Wayne H. Hammack

Partner

Los Angeles – Downtown, CA
D 213.615.7029
[email protected]

Overview

Wayne Hammack is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Los Angeles Downtown office. He has over two decades of wide-ranging trial experience in state and federal courts throughout California.

Mr. Hammack has substantial experience representing insurance companies in both coverage and extra-contractual claims involving multi-million dollar exposures as well as defending agents and brokers who have been sued for malpractice. He also has extensive experience in defending against a wide variety of professional negligence claims including agent/broker malpractice, legal malpractice, and medical malpractice. Mr. Hammack has also defended clients in complex negligence, premises liability, and toxic tort claims.

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Bar Admissions

California

Representative Cases & Clients
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. AEG Live, Michael Jackson Company LLC – rescission litigation in Los Angeles against AEG Live and Michael Jackson Company LLC following death of Michael Jackson for Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London under a contingency cancellation policy for the This Is It concerts in London, England. Action based upon material misrepresentations and non-disclosures regarding Jackson’s prior drug use. After over one year of litigation, AEG drops its $17.5 million insurance claim for a waiver of costs. Litigation continued and resolved with the Estate of Michael Jackson for the LLC the morning of Underwriters’ motion for summary judgment on rescission and other policy defences.
  • The Foo Fighters v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s: Represented Underwriters in litigation in Federal Court in the Central District in Los Angeles.
  • Very Good Touring (Kanye West) v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s: Represented Underwriters in litigation in Federal Court in the Central District in Los Angeles.
  • Nickelback v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s: Represented Underwriters in rescission litigation in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Affiliations
  • Cubmaster & Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Pack 37
  • President, Marshall Fundamental High School Athletic Boosters
  • Vice-President, Pasadena American Little League