Susan J. Field

Partner, Los Angeles Office

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Susan J. Field is a partner in the Firm's Los Angeles office. Her practice principally involves representing insurers in complex insurance disputes on a broad range of issues arising under primary and excess policies and reinsurance coverages, with particular emphasis on general liability coverage claims involving environmental and other long-tail liabilities, personal and advertising injury coverage and errors and omissions insurance and the “bad faith” issues arising from such disputes.  In that capacity, she provides insurance coverage counseling, and represents insurers as plaintiffs, as defendants and in the increasing number of inter-insurer disputes.

Ms. Field’s substantial litigation practice includes matters before the California state and federal trial and appellate courts.  She has also appeared as counsel of record in  courts outside of California, including those in Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada. A significant part of Ms. Field’s practice includes mediation, both as an advocate for her clients and as a mediator.  She has spoken and written extensively on insurance issues.

RECOGNITION

Ms. Field was selected a Southern California Super Lawyer in the Insurance coverage specialty area by  Los Angeles Magazine each year from 2007 through the present.

Ms. Field was chosen as a recipient of the Judicial Edition of 2020 AV Preeminent, for the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, selected by the Bar and the Judiciary.  She was recipient in 2019 as well.  

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ADMISSIONS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit 
  • Ms. Field has been admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions, including Nevada and Hawaii, where she has appeared before the trial and appellate courts