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Kevin D. Hansen

POSITION: Partner

7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Education

Juris Doctor, 1985
San Joaquin College of Law


Bachelor of Arts, 1980
California State University, Fresno
Phi Kappa Phi

Experience

After spending a year as a law clerk with the California Court of Appeals, 5th District, Mr. Hansen joined McCormick Barstow in 1986.  Mr. Hansen is a partner in the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Group, and has served as its Chair.  He has developed expertise in the investigation, analysis and litigation of  first and third party insurance coverage and fraudulent claims, including arson, bodily injury, property loss, fraudulent ring activity, motor vehicle claims, catastrophe claims, appraisal, subsidence and land failure coverage disputes, construction defect coverage, life insurance, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and environmental contamination claims. He has also handled many types of litigation defense, including general negligence, construction defect, products liability, premises liability and other general litigation.


Mr. Hansen is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Central, and Northern Districts of California.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Hansen is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2014-2016) for his primary practice area of Insurance Coverage.

Practice

Concentration in General Litigation Defense, with specialization in First and Third Party Insurance Fraud, Arson, Insurance Bad Faith Defense, and First Party Insurance Coverage.  

Professional Associations

Mr. Hansen is a member of the State Bar of California and the Fresno County Bar Association.  In addition, he is a member of the Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Northern California Fraud Investigators Association, Federal Bar Association, Property Claims Association of the Pacific, and California Conference of Arson Investigators.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Valley Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Community Involvement

Mr. Hansen is a coach for the Clovis North High School Mock Trial team.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of the San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Association and HandsOn Central California.

Publications & Lectures

Mr. Hansen has lectured before various property insurance and industry organizations, and has co-authored papers published by the Property Insurance Law Committee of the ABA and the Property Loss Research Bureau. In addition, Mr. Hansen served as regional editor of the First Supplement to "Bad Faith and Punitive Damages: Annotations to First Party Insurance Cases, Statutes, and Regulations" published by the Property Insurance Law Committee of the ABA in 1989 and co-authored an update.



"See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Investigative Reports, Taking Effective Statements and Giving Winning Testimony," Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association, Southern Chapter (WSATI), San Diego, CA, October 16-20, 2016



“The Rise of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Drone, with Apologies to Dr. Strangelove),” Combined Claims Conference, Orange County, CA, March 9, 2016.



"One More Thing" - How to Conduct a Statement that will be the Envy of Inspector Columbo or Agent Gibbs, Southern California Fraud Investigators Association (SCFIA), Palm Springs, CA, November 4-5, 2015



"To Drone, or Not To Drone, That is the Question." The Law Journal. 18 September 2015.


“Fire Claims on Trial:  Your Turn On The Hot Seat,” Central Valley Arson Investigators, Kingsburg, CA, September 17, 2015.


California Fair Claim Settlement Practices Regulations and Special Investigations Unit Regulations, California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Annual Education Series, Fresno, CA, June 2015.


California Fair Claim Settlement Practices Regulations, Special Investigations Unit Regulations, and Standards for the Evaluation of Earthquake Damages, California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Annual Education Series, Brea, CA, May 2015.


“Deposition and Trial Testimony and File Preparation and Documentation,” Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association (WSATI) Annual Training Seminar, Lake Tahoe, NV, October 5-8, 2014.


“Tools, Rules and Fools: Civil Investigation of Suspected Insurance Fraud,” Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association (WSATI) Annual Training Seminar, Lake Tahoe, NV, October 5-8, 2014.


“New Tools for Fire and Explosion Investigations,” Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Western Regional Adjusters Conference, Bellevue, WA, June 10-11, 2014.


“Court Preparation and Litigation from a SIU Perspective,” Northern California Fraud Investigators Association, Annual Anti-Fraud Conference, Monterey, CA, April 16-18, 2014.


“Skyrocketing Claims Costs: What is the Real Cost of Fraudulent Claims?” Combined Claims Conference, Orange County, CA, March 4, 2014.


“Managing a Complex Suspected Property Claim,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau 2013 Claims Conference, Boston, MA, March 17-23, 2013.


