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  Gretchen S. Carner
Partner
Direct Dial: 424.352.1829
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Gretchen Carner  is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Professional Liability and Insurance Coverage National Practice Sections. She has extensive litigation experience representing insurers in bad faith and insurance coverage lawsuits. Her insurance expertise includes coverage advice in the areas of general liability, professional liability, broker’s and dealer’s, property and casualty, D&O, workers’ compensation, and employers’ liability coverage. She has also handled significant litigation involving coverage issues relating to bodily injury, personal injury, advertising injury, and property damage.

Ms. Carner has extensive experience in handling employment issues for employers in cases involving issues of discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment/abuse.  She also has substantial experience handling general business disputes and the defense of professionals in cases alleging errors and omissions by lawyers, architects and engineers, escrow agents, directors, officers, insurance agents, and insurance brokers.  Ms. Carner advises HOA boards and their directors in various matters and defends them in litigated disputes.  In addition, she has successfully defended several trial court rulings in her clients’ favor in the California appellate courts.

She has participated as a speaker in seminars relating to good faith claims handling practices, annual training seminars on the California insurance claims handling regulations, professional malpractice issues geared toward loss prevention, and on issues relating to malicious prosecution actions.

Ms. Carner has received an AV® Peer Review rating from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory. The AV® Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and that the lawyer has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. This rating is the result of a peer review system based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary.

 

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