Skillful. Precise. Dedicated.
RAYMOND J. TITTMANN
Insurance Litigation and Appeals
Opioid Insurance Disputes
Coronavirus Insurance Disputes
Raymond Tittmann is a founder and the Managing Partner of TittmannWeix. He brings to this exciting new venture substantial leadership experience, having founded and managed offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and led those firms’ insurance practice group nationwide. He advises clients on complex insurance coverage issues in California, Florida, and across the country. He was recently recognized by Law360 as an MVP for the year in the field of insurance.
He has handled numerous significant coverage matters, and has been a party to numerous successes.
Ray currently represents London market carriers in connection with a coverage dispute over a $64 million malpractice judgment against a partner of a national law firm. Following summary judgment at the District Court, the matter is now pending before the Ninth Circuit.
Ray represented a major product retailer in settlement negotiations to resolve more than $100 million in claims brought as individual, class, and mass “bundled” actions. Both the underlying and coverage claims were resolved in a global class action settlement, confirmed by the court in 2019.
Carriers involved in the cutting edge of insurance for new gig economy industries have sought Ray’s advice on both policy drafting and claims.
He is currently advising several carriers on complex opioid coverage issues. The opioid litigation is projected to put at issue the largest civil litigation dollars in U.S. history, exceeding the $246 billion settlement with cigarette manufacturers.
He initiated coverage litigation on behalf of the carrier for security guards at the San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium over a severe fan beating. Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California granted summary judgment to our client, finding that the carriers for the 49ers must share in coverage notwithstanding his client’s “primary and non-contributory” policy language. This result drove a favorable global settlement.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RECOGNITIONS
- Law360, MVP of the Year, Insurance, 2019
- Thompson Reuters, Southern California “Super Lawyer,” 2018, 2019, 2020
- Chambers & Partners USA, Recognized Practitioner, Insurance Law (Insurer), 2015, 2016, 2017
- St. Monica Academy, Soccer Coach
- Law360, Insurance Editorial Board, 2017
EDUCATION AND ADMISSIONS
- University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. 1997
- Thomas Aquinas College, B.A. 1994
- State Bars of California and Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- Quoted, Northrop’s Win Curbs Excess Insurers’ Settlement Challenges, Law360 (September 2020)
- Presenter, Business Interruption Insurance And Covid-19, Bridgeport Continuing Education Update (July 2020)
- Quoted, Mich. Eateries’ Loss Highlights COVID-19 Coverage Hurdles, Law360 (July 2020)
- Presenter, Business Interruption Insurance And Covid-19, Bridgeport Continuing Education (April 2020)
- Quoted, Ransomware Victims Get New Path To Coverage In Md. Ruling, Law360 (January 2020)
- Featured, MVP: Raymond J. Tittmann, Law360 (December 11, 2019)
- Presenter, Insurance Coverage Issues Presented by the Opioid Epidemic, DRI (October 2019)
- Mentioned, Insurer Seeks $734,500 In Equitable Subrogation For Settlement Of Suit Against Law Firm, Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes (September 2019)
- Mentioned, Judge Awards Law Firm Attorney Fees In Professional Liability Coverage Dispute, Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes (August 2019)
- Author, 5 Insurance Coverage Questions Raised By Opioid Litigation, Law360 (August 2019)
- Mentioned, Federal Judge Finds Joint Venture Partner’s Insurance Policy Inapplicable, Mealey’s California Insurance (March 2019)
- Mentioned, Insurer Says Firm Made Up Bad Faith Claim In Dog Bite Case, Law360 (February 2019)
- Quoted, Club Shooting Decision Widens Coverage For ‘Loss Of Use’, Law360 (October 2018)
- Quoted, Agents Get Upper Hand in Negligence Suits with Ill. Ruling, Law360 (October 2018)
- Author, How To Draft Effective Insurance and Indemnification Provisions in Commercial Contracts, ACC Georgia Newsletter (Fall 2018)
- Faculty, Understanding the Insurer’s Duty to Settle, Bar Association of San Francisco (September 2018)
- Faculty, Who Needs Insurance? Strategies for Avoiding or Pursuing Claim, Association of Corporate Counsel (August 2018)
- Mentioned, 9th Cir. Says Ore. County Can’t Collect $2.3M Defect Award, Law360 (July 2018)
- Panelist, “Business Interruption Insurance And Covid-19,” Bridgeport Continuing Education (April 17, 2020)
- Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. Dickstein Shapiro LLP, 389 F. Supp. 3d 794 (C.D. Cal. 2019)
- Reno Contracting, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co., 359 F. Supp. 3d 944 (S.D. Cal. 2019)
- Seneca Specialty Ins. Co. v. DB Ins. Co., Ltd., 2018 WL 5733516 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 26, 2018)
- First Mercury Ins. Co. v. Great Divide Ins. Co., 241 F. Supp. 3d 1028 (N.D. Cal. 2017)
- First Mercury Ins. Co. v. Great Divide Ins. Co., 203 F. Supp. 3d 1043 (N.D. Cal. 2016)
- First Mercury Ins. Co. v. Westchester Surplus, 152 F. Supp. 3d 1320 (D. Or. 2016), aff’d 731 F. App’x 716 (9th Cir. 2018)
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