ELIZABETH A. KENDRICK


Elizabeth A. Kendrick

Liz Kendrick is of counsel to Keesal, Young & Logan in its Long Beach office.  Liz maintains a civil litigation practice with an emphasis in insurance-related matters.  Her practice involves analysis of insurance coverage issues in connection with virtually all types of insurance disputes.  She has experience with all forms of insurance, including environmental liability, employment practices liability, D&O, E&O, CGL, products liability, property/casualty, media, life, health, and disability.

Liz graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. degree in 1982.  She received her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 1985.  She was on the Dean’s Honor List at both institutions and received the Jessup Moot Court Best Brief Award at Loyola.  Liz also studied comparative law at Oxford University, England.

Liz has over thirty years of civil litigation experience.  Since joining Keesal, Young & Logan in 1989, she has handled insurance coverage and professional liability claims.  She has litigated to conclusion over 200 errors and omissions claims against insurance agents, including property/casualty, life, health, disability agents, surplus lines brokers and London brokers, many of these claims involving exposure in excess of $1 million.  Liz has assisted carriers in coverage analysis and has drafted insurance policies.  She has also assisted insured in disputes with carriers.  In addition to her insurance practice, Liz has handled securities cases for many Wall Street brokerage houses and defended clients in general business/contract disputes, maritime matters, products liability, and personal injury claims.  She has served as lead counsel in numerous trials (state and federal court) and arbitrations.

Liz has lectured on Avoiding Insurance Agent/Broker Malpractice.  She has served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Judicial District.  She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California.  Liz is also active in the local community and she volunteers assisting non-profit organizations dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and sick wild birds and marine mammals.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (1985 – Dean’s Honor List).  Liz also received the Jessup Moot Court Best Brief Award at Loyola.
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1982 – Dean’s Honor List).

Bar Memberships/Admissions

  • California (1986)
  • All state and federal courts in California

Volunteer at Marine Mammal Care Center, Los Angeles, CA (2013–Present)

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