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Insurance Litigation

Civil Attorney

Denial of Death Benefit Claims

Mr. Hudson specializes in pursuing life insurance claims for death benefits which have been denied by the insurance company.  The denial can be for many reasons, including:

(1) the policy is void due to misrepresentation or concealment in the policy application;
(2) the policy lapsed or terminated due to nonpayment of premium;
(3) a policy exclusion is applicable, and negates coverage;
(4) the claimant is not the lawful beneficiary under the policy terms; and
(5) for accidental death policies, the death was not caused by accident.

Experienced Attorney Provides Exceptional Legal Service to Southern California Residents

For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of James T. Hudson has been serving clients in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties, in California. Established in 1991 by civil trial attorney James T. Hudson, the firm focuses on insurance claims and insurance bad faith.

Mr. Hudson has been licensed to practice law in California since 1969. He earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Southern California, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He has lectured for the Defense Research Institute and Lorman Educational Services on insurance bad faith.

Mr. Hudson has more than 40 years of legal experience, formerly as an insurance defense attorney, employed by insurance companies to defend them and their insureds. During his time doing that work, he finely honed my legal skills. He now uses that background to represent claimants against insurance companies.

Defending and protecting clients is his top priority, and he is staunchly committed to winning your cases. Although he is aggressive when defending you in the courtroom, he places a strong emphasis on giving each client full attention and respect.

Mr. Hudson directly handles all cases involving:

  • Civil litigation
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Insurance coverage
  • ERISA Claims

Trusted California lawyer helps you achieve the results you want

Choosing the right attorney for your legal needs is critical. Mr. Hudson has the knowledge, experience and ability to handle your legal matter. Professionalism, integrity and commitment are the foundation of his firm.Testimony to this commitment is his AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.

Contact a knowledgeable and professional Los Angeles law firm

Call the Law Offices of James T. Hudson at 213-386-2747 or call Mr. Hudson directly on his mobile 323-807-5830. Mr. Hudson offers flexible and negotiable fee arrangements including contingent, hourly, flat or a combination.

The Law Offices of James T. Hudson serves clients in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties, in California.

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Recent Verdicts and Settlements:

Life Insurance – insurer claimed client was involved in insured’s death and disputed that client was primary beneficiary on policy – $1.6 million

Life Insurance – insurer claimed health misrepresented on policy application – $620,000

Life Insurance – insurer claimed misrepresentations and concealment on policy application – $325,000

Life Insurance – insurer claimed client was not primary beneficiary on policy – $287,000

Life Insurance – insurer claimed flexible premium policy lapsed for nonpayment of premium – $235,000 plus issuance of new life policy

Life Insurance – insurer claimed health misrepresented on policy application and disputed that client was primary beneficiary on policy – $200,000

Life Insurance – life agent misrepresented that life policy sold to senior citizen could be resold in several years at a substantial profit – $115,000

Life Insurance – insurer claimed policy had lapsed for nonpayment of premium – $50,000

Disability Insurance – insurer claimed client was not totally disabled – $400,000

Disability Insurance – insurer claimed client was not totally disabled – $325,000

Accidental Death Insurance – insurer claimed coverage excluded because insured driving under the influence of alcohol – $190,000

Property Insurance – insurer claimed burglary loss not covered because insured was not legal owner of jewelry – $250,000 policy limit plus $100,000 in attorneys fees

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