Tony Abdollahi

Tony practices insurance coverage and commercial litigation.  He has litigated and prepared coverage opinions for first-party and third-party claims, excess claims, and bad faith actions.  Tony has first-chaired jury and bench trials to successful verdict, and has extensive appellate experience.  He has presented seminars, and published articles regarding insurance coverage issues.  Tony has also handled intellectual property and constitutional law cases.


• Berkeley Law – UC Berkeley – 1991
• Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley – 1988

Published Opinions

Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Coeur Rochester, Inc., 720 F.Supp.2d 1223 (D.Nev. 2010);
• State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Federal Ins. Co., 72 Cal.App.4th 1422 (1999).

Published Articles

• Does Denial of Access to Customers Constitute Covered Damage? Claims Journal, September 4, 2020;
• The Hague Convention: A Medium for International Discovery, 40 N.C. J. Int’l L. & Com. Reg. 771 (2014);
• Perspectives: Finding Insurance Coverage For Email Privacy Claims, Business Insurance, September 2013;
• Evolving Coverage Obligations: The Additional Insured Endorsement, PropertyCasualty360, September 10, 2013;
• The Value of Claims-Handling Protocols In An Era of Bad Press, PropertyCasualty360, August 21, 2013;
• Round 2: Another Cycle of FDIC Actions Triggers More D&O Claims, PLUS Journal, Issue XXVI, Volume 7, July 2013;
• When Does an Executive Act as a Director or Officer for Purposes of D&O Coverage? PLUS Journal, Issue XXVI, Volume 5, May 2013;
• Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution: A Private Right of Action for Citizens Seeking Equal Protection Under U.S. Immigration Laws, Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Volume 10, Issue 2, July 2009.