Practice Areas

Demler, Armstrong & Rowland, LLP, is a litigation firm, first and foremost. We are called upon by our clients to try their toughest cases, frequently having the files transferred to us on the eve of trial. Our focus over the years has been insurance bad faith, including insurance coverage, and high-end personal injury cases as well as construction defect matters. We have also successfully litigated business fraud and breach of contract actions for local businesses and stand ready to help our clients in all arenas.

Insurance Bad Faith

For nearly three decades, Demler, Armstrong & Rowland has been a leader in the field of insurance bad faith, representing various carriers in litigation arising under commercial, homeowner, auto, life and disability policies. The firm has handled bad faith matters in California in both state and federal courts, and has also successfully defended insurers in the Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court. We have also defended insurers in bad faith litigation in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including Hawaii, Oklahoma, Washington and Nevada.

In California, Demler, Armstrong & Rowland has led the field in bad faith litigation, with a winning track record in better than 90% of its jury trials and appeals. We have also handled complex bad faith litigation arising from natural catastrophes, such as the Northridge Earthquake and Oakland Hills Fire. As a result of this experience, we have developed a broad expertise in the mechanics of proper claims handling and utilize this knowledge to either aggressively defend non-meritorious claims or to counsel early resolution of claims involving potential serious exposure to the client.

In addition to trial work, the firm’s attorneys are available for consultation on problem files. We have also assembled a lecture series on bad faith issues, which is provided to insurer clients free of charge, as a matter of maintaining a “hands on” attorney-client relationship.

Long Beach

4500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90804

San Francisco

101 Montgomery St., Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104


3626 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95864

Walnut Creek

1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596