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Over the firm’s 40 year history, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP has secured a number of significant verdicts, negotiated settlements which benefited our clients and helped change the nature of the law to benefit insurance consumers. These verdicts include the following:

  • William Shernoff won an $86.7 million insurance bad faith verdict (including $57 Million for punitive damages) on behalf of the American-Samoan government against Affiliated FM Insurance Co. involving hurricane damage.
  • Michael J. Bidart obtained a $120 million jury verdict, the largest against an HMO in history, in Goodrich v. Aetna.
  • Ricardo Echeverria was successful in obtaining a $68 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case in Fresno, CA (the largest personal injury verdict in Fresno County history).

The firm’s ability to get results is well known, as our attorneys have spent decades developing the area of insurance bad faith law while also helping our clients. Below is a select list of published appellate decisions, jury verdicts and settlements which highlights the firm’s substantial victories.

Published Appellate Decisions




To see a list of other verdicts and settlements from other SBE attorneys, go to Cases Resolved.