Richard Wm. Zevnik has over twenty-five years of experience in the business of insurance and the practice of law. From 1979 through mid-1985, Mr. Zevnik was a commercial property insurance and reinsurance underwriter for the Kemper Companies and the former Prudential Reinsurance Company (now known as Everest Reinsurance Company).
Mr. Zevnik attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in the evenings while working full-time at Prudential Reinsurance. He graduated in June 1985 in the top twenty percent of his class. After graduation, Mr. Zevnik entered private practice, and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 1985. He is admitted to practice before all federal courts in California and Arizona.
His practice has included defense of professional liability lawsuits and, since 1994, his practice has concentrated exclusively on insurance coverage advice, insurance coverage, and bad-faith trial court and appellate litigation. He presently practices law in Irvine, California, principally representing insurers on insurance coverage issues.
Mr. Zevnik has authored articles on legal ethics issues for the International Association of Defense Counsel and has lectured on insurance coverage and risk-transfer issues. He also authored legal ethics opinions while a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.
Mr. Zevnik currently lives in San Clemente, California with his wife, Susan.