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  Gretchen S. Carner
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Gretchen Carner is a Partner and member of Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Professional Liability and National Insurance Coverage 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 continues to successfully defend employers in various employment disputes including claims of discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment/abuse.  She has substantial experience handling general business disputes and in defending professionals in cases alleging errors and omissions by lawyers, accountants, 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 briefed and argued numerous appeals in California state and federal appellate courts on behalf of her clients.

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, and on topics relating to insurance coverage, professional liability, and 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.

Not only has Ms. Carner accomplished much in her legal career, she made her television debut as a big winner on Wheel of Fortune’s Best Friends Week.  Ms. Carner enjoys volunteering what free time she has to several school related organizations that tirelessly work to benefit the children in her community.

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