Monica M. Kalunian


Monica Kalunian is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage Practice. She represents insurance companies in contribution, reimbursement, declaratory relief, and bad faith actions, including cases arising out of complex insurance coverage issues in the areas of commercial general liability, auto liability, errors and omissions liability, and excess and umbrella coverage. She also has experience in providing coverage advice and monitoring of underlying actions for complex claims, including construction defect claims involving numerous parties, carriers, and policies. 

Monica’s extensive experience in insurance provides her a unique ability to evaluate complex coverage issues and handle a wide variety of insurance-related disputes across the nation under first-party and third-party policies, including professional liability, construction defect, personal and advertising injury, property damage, bodily injury, environmental claims, toxic torts, and cyber liability. She works closely with clients regarding their coverage obligations and rights against others to create innovative strategies to best serve her clients' goals and interests.

Monica is called upon by clients and professional organizations to give presentations on various subject matters relating to claims handling and insurance coverage issues, including those specifically relating to the Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations and cyber liability. She has also been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Monica also assisted with researching and drafting Chapter 38, "Understanding Errors and Omissions Insurance," New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, Volume 3 (2007).

Originally from Sunnyvale, California, Monica resides in Los Angeles. When not helping clients with their legal needs she spends her time cooking and baking.


  • 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



U.S. District Court Central District of California

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2021
    • Up-and-Coming 100, 2018-2020
    • Up-and-Coming 50 Women, 2018-2020


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Juris Doctor

  • Notes & Comments Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

University of California, Davis, California

Bachelor of Arts

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