Charles E. Wheeler has worked extensively in insurance coverage for environmental, toxic tort, products liability, construction defect, personal and advertising injury, and professional liability claims, including class actions. He has also handled insurance coverage involving first-party property, disability, annuity, workers compensation, and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.
In addition to coverage disputes, Charlie has defended first-party and third-party bad faith actions, and Cumis counsel fee disputes, and has been involved in numerous inter-carrier contribution actions. He has also been retained to defend insureds in significant claims, including construction accident, water intrusion, and Phen-fen cases.
In addition to his insurance coverage practice, Charlie has extensive experience in commercial litigation. He has represented banks and securities brokers in customer disputes, including class actions. He has also defended corporations in derivative actions.
Charlie has defended malpractice actions against auditors and appraisers, and has defended real estate fraud and probate cases. He has arbitrated commercial contract disputes. Charlie received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1975 and graduated from Yale Law School in 1978.
- Yale Law School, J.D., 1978
- Stanford University, A.B., 1975
BAR ADMISSIONS : California
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court — Central District of California
- U.S. District Court — Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court — Southern District of California
- San Diego County Bar Association
- State Bar of California
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