2012 Combined Claims Conference, Fraud Investigation, Long Beach, California, March 2012.


“Comparing Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Property Coverages,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau 2011 Western Regional Adjusters Conference, Sacramento, CA, November 8-9, 2011.


“Comparing Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Property Coverages,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau 2011 Western Regional Adjusters Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 9-10, 2011.


“Comparing Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Property Coverages,” Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau 2011 Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 22, 2011. 


“California Property Insurance: Law and Litigation,” Continuing Education for the Bar (CEB), 2011, Chapter 9, "When a Loss Occurs: Conditions and Duties," and Chapter 10, "SIU & the Role of Counsel During Investigation."


“Earthquake Mediation,” Claims Conference of Northern California, Sacramento, California, September 10, 2009.


“Documenting Property Claims Files in California: Best Practices and Pitfalls,” Claims Conference of Northern California, Sacramento, California, September 13-14, 2007.


“California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations Certification,” Central California Adjusters Association, Fresno, California, 2007.


“Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Tips and Advice on Preparing for and Giving Testimony,” California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Annual Meeting, 2007.


Legal Update, California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Annual Meeting/All Industry Day Educational Program, California, 2004-2007.


“ACV/Market Value Broad Evidence/Applications,” Claims Conference of Northern California, Sacramento, California, September 21-22, 2006.


Examinations Under Oath, California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Annual Meeting, 2006.


“The Care and Handling of Fraudulent Vehicle Theft Claims,” Western States Auto Theft Investigators, Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, September 25-27, 2005.


Lecturer California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, Earthquake Claims Handling and Regular Claims Handling Regulations Training and Certification, Northern, Central, and Southern California, 2005-present.


“Legal Update 2004,” California Conference of Arson Investigators, Annual Training Program, Oceanside, California, 2004.


“Economic Loss: When Does it Amount to Physical Damage,” Property Loss Research Bureau, 2002 Claims Conference, 2002.


“Economic Loss: When Does it Amount to Physical Damage,” Property Loss Research Bureau, 2001 Claims Conference, 2001.


“The Relationship Between Collapse Coverage and The General Property Policy Exclusions,” Tort and Insurance Practice Section of The American Bar Association, Property Insurance Law Committee, Regional Program, Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 1998.


“Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in California,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1995, 1997. “ADR: Is It Worth It?,” ABA Property Insurance Law Committee, mid-year meeting, 1997.


“Subrogation Pros and Cons,” Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, Property Insurance Law Committee, CLE Midyear Meeting, Los Colinas, Texas, March 13-15, 1997.


“Building the Circumstantial Case: Accusing the Claimant,” Mealey’s Insurance Fraud and Bad Faith Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, 1995.


“Fighting Fraud: A Team Effort; A Discussion of Several Topics Relevant To The Investigation and Litigation of Fraudulent Insurance Claims,” Northern California Fraud Investigators Association, Annual Training Seminar, Monterey, California, March 30 - April 1, 1994.


“Working With Insurers and Their Defense Counsel,” California Conference of Arson Investigators, Fresno, California, January 18, 1994.


“Depositions of Fire Investigators and Experts,” California Conference of Arson Investigators, Fresno, California, January 18, 1994.


“How Do You Plead So You Won’t Get Burned,” ABA Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, National Institute; “Litigating The Civil Arson Case: Winning Without Getting Burned,” 1993.


“The Insurance Agent: Friend or Foe,” ABA Property Insurance Law Committee Mid Year Meeting, 1990.


“The Coverage Trigger In Environmental Contamination Property Claims: Who Gets Shot For The Loss,” ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Property Insurance Law Committee CLE Mid Year Meeting, 1989. 


Mock Trial and Presentation to California Conference of Arson Investigators, Annual Training Program, San Luis Obispo, California, January 1998.


Presentation to California Conference of Arson Investigators, Annual Training Program, San Luis Obispo, California, January 1998.


Presentation to California Conference of Arson Investigators, Annual Training Program, Fresno, California, January 1996.


Presentation to California Conference of Arson Investigators, Annual Training Program, 1996.


Presentations on various coverage and litigation issues in property insurance claims, Property Insurance Forum, Fresno County, California (occasional monthly meetings from 1992 to the present).

Kevin  D. Hansen
Kevin  D. Hansen