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San Diego, California insurance law firm

San Diego Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys

At Dawson & Rosenthal, P.C., we help people who have had their claim delayed, denied, or even ignored by insurance companies. With over 70 years of combined experience, our attorneys handle cases involving denied claims in health care, homeowners, disability, automobile and commercial liability insurance. Contact our firm today and schedule your free consultation to find out how we can help you recover the money you are entitled to after an insurance company acting in bad faith.

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Sander Dawson

Bad faith insurance attorney Sander R. Dawson joined Dawson & Rosenthal in 2014.

Sander attended college at Arizona State University and law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, where he graduated cum laude in 2013. During law school, Sander worked as an Associate Writer and Editor on the school’s Law Review and International Law Journal, served on the Community Outreach Committee tutoring at-risk youths, and was named to the Pro Bono Legal Honors Society for his pro bono work in San Diego.

  • San Diego Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2020-2021
  • Southwest Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2019-2021
  • Faculty Award, California Western School of Law
  • Dean’s List, California Western School of Law
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Anita Rosenthal

Anita is a native Arizonan, who has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. Since graduating from Arizona State University Law School in 1980, Anita practiced with a prominent private criminal defense attorney and then became a public defender in Maricopa County.

After successfully defending many cases, she worked for the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, where she became the coordinator for mental health services throughout Arizona. After her work at the public interest law firm, Anita returned to the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office to become a trial group coordinator, responsible for supervising, managing, and training over 25 lawyers in trial skills.

Anita joined Steve Dawson at Thur, Dawson and O’Sullivan in 1987, and in 1995, they formed Dawson and Rosenthal. Her trial in the case of Ceimo v. General American resulted in an $87 million verdict; the largest disability verdict in the country that year. The Ceimo case was quickly followed by Leavey v. Unum Provident, which resulted in a 20 million dollar verdict. Another of Anita’s disability cases was featured on NBC’s Dateline in 2002. Anita tried the case of Nardelli v. MetLife, resulting in a $55 million dollar verdict, and most recently, tried a toxic inhalation case against the State of Arizona (Clabough v. State of Arizona) resulting in a $4.3 million dollar judgment.

In all, Anita has litigated well over 50 trials successfully, both criminal and civil.

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV rating, (highest rating)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
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Steven Dawson

Steven C. Dawson has represented individuals, families, and companies in cases against their insurance companies. He has consulted with clients and attorneys throughout the country, has frequently lectured on the topic and has been called upon to act as an expert witness. He is a participant in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, an invitation only directory of the state’s most prominent and prestigious lawyers.

Mr. Dawson was selected in every year since 2007 as one of a few Southwest Super Lawyers, following a selection process that included peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates.

  • Arizona Finest Attorneys
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV rating, (highest rating)
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Aaron Dawson

Aaron has dedicated his practice to representing individuals against the wealthy and powerful, whether they be corporate, governmental, or an individual. After passing the California and Oregon bars in 2012, Aaron ran his own practice for several years, before joining a San Francisco-based non-profit in 2016 (The Eviction Defense Collaborative). As senior litigation counsel at the Eviction Defense Collaborative, Aaron spent much of his time in court representing tenants facing eviction. He handled well over 75 cases before leaving the non-profit to join Dawson & Rosenthal and take on insurance companies for wrongfully denying claims in pursuit of profit.

Aaron received his Bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in 2007 and his law degree from Santa Clara Law in 2011. During law school, Aaron interned at the Inter American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica, and repeatedly won awards for his oral advocacy, including Best Oralist at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York. He served as co-president of the Environmental Law Society and received awards for outstanding academic achievement and the Pro-Bono Recognition Award. Aaron is licensed in Arizona, California, and Oregon and has tried and assisted in multiple jury trials.

Dawson & Rosenthal, P.C.
402 West Broadway #2200
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 354-1652
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