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General Defense
1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 310-552-3400
Fax: 310-552-0805
E-Mail: mgeibel@gibbsgiden.com
www.gibbsgiden.com
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Established: 1978

Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Risk Management
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Public Contracts
  • Common Interest Community Law
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About Us
Insurance Law & Risk Management

The Insurance Law and Risk Management Practice of Gibbs Giden represents insureds and leading insurers, reinsurers, and insurance brokers, in claims and coverage disputes such as first-party property losses, casualty claims, liability claims, business interruption claims, pollution losses, professional liability claims, builder’s risk claims, earthquake losses, flood damage, directors and officers liability claims, fidelity claims, surety claims, reinsurance claims, excess insurance claims, and multi-carrier litigation. Gibbs Giden attorneys have vast experience in preparing and negotiating claims and litigating insurance coverage to maximize recovery for our clients. Our attorneys have a wide range of experience advising clients regarding insurance coverage and exclusions. We have handled thousands of insurance cases and have obtained substantial recoveries for our clients. Gibbs Giden is also approved and retained by leading insurance carriers to represent their insureds in defense of claims.

Our attorneys are highly experienced in risk management, as well as the analysis, negotiation, and litigation of insurance coverage issues common to the business, real estate, manufacturing, construction, and title insurance industries. Gibbs Giden attorneys counsel companies in the construction, manufacturing, transportation, real estate, and retail industries regarding insurance policy language, program structure, negotiations, alternative risk vehicles, and claim evaluation with respect to the following:
  • Capital Improvement Projects Public Contracts

  • Owner and Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs

  • Project Specific and Rolling Wrap-up Insurance Programs

  • Contractor/Subcontractor Default Insurance

  • Surety Bonds

  • Title Insurance

  • Other Special Risks
Gibbs Giden is recognized for our forty years of representing title insurers. On behalf of those insured by our title insurance company clients, Gibbs Giden assists in issuing and evaluating policies, rendering coverage opinions, and resolving title disputes. Our attorneys counsel title insurance carriers directly in coverage disputes and claims. We have extensive experience handling all aspects of litigation arising from insurer liability and title insurance coverage claims.

Our experience in business, construction, public contracts, labor and employment, and real estate development provides us with particular insight for dealing with insurance and risk management issues.
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Additional Locations
Las Vegas, Nevada
1140 North Town Center Drive, Suite 300
Las Vegas, Nevada 89144
Telephone: 702-836-9800
Fax: 702-836-9802
Irvine, California
1 Venture, Suite 230
Irvine, California 92618
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Client Information
Non-Insurance Clients
City of PasadenaLos Angeles County Counsel
Morrow & Morrow Corporation
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Personnel Information
Partner
Michael B. Geibel
Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail:mgeibel@gibbsgiden.com
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Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Defect
  • Property and Casualty
  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
Admitted
  • California, 1981
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. English, 1972
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Teaching Diploma, 1973
  • Loyola Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1981
Law Review:
Loyola Law Review (1980-1981)
Honors:
St. Thomas More Honor Society
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Service Areas
Irvine, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
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