Michele L. Levinson
Michele L. Levinson is a partner with Colman Perkins Law Group. She handles a wide variety of insurance defense and insurance coverage matters, both litigated and non-litigated.
Her areas of expertise include:
- rendering coverage opinions
- first party property and automobile claims
- conducting examinations under oath
- managing insurance defense litigation, including personal injury actions
- factually suspicious first and third party insurance claims
- insurance bad faith litigation
In addition, Michele has handled a variety of insurance defense, insurance coverage, general tort, subrogation, labor, employment discrimination, business and probate cases, including litigated and non-litigated contract matters. She has experience in both public/municipal law and private sector litigation.
Michele has tried several matters to verdict, including both jury and bench trials in state and federal court. She is admitted to practice law in California and before the United States District Court, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Unique proficiency in insurance and law
Prior to and during law school, Michele was a senior claims examiner for Safeco Insurance Company (now Liberty Mutual) and a claims examiner for 21st Century Insurance Company (now Farmers Insurance). Her experience as an adjuster and attorney ranges from handling subrogation, products liability, property, automobile matters to premises liability and general liability bodily injury claims.
Her unique insurance and law background combines for a mastery in both insured and uninsured suspect automobile accident claims. Michele is also accomplished at handling commercial and residential SIU-related first party property claims, including arson, theft and vandalism, as well as general liability claims with varying levels of exposure. She has developed expertise in a variety of commercial and personal lines insurance policies.
Michele has served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigative Units and an arbitration forums panelist for Inter-company Arbitration, Inc. She also completed the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Advanced Course.
Michele enjoys cooking, Pilates, gardening, wine tasting, cheering on the New Orleans Saints or the Los Angeles Dodgers, and especially hanging out with her two retrievers Buzz and Augie.
Civil Litigation and Trials
Examinations Under Oath
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2004
California State University, Northridge, B.A., Political Science
State Bar of California
United States District Court of California (Central, Southern, Eastern Districts)
United States Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit)
Claims Conference of Northern California - Chapter Counsel
Int'l. Association of Special Investigative Units
Long Beach Bar Association
SoCal IASIU Defense Attorney of the Year 2022
Super Lawyers Magazine
Southern California Rising Star 2009
Southern California Rising Star 2010