Larry J. Sher

Lawrence J. Sher

Born Brooklyn , New York , 1955.

Admitted to bar, 1992, California.


Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A., magna cum laude, 1977); University of California, Davis, School of Law (J.D. 1992). Senior Research Editor, UC Davis Law Review. Recipient, Nathan Burk Memorial Competition in Copyright Law, First Place, University of California at Davis, School of Law, 1992.


State Bar of California.


His article, "In the Line of Fire: An Analysis of Insurers' Obligation to Arsonists' Spouses," was published in Mealey's Insurance Bad Faith Litigation Report , March 2000.

The Search for a Suitable Standard of Substantial Similarity: The Ninth Circuit's Application of the Krofft Test, 25 U.C. Davis Law Review 229 (1991).

Published Opinions:

Mercado v. Allstate (9th Cir. 2003) 340 F.3d 824

Glendale Memorial Hosp. & Health Center v. Department of Mental Health (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 129


Mr. Sher's practice centers on counseling insurers regarding their rights and responsibilities under insurance contracts. He also represents insurers in litigation with other insurers and in declaratory relief actions. Mr. Sher has trial and appellate experience.