Gary hamblet

Gary A. Hamblet

Of Counsel

Los Angeles

1055 West Seventh Street
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Vcard icon Email icon Pdf icon
J.D., with Honors, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, 1979
B.A., with distinction, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1976
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Gary A. Hamblet

Of Counsel

The primary focus of Gary Hamblet’s practice is Insurance Coverage Litigation, Complex Tort Litigation and Professional Liability. He has a depth of experience with automobile manufacturers and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Gary is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Gary has tried 53 Federal and Superior Court jury trials to verdict. 


  • Author, "Why is Nickerson Important to the Evaluation and Settlement of Bad Faith Cases?", Morris Polich & Purdy's California and Nevada Insurance Coverage Newsletter, 2016 - Vol. 3
  • Author, "Does a CGL Carrier Owe a Duty to Defend Claims Involving Cybersecurity Breaches?", Morris Polich & Purdy's California and Nevada Insurance Coverage Newsletter, 2016 - Vol. 2
  • Co-author: California Property Insurance: Law and Litigation, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 2011
  • "The Cumis Crisis in California," sponsored by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel  
  • Contributor, Morris, Polich & Purdy's California and Nevada Insurance Coverage Update, 2008 Vol. 4
  • "Good Faith Case Handling," sponsored by Western Region Property Claim Managers of The Travelers
  • "The Cumis Obligation in California," sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company (Environmental Claims Division)
  • "Legal Updates – Attorney Client and Work Product Privileges; Innocent Spouse Doctrine; and Spoiliation of Evidence," sponsored by California Conference of Arson Investigators
  • Blue Ridge Insurance Company v. Superior Court (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 339, 248 Cal.Rptr. 346
  • Hackethal v. National Casualty Company (1987) 189 Cal.App.3d 1102, 234 Cal.Rptr. 853
  • Martin v. K & K Properties (1987) 188 Cal.App.3d 1559, 234 Cal.Rptr. 161
  • Mahfouz Michael v. Aetna Life & Casualty Company (2001) 88 Cal.App.4th 925, 106 Cal.Rptr.2d 240
  • Lemaire, Faunce & Katznelson v. Cox (1985) 171 Cal.App.3d 297, 217 Cal.Rptr. 281
  • Dillingham Construction N.A., Inc. v. Nadel Partnership, Inc. (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 264, 75 Cal.Rptr.2d 207
  • Sinaloa Lake Owner’s Association, Inc. v. Spehenson, 805 F.Supp. 824 (C.D.Cal. 1992), aff’d 70 F.3d 1095 (9th Cir. 1995)
  • Travelers Indemnity of Illinois v. City of Redlands Redevelopment Agency (1998) 67 Cal.App.4th 762, 79 Cal.Rptr.2d 819
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
For ten years (2011-2020) Gary Hamblet has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer in a survey distributed by Thomson Reuters, a distinction honoring the top 5% of lawyers in the region
American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Trial Attorneys of America