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United Policyholders filed amicus briefs in four of the top five most important insurance cases of 2016
by Dan Wade
2016 was an outstanding year for the United Policyholders Amicus Project. Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers, UP was able to file briefs in four of the five most important insurance cases of 2016 (In re: Viking Pump and Warren Pumps Insurance Appeals, Cypress Point Condominium Association v. Adria Towers, Sebo v. American Home Assurance Co., and Arceneaux v. Amstar Corp.). And in three of the four cases in which we filed, we helped secure a victory for policyholders! Read more here.
About The Blogger
Dan Wade joined United Policyholders in January 2014. As Staff Attorney, he works primarily on the Advocacy and Action Program, helping draft and coordinate amicus curiae briefs, legislative advocacy, and legal research in partnership with UP staff and volunteers. Dan's relationship with UP began as a student in Professor Ken Klein's disaster law seminar where Executive Director Amy Bach was a guest lecturer. As a law student volunteer for UP, he researched trends in insurance law and tracked Superstorm Sandy insurance litigation. Dan gained transactional and litigation experience as a law clerk for Higgs, Fletcher and Mack, a mid-sized San Diego business law firm and externed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Regional Counsel for Region 5 in Chicago. Before joining UP, he interned at the Alliance for the Great Lakes, an environmental group based in Chicago.
Dan earned his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University in 2007 and his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego in 2013. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2013 and the California Bar in 2014. He is a member of various professional associations, including: the American Bar Association - Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, the American Association for Justice, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.