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Kirk A. Pasich
2049 Century Park East, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA
T: (310) 772-8305
Awards & Honors
Kirk A. Pasich is the Client Strategy Leader for Dickstein Shapiro’s Insurance Coverage Group, the leader of the Insurance Coverage Group’s Political Risk Practice, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “One of the deans of the policyholder practice,” according to
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
, “All-star lawyer” Mr. Pasich “is an unmistakable feature of California’s insurance landscape” and one of the nation’s top 12 policyholder lawyers.
has said, “When it comes to representing policyholders, there’s no bigger name on the West Coast.”
also says, “Kirk Pasich is the leading name at this national practice, whose skill at ‘always putting the right people on a matter’ ensures that it remains a go-to firm for complex insurance matters.”
also has recognized Mr. Pasich as a “leading lawyer” in the Insurance: Advice to Policyholders category.
lists Mr. Pasich as one of the Top 10 lawyers in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Business Journal
named Mr. Pasich as one of the Top 10 Litigators in Los Angeles and
named him as the 2011 Los Angeles Insurance Lawyer of the Year.
Mr. Pasich conducts an active trial, arbitration, and appellate practice. He has negotiated large insurance recoveries for his clients, including recoveries of more than several hundred million dollars, and has served as lead trial counsel in many jury trials. In his most recent trials, Mr. Pasich served as lead trial counsel for Pacific Enterprises in a crime insurance coverage lawsuit, obtaining a $24 million judgment, and as lead trial counsel for Sempra Energy in a suit against an insurance broker, obtaining a $48.5 million jury verdict. He has helped clients obtain more than $3 billion in insurance recoveries since January 1, 2007.
Additionally, Mr. Pasich has handled substantial commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, fiduciary duty and fraud claims, construction disputes, idea submission and copyright infringement claims, professional malpractice claims, real estate disputes, and tax-related claims. He also has served as an arbitrator and as an expert witness on insurance and ethical issues.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1977
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 1980
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