Lane J. Ashley


Lane Ashley, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois, is the national coordinating chair of the Bad Faith Litigation & Insurance Coverage Practices. He principally handles litigation and trials of complex and large exposure insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits arising out of both third and first-party policies in both commercial and personal lines, as well as claims under life, health and disability policies. He also has served as an expert witness regarding insurance coverage and claims issues.


  • 2016 – Don’t Call It Cumis! – Issues Related to the Right to Independent Counsel
  • 2016 – California Time Limits Demand – Guidelines for Responding to a Policy Limits’ Demand in California
  • 2015 – California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations Certifications
  • Guidelines for Insurance Counsel in Bringing a Bad Faith Case to Trial, Verdict publication, 4th Quarter/2000
  • Business and Professions Code Section 17200 Claims: A Guide for Representation of the Insurer, 4/2001
  • General Considerations in Settlement, CEB publication, California Liability
  • Insurance Practice: Claims and Litigation, 1991
  • Representation of the Insurer’s Interests in an Environmental Damage Claim, Defense Counsel Journal, January, 1987
  • Guidelines for the Insurer in Avoiding Bad Faith Exposure, Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Winter, 1986
  • Avoiding “Bad Faith” Exposure. National Underwriters, June, 1985  


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit



Federal District and Appellate District Courts in California

U.S. Supreme Court


  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


University of California, Los Angeles

Juris Doctor, 1976

University of Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, 1973

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