Anderson, McPhariln & Conners LLP
Kenneth Watnik acts as trial counsel in state and federal court actions and appellate counsel in the California Court of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Watnik serves as coverage and litigation counsel for insurance companies in disputes relating to fidelity bonds, crime policies, directors and officers liability insurance policies, and property policies. He represents insurance brokers, lawyers, and other professionals in contract and negligence actions. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in litigation matters, including contracts; joint venture and partnership disputes; letter of credit actions; fraud claims; logistics disputes; breach of fiduciary duty actions; and other tort claims.
Among Watnik’s recent successes has been his work winning a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss with prejudice, in which the court ruled that Watnik’s insurer client could not be held liable for an insurance broker’s alleged negligence.