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Michael B. Bernacchi

Michael B. Bernacchi

Partner - Los Angeles

213.236.0600 t
213.236.2826 d
213.236.2700 f

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Michael Bernacchi is a trial attorney whose practice is devoted to both commercial litigation and defense of life, health, disability, and property/casualty insurance claims.  He has engaged in civil litigation and trials in state and federal courts for over twenty years.  He has tried or second-chaired numerous cases to a conclusion.  His business litigation experience includes complex business disputes, including actions under Business and Professions Code §17200, and litigation involving Proposition 64.  He specializes in defending bad faith and ERISA claims but also has experience in property and casualty cases and environmental coverage disputes, recently successfully litigating several such cases on behalf of Beneficial Fire and Casualty Insurance Company.

Mike received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988 (cum laude in political science) and his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1992.  While at Loyola, Mike was a note and comment editor for the Loyola Law Review.


  • Establishing Venue in Favorable Jurisdictions, 2018 ACI Forum on Litigating Insurance Claims, February 2018
  • Healthcare Reform , Western Claims Conference, June 2010
  • Fair Claims Handling Practices, Trustmark Insurance Company, April 2010
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  • The Doctrine of Specialty: A More Liberal Exposition of Private Rights, 1992
    25 Loyola Law Review 1263