Jennifer Kalvestran

Jennifer-Kalvestran

Jennifer Kalvestran

Special Counsel

Phone: 310-266-4751
Fax: 602-792-5710
jkalvestran@gbmlawpc.com

Jennifer Kalvestran is an attorney in the firm’s Los Angeles office.  Her practice is focused on insurance coverage and insurance coverage litigation, but she has also handled various complex commercial litigation matters, including the defense of real estate, financial and medical services institutions.  Jennifer is involved in all aspects of litigation, including trial practice, mediations and depositions, and she brings a practical perspective to planning and executing these dispute resolution and litigation strategies.  She has also successfully represented her clients in numerous matters on appeal before the California Appellate Court and Ninth Circuit.  Knowing that her clients seek the most efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution possible, Jennifer is also committed to looking for ways to help avoid trial by negotiating informal settlements at mediations and settlement conferences when appropriate.

Representative cases

  • Mike Rovner Construction, Inc. v. Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp., 2014 WL 3752106 (July 31, 2014) (California Appellate Court affirms summary judgment obtained in client’s favor that no duty to defend or indemnify because no “suit” filed and “known injury or loss” exclusion applies).
  • Sirius Int’l Ins. Corp., et al. v. Sup. Ct. (Larry Shaw), 2013 WL 4662872 (Aug. 30, 2013) (obtained writ of mandate in the first instance, enforcing mandatory forum selection clause in a health benefits insurance contract issued to international travelers and non-U.S. citizens).
  • Giovanni Cosmetics, Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co., et al., No. 10-55418 (9th Cir. Nov. 28, 2011) (Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment obtained in client’s favor, finding no coverage because use of generic term constitutes neither “use of another’s advertising idea” nor an “advertising injury”).

Languages

  • English
  • French

Honors

  • Co-Chair of Education Committee, Los Angeles Chapter of The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (2016-present)
  • Panelist, “Developing Issues in Policy Exhaustion: How SIRs, Anti-Stacking and Montrose Exclusions Impact Settlement when Multiple Policies are Implicated,” West Coast Casualty Seminar (2016)

Admissions

  • State Bar of Minnesota, 2000 (voluntarily suspended)
  • State Bar of California, 2006
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2017
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
Jennifer Kalvestran June 23, 2017

Arizona

Phone: 602-792-5700 / Fax: 602-792-5710

E-mail: info@gbmlawpc.com

1850 N. Central Ave. Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ  85004