Brian C. Cuff

E-mail: brian.cuff@zurichna.com

Education:B.S., Business Administration, California State University, Long Beach, 1970
J.D., Loyola Law School, 1974
Legal Experience:Marshall, French & DeGrave (Orange County FLO)
2007 - Present
Trial Attorney
Defending automotive and related industries clients in a wide variety of cases, including product liability claims, employment matters, vehicular accident claims, premises liability claims, ADA claims, etc.

Cuff Haskins Lambre & Enerle
2005 - 2007
Attorney
Defending automotive and related industries clients in a wide variety of cases, including product liability claims, employment matters, vehicular accident claims, premises liability claims, ADA claims, etc.

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Staff Counsel Offices
1995 - 2005
Managing Attorney and trial lawyer
Handled product liability claims, premises liability claims, public entity liability claims, vehicular accident claims, construction accident claims, construction defect claims, professional errors and omissions claims, ADA claims, and miscellaneous other casualty defense claims.
Successfully represented the Barstow Fire Protection District before the California Supreme Court in Eastburn v. Regional Fire Protection Authority, 31 Cal. 4th 1175 (2003).

Carlsmith Ball (and predecessor firms)
1973 - 1995
1990 - 1995 Carlsmith Ball
1979 - 1990 Ball, Hunt, Hart, Brown & Baerwitz
1973 - 1979 Hitt & Murray

Trial lawyer and partner
Handled a wide variety of litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, including personal injury claims, product liability claims, medical malpractice and other professional liability claims, employment litigation, business litigation, RICO claims, shareholder derivative actions, directors and officers liability claims, and white-collar criminal defense matters.

Handled appellate matters before state and federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court.

Served on the firm's Management and Compensation Committees and the Associates' Committee.
Jury Trial Experience:12 jury trials
Publications:Coauthor, "Standing and Environmental Litigation: Sierra Club v. Morton," 6 Loyola L. Rev. 128 (1973)
Licensure:Licensed to practice in California
Bar Memberships and Professional Associations:Admitted to practice before California state courts, various federal district courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association


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