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William Shernoff, Michael Bidart Named Top Plaintiff Attorneys in California by Daily Journal

For the second year in a row, The Los Angeles Daily Journal named William M. Shernoff and Michael J. Bidart Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California.

Mr. Shernoff and Mr. Bidart continue to obtain outstanding results for clients battling billion-dollar insurance companies over basic access to healthcare and their inclusion on the list reflects their breadth of experience as well as their recent successes.

Mr. Shernoff was recognized for his victory on behalf of a mother of two who was battling cancer while also battling CIGNA which had denied her necessary PET scans. Mr. Shernoff’s work in Nickerson v. Stonebridge Insurance was also highlighted. In that case, he won a $19 million jury verdict in 2011 only to have to battle repeated appeals by Stonebridge. The firm recently scored a major victory in California Supreme Court on that case.

You can read Mr. Shernoff’s profile here: William Shernoff Daily Journal Top Plaintiff 2016

Mr. Bidart has, as always, been active in several high-level insurance bad faith cases which includes a $28 million verdict in the case Anna Rahm v. Kaiser. The profile also highlighted Mr. Bidart’s fight on behalf of people denied a cure for Hepatitis C by Blue Cross and Blue Shield and his efforts to hold CalPERS accountable for impermissible health care insurance rate hikes.

You can read Mr. Bidart’s profile here: Michael Bidart Daily Journal Top Plaintiff 2016

This has been a big year for awards presented to both of the firm’s senior partners. Mr. Shernoff was also recognized by Chambers & Partners, a global attorney ranking service, as the “dean of insurance bad faith.” Mr. Bidart’s verdict in Rahm v. Kaiser was listed on the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts list and he was honored as the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA).