A professional Law Firm
JEFFREY L. CRAFTS
A broad based litigation background in many fields of civil litigation including, multi-line Bad Faith insurance defense, Real Estate Law and Title insurance defense, Catastrophic Personal Injury litigation arising from premises and/or automobile liability, and General Business litigation. In the past he has handled major Construction Defect, and Employment law matters. Served as the Managing Partner in a former firm for 15 years. Served 7 years on the Board of the Orange Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Orange, CA. the last 3 years of which served as a member of that Foundation’s Executive Committee. Has represented on a pro bono basis, members of La Cursillo Movement and various programs for kids requiring special education.
Education and Certifications:
- Loyola University of Los Angeles (B.A., 1974, cum laude);
- Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., 1977)
United States Federal Court (All Districts in California), United States Federal Court (Nebraska). All California State Courts.
Current active clientele includes: Fidelity National Title Insurance Group and all its subsidiaries or affiliates, and Foster Farms, Inc.,
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)- Orange County, CA chapter. American Bar Association; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; American Trial Lawyers Association;
Publications and Lectures:
Multiple industry presentations on topics ranging from defense in catastrophic brain injury cases to defense of Bad Faith claims. CEB lecturer for many years on topics ranging from discovery procedures to trial advocacy. Past lecturer to the Orange County Claims Adjuster Forum in 2000 on the topic of traumatic brain injury. Presenter at the Combined Claims Conference 2002 on developments in California Insurance Regulations. Presenter at the 2006 Injury Sciences sponsored conference of article submitted for publication on use of EDR technology in litigated matters. Lecturer to the 2007 Southern Claims Bureau in Destin, FL on developments in EDR technology and use in litigation. Presenter at the Lecturer to the National Insurance Crime Bureau on the use of factoring in personal injury fraud. Lecturer to the 2010 Southern California Fraud Investigators Conference on factoring in personal injury claims.
Achieved and maintained a Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating of AV® for over 20 years. Listed as an “Honored Professional” in the National Register’s WHO’S WHO of Executives and Professionals, 2002 Ed. 2004-2011 Board member of the Orange Catholic Foundation and serving on the Foundation's Executive Committee 2008-2011.
Jeffrey L. Crafts
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