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Ryan H. Opgenorth - San Francisco, CA

100 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94111

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Updated: 03/07/2019

San Francisco Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Lawyer


Mr. Opgenorth is an insurance coverage and bad faith litigator. He represents policyholders to ensure that they receive maximum compensation for their claims and are treated with respect by their insurance companies. He has obtained favorable judgments in both state and federal court. He has also achieved several multi-million settlements on behalf of clients. Mr. Opgenorth has been selected by his peers in the legal community as a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” each year since 2013.

About Ryan H. Opgenorth

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Member)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Asian American Bar Association (Member)


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2007
    Juris Doctor
    Law Journal: Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Member
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Classes and Seminars

  • Summary of workers’ compensation bad faith cases , “The Domino Effect” Seminar, Sept. 2014


Other Sources of Feedback About Ryan H. Opgenorth

Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Ryan H. Opgenorth on Super Lawyers


  • Selected to the Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars list for 2013-2015

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Office Information


100 Green Street San Francisco, CA 94111


  • 415-433-4816

Accepts Credit Cards




  • The impact of Crawford v. Weather Shield MFG., Inc. on contractual indemnity provisions , McCormick Barstow LLP, 2009
  • Insurance coverage issues in personal injury cases , San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, September , 2015
  • Deposing insurance company personnel: lessons learned, Advocate Magazine, September, 2018

Representative Cases

  • Achieved 8-figure and 7-figure settlements for clients against insurers who wrongfully refused to defend their insureds in lawsuits that were covered under commercial general liability insurance policies.
  • Secured lifetime long-term care benefits for a client by barring her insurance carrier from rescinding the policy based on responses to impermissible application questions.
  • Reversed on appeal a summary adjudication ruling in insurer’s favor in the published decision Sequeira v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1438.
  • Successfully argued numerous motions for summary adjudication on bad faith and punitive damages before courts throughout California
  • Tucker v. The Travelers Indemnity Co. of Conn., et al. (N.D. Cal.) 2017 WL 10456186
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. v. Chang (N.D. Cal.) 2016 WL 6778664
  • Sequeira v. Lincoln National Life Ins. Co. (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1438
  • Evans v. Poms & Associates Ins. Brokers, Inc. (C.D. Cal.) 2015 WL 857464
  • Cadenasso v. Unum Group, et al. (N.D. Cal.) 2014 WL 12703565
  • Rader v. Sun Life Assur. Co. of Canada (N.D. Cal. 2013) 941 F.Supp.2d 1191
  • Ruiz Food Products, Inc. v. Catlin Underwriting U.S., Inc. (E.D. Cal.) 2012 WL 4050001

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