Attorney - Peter M. Fonda
Peter M. Fonda specializes in all aspects of tort and insurance coverage litigation. His practice, now spanning nearly 40 years is one of great depth, with extensive experience in both state and federal courts.
Peter practices in numerous business litigation fields, however, his major emphasis is in all area of casualty insurance, including insurance coverage, professional and hospital liability, product liability, general liability, elder abuse and bad faith litigation. Peter also carries the primary responsibility for appellate matters and insurance coverage opinion letters on behalf of the firm.
Peter represents private companies, insurance carriers and third party administrators, such as Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Optima Healthcare Insurance Services, and Beta Healthcare Group and governmental entities, such as the Regents of the Universities of California, as well as hospitals, like UCLA Medical Centers, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System.
As a Senior Partner, Peter's responsibilities encompass that of an educator and supervisor of other lawyers and staff members throughout the three Firm locations. In our Firm, Peter is known as the "Lawyer's Lawyer," secondary to his superior knowledge of the law and uncanny ability to develop winning arguments in legal gray areas.
Michigan State University, B.A. with high honors, 1969
Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi
Bedford College, University of London, summer session, 1968
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1973
Admission to Practice
Supreme Court of the State of California, 1973
United States District Court, Central District of California, 1973
United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1979
Supreme Court of the United States of America, July 1979
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, May 1989
Member of: State Bar of California
American Bar Association - Insurance, Negligence & Compensation Law Section
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitration - Program Arbitrator
Peter has participated as:
Superior Court Referee, Los Angeles Superior Court - West District
Settlement Attorney in Crash Settlement Program, Los Angeles Superior Court - West District
Past Member - Los Angeles County Bar Association Committee on Judicial Evaluation Past Member - Los Angeles County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Committee
Peer review rating of "AV" with Martindale Hubbell.