Rebecca Grey, Attorney
Rebecca Grey, Partner
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation and ERISA
Ms. Grey focuses exclusively on representing individual insurance policyholders in insurance bad faith, coverage and ERISA matters. Her practice includes negotiation and litigation on behalf of clients in disputes with their insurers arising from employer-provided and private health, life and disability insurance, long-term care insurance, as well as in disputes regarding the duty to defend, excess judgments and property casualty insurance. Ms. Grey manages her clients' pre-litigation negotiation, administrative appeals, litigation, trial and appeals.
Ms. Grey, having specialized in plaintiff's insurance coverage and ERISA matters for over a decade, brings a wealth of experience to all her cases. Before joining Pillsbury & Levinson, Ms. Grey was a court insider working as a Legal Research Attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court's Law & Motion and Writs & Receivers departments. Before graduating from Stanford Law School, Ms. Grey worked in capital appeals, criminal defense and as an intern for the Employment Law Center. Her pre-law school career included working as a Staff Investigator at the Seattle Public Defenders' office.
* Mastery of medical issues in disability cases, including a depth of experience in brain injury, orthopedic and psychiatric disability cases.
* Exceptional client support skills including deposition preparation, factual investigation and support of client needs.
* Invited lecturer on topics involving bad faith and ERISA
Obtained seven-figure settlement in an ERISA case on behalf of a obstetrician/gynecologist who was disabled by a severe orthopedic condition which precluded the performance of many of his most important and most lucrative occupational duties, including the delivery of babies and obstetrical surgery.
Obtained multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a widow with no income whose husband of 30 years died suddenly while overseas.
Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a construction subcontractor who, along with the general contractor, was sued for negligence by a homeowner after a fire at the home where the subcontractor had been working.
Obtained a favorable seven-figure settlement on behalf a victim of a fire which burned down her small ski cabin.
Board Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Faculty, Trial Advocacy Workshop, Fall 2010, Stanford Law School
Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
J.D., 1996, Stanford Law School
B.A., 1990, University of California, Santa Cruz
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you visit other parts of the world, you will find that they are maybe a running joke about Americans. I have friends from Australia, and they often tell me that suing someone seems to be the American way.
by Kevin Cortright
Defective Product Design Cases, Excluding Other Causes and Feasible Design Alternatives
A look at the requirement of Feasible Design Alternative, and the need to show that a product is unreasonably dangerous in order to recover in a Strict liability Case.
by John Cherundolo
Removable Guards and the Case for Liability. What Warnings?
A look at the American Airlines case involving a baggage handler rendered quadriplegic as a result of an alleged defect in the baggage cart.
by John Cherundolo