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G. Edward Rudloff, Jr.

A partner in the firm, G. Edward Rudloff, Jr. concentrates his practice on property and casualty insurance law and “bad faith” litigation.  He is called upon to render legal opinions on property and casualty insurance claims and to defend insurance companies in the litigation of disputes arising out of property insurance and casualty contracts.  He has been frequently retained to provide expert testimony on these issues, lectures on them, and has contributed many articles and chapters to professional books and journals.

Mr. Rudloff brings to the firm a wealth of trial experience in both civil and criminal actions all over the State of California and in the federal courts.  He has also appeared on a number of occasions before the Commission on Judicial Performance in the representation of members of the California judiciary. Mr. Rudloff also has significant experience in arguing matters in the various California appellate courts.

Mr. Rudloff served as an Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco from 1973 to 1979.  His prosecutions include all varieties of misdemeanor and felony offenses, the most notorious being one of San Francisco’s largest mass murder cases, the Golden Dragon Restaurant massacre.


Mr. Rudloff earned his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1972.  During law school, he was the Book Review Editor of the Santa Clara Lawyer (now Santa Clara Law Review).  He was also a member of Phi Alpha Delta and editor-in-chief of the law school newspaper, The Santa Clara Advocate.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Rudloff is authorized to practice law in California and in the U. S. District Courts for Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits.

Professional Associations

Mr. Rudloff is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the California Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has been a vice-chair of the ABA Property Insurance Law Committee. Mr. Rudloff is active in the Defense Research Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, where he was the chair of the Property Insurance Committee, a member of the Board of Editors of the Defense Counsel Journal, and chairperson of the California Membership Delegation. He is a member of the Loss Executives Association. He is also a member of the Santa Clara University, School of Law, Dean’s Leadership Council and the Santa Clara University, School of Law, Board of Visitors. Mr. Rudloff was just admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Rudloff actively participates in community groups. He is a past President of The Olympic Club of San Francisco, a former member of the Board of Directors of The Olympic Club, and a former member of the Board of Directors of The Olympic Club Foundation. He was on the Admissions Committee, Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors, Commissioner of Masters Swimming, Deputy Commissioner of Masters Swimming, Legal Committee, History & Archives Committee, Athletic Committee, Special Projects Committee, Trustee of the Cutino Award, and Hall of Fame Committee. He was a member of the Brigham Young University Varsity Club and is a life member of the Marin Humane Society.

Cited Cases

David A. Buxbaum v. Aetna Life and Casualty, et al., (2002) 103 Cal.App.4th 434; Wailua Associates v. The Aetna Casualty and Surety Company (D. HI 1998) 27 F.Supp.2d 1211; B A Properties, Inc. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Company (D. VI 2003) 273 F.Supp.2d 673; Stamm Theaters, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Company (2001) 93 Cal.App.4th 531; James Dobbas, et al. v. Fred Vitas, et al. (2011) 191 Cal.App.4th 809; Milhouse v. Travelers Commercial Ins. Co., — F.Supp.2d —- (2013), 2013 WL 6044306.


Since 1985, Mr. Rudloff has maintained an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by his peers in the legal community.  Since its inception, Mr. Rudloff has earned the Northern California “Super Lawyer” designation, as awarded by Law & Politics, based on nomination, evaluation of professional achievements, and selection by a panel of attorneys in the applicable practice area.  Only 5% of the total attorneys in each state receive the Super Lawyers designation.  He is also one of a select number of the “Bay Area’s Best Insurance Lawyers,” and voted by his peers as one of an elite group of “Top Attorneys in Northern California” for his “impressive record of professional achievement and unquestioned ethical standards.”

G. Edward Rudloff, Jr.
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