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Sedgwick LLP

Bruce D. Celebrezze
Partner
Chair, Insurance Division

San Francisco, California
tel: 415.627.3439
fax: 415.781.2635

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Bruce Celebrezze serves as the firm wide chair of the firm’s Insurance Division, and has been practicing in the field of insurance law for virtually his entire legal career. As one of the country’s leading insurance industry litigators, he has represented a wide variety of international, national, and regional insurers. In addition, Mr. Celebrezze frequently lectures and is widely published as a legal expert in the field. He is recognized by the leading legal directories as a leader in insurance, including being ranked in Chambers USA (2010-2014) where he is noted for being “particularly strong in class actions and cases involving underlying IP disputes,” and for his “dedication” and “practical and common-sense approach.” Commentators in Chambers USA note that he “has a very good way of facilitating a discussion with the other side to move the case forward to a reasonable resolution.” They also describe him as being a “very professional, easy-to-work-with lawyer,” who is “incredibly smart, down to earth and one of the most hard-working people I have ever seen.”

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Areas of Concentration

Property & Casualty Coverage; Extracontractual & Commercial Insurance Litigation; Governmental/Public Entity/Social Service Agency Coverage; Insurance Regulatory; Reinsurance

Admissions

California; Illinois; 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court (C.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (N.D. Ill.); U.S. District Court (E.D. Mich.); U.S. District Court (W.D. Mich.); U.S. District Court (N.D. Ohio)

Education

J.D. (1979) University of Michigan Law School
A.B. (1976) University of Notre Dame, with high honors