Douglas R. Irvine


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

Douglas R. Irvine is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Regulatory & Compliance, and Directors & Officers Coverage & Litigation Practices. He has more than 30 years of experience in insurance and litigation matters. His experience includes the following types of matters:

  • Coverage litigation and arbitration for commercial lines and personal lines
  • Analysis and opinions of insurance issues for commercial lines and personal lines
  • Declaratory relief actions concerning coverage, fraud, rescission, and recovery
  • Defense of officers and directors in actions, including those brought by Trustees, Creditors Committees and General Assignees
  • Defense of professionals including attorneys, brokers, agents and realtors, and mortgage bankers
  • Investigation of claims and assistance to claims professionals
  • Policy drafting and review
  • Reinsurance arbitration
  • Document retention and data security
  • Electronic discovery management and advice
  • General business litigation

Published Decisions

  • Shy v. the Insurance Co. of the State of Pennsylvania, 528 Fed. Appx. 752 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • R&R Sails, Inc. v. Ins. Co. of the State of Pa., 673 F.3d 1240 (9th Cir. 2012)
  • Clearone Communications v. National Union, 494 F.3d 1238 (2007)
  • Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum v. National Union, 480 F. Supp.2d 1182 (2007)
  • USA Nutrasource v. CNA, 140 F. Supp.2d 1049 (2001)
  • In re Seko Investment, Inc., 156 F.3d 1005 (9th Cir. (Cal) 1998)
  • Vaccaro v. Kaiman, 63 Cal.App.4th 761 (1998)
  • Murray v. State Farm, 219 Cal. App.3d 58 (1990)
  • Brodkin v. State Farm, 217 Cal.App.3d 210 (1989)
  • State Farm v. Martin, 872 F.2d 319 (9th Cir. (Cal) 1989)
  • Extern - Hon. Laughlin E. Waters, USDC CD Cal (Summer, 1983)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States Courts of Appeals & Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 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



Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Central District of California

Southern District of California

Eastern District of California

Northern District of California


  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section and TIPS Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


University of Santa Clara School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1985

Pomona College

Bachelor of Arts, 1982

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