Robert Forni is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary's San Francisco office. He has extensive litigation experience and expertise in ERISA, RICO, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He specializes in the representation of insurers, employee welfare benefit plans, claims administrators, insurance agents and brokers in all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals, in actions arising from ERISA, RICO, and insurance coverage disputes in state and federal court. He has also provided services as insurer-selected counsel for insureds, and independent representation of insureds as Cumis counsel. His litigation and appellate practice includes prosecuting and defending complex tort and contract actions for breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, declaratory relief, unfair competition, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, specific performance and reformation on behalf of insurers and corporate clients.
He has a special interest in counseling insurers and employee welfare plans in the handling of claims and actions in which insurance fraud is suspected. He is experienced in preparing comprehensive coverage opinions and providing coverage advice throughout the claims process. His expertise extends to commercial and personal lines of insurance including disability, commercial general liability, commercial property, homeowners, and automobile.