Mr. Dogaru counsels commercial property insurers in all aspects of first-party property insurance coverage in a myriad of industries including storage warehouses, manufacturing plants, industrial facilities, hotels and resorts, food processing plants, pharmaceutical facilities, office buildings, apartment complexes, mobile home parks, water parks, and casinos. His expertise includes a broad array of property policies, manuscript and ISO forms, such as all-risk, named perils, boiler and machinery, inland marine, and builder’s risk. He also represents property insurers in high-exposure litigation, in state and federal courts, alleging breach of contract, “bad faith” and punitive damages claims.
Mr. Dogaru advises insurers on coverage issues arising under commercial general liability, errors and omissions, and professional liability policies. Mr. Dogaru also represents admitted and surplus lines insurers in matters before the California Department of Insurance, including hearings, audits, regulatory compliance, and administrative investigations involving allegations of unfair claim practices.
In his business litigation practice, Mr. Dogaru represents individuals and businesses in litigation ranging from simple contract disputes to complex multi-party disputes in numerous industries including construction, real estate, technology, financial services, manufacturing, health care, and professional services.
Mr. Dogaru earned his B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998, and his J.D. degree from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2001. In addition, Mr. Dogaru earned his M.B.A. degree from the American University, Kogod School of Business in 2001.
Mr. Dogaru is authorized to practice law in California and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Dogaru is a member of the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and the Orange County Bar Association.