A partner in Friedman | Rubin since 1989, Jeffrey’s early practice involved criminal defense in state and federal courts and representing injured individuals in personal injury litigation. Since 1994, his practice has been largely devoted to representing policyholders in litigation against their insurance companies. He has represented policyholders across the country and routinely provides advice and consultation to policyholder attorneys on matters of bad faith and policyholder representation.
Jeffrey earned a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon in 1981. He has been a member of the Alaska Bar since 1982 and the District of Alaska, District of Colorado and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association –– Cutting Edge Discovery Methods — Getting What You Really Need, Insurance Seminar (October 2016)
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association –– Mistakes Were Made, Reflections on Insurer Strategies and Representing Insureds (May 2015)
American Association of Justice Bad Faith Litigation Group – Expanding the Scope of Liability in Insurance Bad Faith Cases (2006)
Nevada Trial Lawyers Association – Winter Meeting – Bad Faith Litigation (2003)
American Association of Justice Bad Faith Litigation Group – Update on Medpay Coverage Litigation after Robinson v. State Farm (1997)
Ace v. Aetna Life Ins. Co. 139 F.3d 998 (9th Cir. 1998)
Merrick v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co. 500 F.3d 1007 (9th Cir. 2007)
Saldi v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co. 224 F.D.D. 169 (E.D. Pa. 2004)
Merrick v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co. 594 F.Supp. 2d. 1168 (D. Nev. 2008)
Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 1981
Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1978