Allan J. Favish - Biography

Allan J. Favish attended UCLA, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1977. In 1981, Mr. Favish received a Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Mr. Favish was admitted to the California State Bar in 1981. In 1999 he was admitted to the Washington, D.C. Bar, and in 2002 he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in all districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Favish practices general civil litigation, including insurance coverage & insurance bad faith litigation.

Appellate decisions include:

  • Kelton Arms Condo. Owners Ass’n v. Homestead Ins. Co., 346 F. 3d 1190 (9th Cir. 2003)

  • Favish v. Office of Independent Counsel, 217 F. 3d 1168 (9th Cir. 2000) (FOIA for original Polaroid photos of Vincent Foster’s body in Fort Marcy Park; 2-1 opinion stated: “Favish, in fact, tenders evidence and argument which, if believed, would justify his doubts” about the government’s conclusion), rev’d., National Archives and Records Administration v. Favish, 541 U.S. 157 (2004) (formerly Office of Indep. Counsel v. Favish), rehrg. den., 541 U.S. 1057 (2004)
  • Favish v. Regents of the University of California, 46 Cal. App. 4th 49, 53 Cal. Rptr. 2d 757 (1996) (depublished by Cal. Supreme Court, August 14, 1996)

  • Congleton v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 189 Cal. App. 3d 51, 234 Cal. Rptr. 218 (1987) (with Kern & Wooley, Los Angeles)
  • Culbertson v. Louisville Ladder Co., 190 Cal. App. 3d 704, 235 Cal. Rptr. 510 (1987) (with Kern & Wooley, Los Angeles)

  • Penner v. Falk, 153 Cal. App. 3d 858, 200 Cal. Rptr. 661 (1984)
  • Nevin v. United States, 696 F. 2d 1229 (9th Cir. 1983)

  • Targett v. United States, 551 F. Supp. 1231 (N.D. Cal. 1982)

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General Insurance Defense  
& Bad Faith Litigation
University of California, 
Hastings College of Law
(J.D., 1981)
UCLA (B.A., 1977) 

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