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 - California reports, “Linda Kornfeld is ‘encyclopedic when it comes to coverage law, has remarkable expertise and knowledge of her field and is very strategic’… She impresses market sources with her adroit handling of complex coverage matters, including those in emerging areas such as cybersecurity and data breaches.”

Chambers - Nationwide states, “Linda Kornfeld is an experienced insurance practitioner noted for her skills in assisting clients in major coverage disputes… Sources say: ‘She is very thorough, thoughtful and has a great background in complex insurance matters.’”

Legal 500 US 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:

  • Losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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

News & Views

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  • Daily Journal's Top Women Lawyers
  • Lawdragon's "Top 500 Leading Litigators in America"
  • The National Law Journal’s 2021 Insurance Law Trailblazers
  • Chambers USA’s top insurance coverage lawyer nationwide and in California
  • The Legal 500 United States “Leading Lawyer”
  • Benchmark Litigation’s “California Star,” “National Practice Area Star,” “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” and “Litigation Star”
  • Lawdragon’s “Lawdragon 500” list
  • California Super Lawyers’ “Top 50: Women”
  • Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leader and Global Leader in Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Euromoney’s Insurance and Reinsurance and Women in Business Law Expert Guides
  • Comerica Bank Women’s Business Awards Program’s 2020 “Woman of Business”
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leader of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys”
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California”
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top Minority Attorneys”
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential Woman Attorney”
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top Women Lawyers in California”
  • Diversity Journal’s “Woman Worth Watching,” highlighting women for their trailblazing strategies and contributions that make a difference in their workplace, marketplace, and around the world
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance in Los Angeles, CA
  • Business Today’sTop 10 Most Influential Insurance Policyholder Lawyers in California”



  • 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