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Robert J. McKennon is a founding shareholder of McKennon Law Group PC. He represents individuals and small-to-large corporations in sophisticated litigation matters in state and federal court. He has recovered millions of dollars for our clients from such insurance companies as: Unum, Prudential, Lincoln National, Standard Life, Sun Life, Met Life, Hartford Life, Mass Mutual, Paul Revere, Provident, Trustmark and Aetna for all types of insurance claims, including:  Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, ERISA, Health Insurance, Long-Term Care, Property & Casualty

Mr. McKennon is admitted to all federal and state courts in California, and regularly handles litigation matters in federal courts in the Western United States. He is a nationally recognized expert in insurance litigation matters and has tried, litigated, and resolved hundreds of insurance litigation matters, including ERISA/employee benefit, life, health and long-term disability and short-term disability insurance, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, unfair trade practices, and insurance agent/broker litigation. Mr. McKennon has also handled numerous business litigation cases in the areas of general business and contract disputes and unfair competition.

Mr. McKennon frequently serves as a guest speaker at local and national conferences concerning life, health, long-term disability, short-term disability and ERISA issues, and has chaired numerous national conferences on these topics.

Mr. McKennon formerly represented numerous insurance companies in first-party insurance lawsuits involving life, health and short-term and long-term disability insurance disputes, insurance bad faith and punitive damages for over twenty-four years. He now represents insureds, claimants, businesses and other consumers who believe that their insurance companies have improperly denied their claims for insurance benefits.

Mr. McKennon was the founder and editor of the Life, Health & Disability Insurance Law Blog at lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com while he was a partner at Barger & Wolen LLP. He is currently the editor of the California Insurance Litigation Blog at californiainsurancelitigation.com. He is also a regular contributing author of insurance articles in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the most read and respected legal newspaper in California. Mr. McKennon has also been recognized for numerous years as a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” a prestigious recognition given to only 5% of attorneys in the United States which recognizes him as one of California’s top attorneys in ERISA and insurance coverage matters. Mr. McKennon has been profiled in Forbes, American Lawyer, Coast magazine, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Corporate Counsel, and National Law Journal as a top Southern California insurance and business litigation attorney. Mr. McKennon was named as one of Orange County Register Metro’s Top Southern California Attorneys for numerous years.  Mr, McKennon was also named as a Corporate Live Wire’s Global Awards Newport Beach, Orange County, California “Insurance & Reinsurance” Lawyer of the Year.  The American Society of Legal Advocates has recognized him as one of the top 100 Insurance lawyers in the State of California.  He won the Distinguished Lawyer Designation© from the Expert Network, which is only conferred upon the top 3% of lawyers in the United States.  Mr. McKennon’s law firm, McKennon Law Group PC, was selected as “Insurance Litigation Law Firm of the Year – United States in 2016” by Lawyers Worldwide Magazine.
Position Organization Location Duration
Managing ShareholderMcKennon Law Group, PC2012 - Present
Managing PartnerMcKennon Schindler, LLP2010 - 2011
PartnerBarger & Wolen LLP1985 - 2009
School Degree Major Graduation
USC Law SchoolJ.D. Law School1985  
California State University, FullertonBA1982
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California1986
  • State Bar of California | Member | 1986 - Present
    American Bar Association | Member
    Orange County Bar Association | Member
    ABA’s Tort and Insurance Law Committee | Member
    Consumer Attorneys of California | Member
    Celtic Bar Association | Member
  • Super Lawyers - Insurance Coverage | Super Lawyers Magazine | 2013
    Super Lawyers - Insurance Coverage | Super Lawyers Magazine | 2012
    Nation's Top Attorneys in Business Practice Areas | Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers | 2012
    In August 2012 Corporate Counsel magazine, National Law Journal | Corporate Counsel Magazine and The National Law Journal | 2012
    Super Lawyers - Insurance Coverage | Super Lawyers Magazine | 2011
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal | Insurance Agents Key to Insurer Liability, (November 1, 2012) | 2012
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | Equitable Relief in the Ninth Circuit Just Got Better for Consumers (July 11, 2012) | 2012
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | Boon or Bust for Employee Rights Under ERISA Plans (June 3, 2011) | 2012
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | In ERISA Cases, The Standard of Review Really Does Matter (December 6, 2010) | 2010
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | The Waiver Doctrine, Alive And Well in ERISA Cases (August 11, 2010) | 2010
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | Differential Standard of Review in ERISA Cases Clarified (May 4, 2010) | 2010
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | ERISA Plan Administrators Take Heed (February 10, 2010) | 2010
    Defense Research Institute (DRI) | Accidental Injury vs. Sickness Provisions in Disability Policies (2009) | 2009
    American Conference Institute Boston, Ma. | Co-Chair: Litigating Disability and ERISA Claims | 2009
    38th Annual Midwest Claim Conference | Panelist/Presenter: Bad Faith Insurance Law Update | 2007
    American Conference Institute, Chicago Ill. | Panelist/Presenter: Litigating Disability Insurance Claims Conference | 2006
    Mealeys | Panelist/Presenter: Bad Faith Litigation Conference | 2005
    American Conference Institute | Panelist/Presenter: Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims | 2005
    For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute) | Disability Cases: The Requirement for Regular and Appropriate Care (2004) | 2004
    Unum Provident | Panelist/Presenter: Disability Fraud Issues Forum | 2004
    American Conference Institute | Co-Chair: 7th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims | 2004
    American Conference Institute | Managing and Litigating Mental-Nervous Insurance Claims (2003) | 2003
    Western Claims Conference | Introduction to Disability Fraud (2003) | 2003
    American Conference Institute | Panelist/Presenter: Managing and Litigating Depression Disability Insurance Claims | 2003
    19th Annual Western Claims Conference | Panelist/Presenter: Bad Faith Litigation | 2003
    American Conference Institute | The Requirement for Regular and Appropriate Care in Disability Cases (2002) | 2002
    Southern Claims Conference | Recent Developments: The Contestable Clause, Bad Faith and Punitive Damages (2002) | 2002
    Unum Provident | Special Investigative Unit Training Manual (2002) | 2002
    American Conference Institute | The Public Policy Defense: The New Frontier in Disability Insurance Litigation (2000) | 2000
    American Conference Institute | Litigating the Bad Faith Case (2000) | 2000
    American Conference Institute | Co-Chair: Strategies for Success in Litigating Disability Insurance Claims | 2000
    American Conference Institute | Panelist/Presenter: 6th National Conference on Bad Faith and Punitive Damages | 2000
    American Conference Institute | Panelist/Presenter: 3rd National Strategies for Success in Litigating Disability Insurance Claims | 2000
    International Insurance Law Review | Insurance Sales on the Internet: A Work in Progress (May 1998) | 1998
    Barger & Wolen LLP | California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations Manual (1997) | 1998
    Southwest Insurance Association Conference | Panelist/Presenter: Are You Really Complying With States Fair Claim Practices | 1998
    Southern Claims Conference | Contestable Life Claims (1997) | 1997
    Southern Claims Conference | Panelist/Presenter: Contestable Life Claims | 1997
    Orange County Bar Association | Panelist/Presenter: Insurance Bad Faith: Plaintiff & Defense Perspectives | 1997
    Eastern Claims Conference | Panelist/Presenter: Uncivilized Behavior in a Civilized System | 1997
    Southern Claims Conference | Panelist/Presenter: Unique and Emerging Issues in Insurance Litigation | 1996
    Southern Claims Conference | Panelist/Presenter: Emerging Issues in Disability, Health and Life Insurance Litigation | 1996
    Southern Claims Conference | Unique and Emerging Issues in Insurance Litigation (1996) | 1996
    Midwest Claims Conference | Emerging Issues in Disability, Health and Life Claims (1996) | 1996
    ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section publication | Insurance Issues in Bankruptcy: An Insurer's Perspective (Fall 1994) | 1994
    Chapters, Association of Life Insurance Counsel | The Life Insurance Law of California, Delinquency Proceedings" and "Formation and Issuance of Life Insurance Policies? (1990) | 1990
    California Insurance Law and Practice, Matthew Bender | Insolvency of Insurers, California Insurance Law and Practice, Matthew Bender (1986-92) | 1986
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