Lance Selfridge


Lance Selfridge is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. He has over 35 years of experience in litigation and insurance coverage.

He handles the following types of matters:

  • Legal Malpractice and Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Property and Casualty
  • Earthquake
  • Mold
  • Directors and Officers
  • General Liability and Advertising Injury
  • Accident Liability
  • Bankruptcy Adversary Litigation
  • Firearms Litigation

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Malpractice Defense

Additional Experience




University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1981

University of California at Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1978

Legal Experience

  • Tried in excess of 30 cases
  • Arbitrated in excess of 30 cases
  • Major trials include issues of insurance coverage, bad faith, theft loss, mold, earthquake damage, accident liability, and legal malpractice


  • "Excluding Insurer Liability for Financial Institution Failures: The Insured v. Insured and Regulatory Exclusions in Directors and Officers Insurance” (Defense Counsel Journal, July, 1993)
  • “The Law of Directors and Officers Insurance” (Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, January, 1993)
  • “The Legal Liabilities of Outside Counsel for Failed Financial Institutions” (International Association of Defense Counsel, 1992)
  • “Current Coverage Issues in Directors and Officers Insurance” (Practicing Law Institute, Insurance, Excess and Reinsurance Coverage Disputes, 1991)
  • “Managing Insurance Defense Litigation” (West Valley Claim Association, 1991)