Linda Kornfeld



Linda Kornfeld is one of the nation’s most prominent insurance recovery attorneys, representing corporate policyholders in high-stakes litigation for more than 25 years. Using strategic, creative approaches in her trial and appellate practice, Linda assists her clients in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance assets. She is a strategic adviser to senior executives and in-house counsel on mitigating risk and maximizing insurance recoveries.

Chambers USA reports, Linda “is described by a source as a ‘very knowledgeable, aggressive and effective lawyer who works very hard’” and that a “client praises her ‘professional, precision work, with a laser focus on the key facts and issues.’” Legal 500 calls her an “exceptionally talented insurance litigation expert.”

The range of clients that Linda represents includes:

  • telecommunications companies
  • universities
  • real estate developers
  • manufacturers
  • nonprofit organizations

Whether through settlement or trial, Linda cost-effectively resolves complex insurance matters for her clients, such as:

  • data breach and privacy issues
  • directors’ and officers’ liability
  • business interruption and extra expense
  • employee fidelity
  • professional errors and omissions
  • employment
  • entertainment industry liabilities
  • intellectual property infringements
  • construction defects
  • asbestos, environmental, and product liabilities

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  • Insurance: Policyholder, listed in Chambers USA
  • Insurance: Advice to Policyholders, listed in The Legal 500 United States
  • 2012–2020, “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” “Litigation Star,” and “California Star,” listed in Benchmark Litigation
  • 2020, “Los Angeles Star,” listed in Benchmark Litigation
  • 2020, "Woman of Business," by the Comerica Bank Women’s Business Awards Program
  • 2019, “Leading Lawyer,” listed in The Legal 500’s Guide to Outstanding Lawyers Nationwide
  • 2018–2019, “Most Influential Woman Attorney,” listed in the Los Angeles Business Journal
  • 2019, Thought Leader and Global Leader in Insurance & Reinsurance, listed in Who’s Who Legal
  • 2017–2019, listed in Who’s Who Legal – Insurance & Reinsurance
  • 2012–2014, 2018–2019, “Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” listed in Lawdragon
  • 2011–2016, 2018–2019, “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California,” listed in the Daily Journal
  • 2008–2020, “Southern California Super Lawyer” for Insurance Coverage, listed in Super Lawyers
  • 2019, “Top 50 Women Southern California Lawyers,” listed in Super Lawyers
  • 2018–2019, listed in Euromoney’s Insurance and Reinsurance and Women in Business Law Expert Guides
  • 2016, “Woman Worth Watching,” listed in Diversity Journal



  • American Bar Association - Section of Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • American College of Coverage Counsel
Professional Activities

Throughout her distinguished career, Linda has focused on women’s leadership and advancement in the legal and other professions. She is a sought-after speaker, media resource, and writer on women’s issues and complex litigation issues, and co-authored A Policyholder’s Primer on Insurance published by the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Linda participates actively in various industry associations:

  • The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Advisory Board Member
  • American College of Coverage Counsel
  • American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation and Bad Faith Subcommittee
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys



  • California


  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA
  • George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors