Partner: William R. Lowe


william_lowe9483 Haven Avenue, Suite 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 483-6700
Fax: (909) 483-6701
wlowe@wllegal.com

Education:

University of California at Berkeley, A.B., 1967
California State University at Los Angeles, M.A., 1968
Loyola University Law School, J.D., 1972

Biography:

Bill Lowe was one of the firm’s founding partners in 1976. Mr. Lowe specializes in insurance coverage, declaratory relief, bad faith and appellate work.  Bill specializes in insurance coverage issues relating to the duties to defend and indemnify actions under various liability policies.  Bill began his legal career in 1973 with a large insurance defense firm where he acquired a range of experience while specializing in insurance coverage and law and motion.

Bill Lowe defends both first and third party bad faith actions involving claims handling, coverage, cancellations and statutory liability.  He has defended insurers in direct fraud actions and has also defended a number of actions involving alleged unfair claims practices and alleged violations of the Business and Professions Code.  His work for insurance companies also includes defending numerous cases involving agency liabilities.  Finally, Bill is a seasoned appellate attorney, including many appeals in bad faith actions.

Bill has provided over 5,000 coverage opinions in the insurance coverage area.  He has filed and prosecuted countless declaratory relief actions on behalf of insurers and has over 50 trials in declaratory relief actions.  He specializes in providing opinions regarding the duty to defend under a liability policy, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, battery, infliction of emotional distress, economic damages, policy period, business pursuits, offense based torts, willful conduct and rights regarding independent counsel.

Bill has authored numerous appellate briefs in the areas of insurance coverage, bad faith and substantive liability issues.  Bill has over 12 published decisions from the Court of Appeal.  Bill has handled a wide variety of specialized tort litigation including malicious prosecution, construction defect, product liability, boundary line disputes, and condominium association issues.

Bill was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1972.  He is active in the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society and the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society.  Bill has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts, and before the Ninth Circuit Ct. of Appeals.

Bill has provided over 50 seminars in the areas of insurance law, bad faith, employment torts and construction law.  For many years he has compiled insurance law case notes for each third party liability insurance case decided in California.  He provides these case notes to clients on an annual basis.  Bill also has authored a book of insurance resource materials.

Practice Areas:

Insurance Coverage
Insurance Bad Faith
Declaratory Relief Actions
Writs and Appeals
Non-Standard Tort Litigation