Edmond D. Wade

Founding Director

ewade@wllegal.com

Edmond Wade is a founding director of Wade & Lowe. He specializes in automobile insurance law and coverage.

Ed began his career with an insurance defense firm in Southern California before he Bill Lowe and others started the firm of Hill, Genson, Even, Crandall & Wade in 1976, which is now Wade & Lowe.

Ed serves as an arbitrator on the State Bar Court and has been an arbitrator in the Los Angeles Superior Court arbitration program.

He is a past member of the State Bar’s Superior Court Committee and Joint Subcommittee with Judges and Lawyers regarding law and discovery.

Education

University of Illinois, 1959-1961
California State University, Northridge, B.S., 1969
Loyola Law School, J.D., 1972
University of Southern California, post-graduate study in medicine and law

Bar Admissions

California – 1972
U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts

Notable Appellate Decisions

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. O’Brien, 14 Cal.3d 96 (1975)
Freeman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., 14 Cal.3d 473 (1975)
State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (Ortega), 211 Cal.App.3d 5 (1989)
Gilmer v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., 110 Cal.App.4th 416 (2003)

Publications

California Lien handbook

Professional Associations

Southern California Association of Defense Counsel
Past member – State Bar’s Supreme Court Committee and Joint Subcommittee with Judges and Lawyers Regarding Law & Discovery.

Seminars

Policy Limit Demands / Excess Exposure

Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage and Litigation
Insurance Claims Handling
Insurance Agency and Bad Faith
Insurance Fraud / S.I.U.
Writs and Appeals