mr. Lafond has nearly 30 years of experience in civil litigation, with a major emphasis on insurance-related issues. Since 1990, Mr. Lafond’s practice has primarily focused on property insurance matters. He has provided coverage opinions and assisted major insurance clients in all aspects of the investigation of numerous commercial and personal lines property insurance claims, including claims involving large exposure losses, and claims involving suspected fraud and other SIU issues. Mr. Lafond frequently represents insurance clients in coverage litigation and has successfully defended their interests in both court and jury trials involving “bad faith” and punitive damage allegations. He has also had success in the appellate arena, resulting in several published opinions in insurance cases.

Published Opinions

  • Burns v. California FAIR Plan Association (2007) 152 Cal.App.4th 646
  • Hibbs v. Allstate Ins. Co. (2011) 193 Cal.App.4th 809
  • Monteleone v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1996) 51 Cal.App.4th 509
  • Utley v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 815.

Admissions

California

Awards & Honors

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

Southwestern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1986

University of California, San Diego

Bachelor of Arts, 1982

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