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Meet our Attorneys

Patrick A. Calhoon

Patrick A. Calhoon focuses on the recovery of insurance benefits and extra-contractual damages on behalf of individual and commercial policyholders. He has also successfully represented individuals in recovering wrongfully withheld benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). In addition to insurance related matters, his practice includes the prosecution of matters arising from physical elder neglect and abuse, financial elder abuse, and personal injury.

Mr. Calhoon began his legal career at the law firm of Levine, Steinberg, Miller & Huver in 2005 where he worked throughout law school and as an attorney following graduation. In 2011, he continued his practice at the Law Offices of Craig A. Miller where he worked on insurance, elder abuse, and ERISA matters until the formation of Miller & Calhoon. He now uses the more than 10 years of training and the experience he gained from working with some of the finest insurance bad faith attorneys in California to represent his clients with great success.

Areas of Practice
– Insurance Bad Faith- Commercial and Individual
– Insurance Recovery- Commercial and Individual
– ERISA plan benefit denials
– Personal Injury
– Physical and Financial Elder Abuse

Bar Admissions
– California
– United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
– U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
– U.S. District Court, Central District of California
– U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
– U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Education
Stephen F. Austin State University (BBA- Bachelor of Business Administration) 2000
Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence) 2006
Honors: Moot Court Honor Society- competed nationally; Witkin Award for Academic
Excellence and the Jefferson Medal in Legal Reasoning, Research, & Writing II.

Associations
– Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Board of Directors, 2017 – Present
– Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2015 – Present
– San Diego Bar Association, Advisory Board for the Insurance/Bad Faith section, 2012 – 2013
– Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Columnist- Trial Bar News, 2015 – Present
– Consumer Attorneys of California

Honors and Awards
– Rising Star, Super Lawyers- 2017
– 2016 Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal- 2016
– Witkin Award for Academic Excellence- Legal Writing and Research, Witkin Legal Institute
– Moot Court Honor Society, Luke Charles Moore Moot Court Competition, Semi-Finalist- 2006

Publications
– Madrigal v. Allstate Ins. Co – A Case Study in Policy Limits Demands, San Diego Trial Bar News, 2017
– Zubillaga v. Allstate Indemnity Company – The Genuine Dispute Doctrine Will Not Automatically Insulate an Insurer from a Bad Faith Claim, San Diego Trial Bar News. 2017
– Barickman v. Mercury Cas. Co – Sometimes Even an Offer to Pay Policy Limits Isn’t Enough to Defeat a Bad Faith Claim, San Diego Trial Bar News, 2017
– ERISA: In search of a fair review of claim denials, San Diego Trial Bar News, 2017
– Making a Case for Coverage Under Designated Premises Endorsements, San Diego Trial Bar News, 2016
– Beware the Stipulated Judgment, San Diego Trial Bar News, 2016
– Good News for Punitive Damage Awards in Insurance Bad Faith Cases, San Diego Trial Bar News, 2016
– HMO Bad Faith- Does it Exist?, San Diego Trial Bar News ,2016
– A Shot in the Arm for Uninsured Motorist Bad Faith Actions, San Diego Trial Bar News, 2015

Speaking Engagements
– Policy Limits Demands- Early Settlement or Excess Verdict, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, December 2017.
– Insurance Policy Limits Demands, San Diego North County Bar Association, May 2017
– As the Judges See It- Best and Worst Practices in Civil Litigation, Civil Court Judicial Forum,
December 2014.

Case Results

Amor Ministries v. Century Surety Co.

Verdict Amount: $8,100,000 Case Number: U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Case No. 13 CV 1441 GPC-BGS Date of Verdict: January 28, 2016 Plaintiff: Amor Ministries Defendant: Century Surety Company Facts and Background:...

Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Insurance Co.

Settlement Amount: $6,000,000 Case Name: DOE PLAINTIFF V. ROE INSURANCE COMPANY Case Settled: 10/2011 Plaintiff: Confidential Defendant: Confidential Facts and Background: Action for insurance bad faith based on Roe Insurance Company's wrongful...

City of Carlsbad v. ISOP and Allianz Insurance Co.

Settlement Amount: $6,300,000 Case Name: CITY OF CARLSBAD v. ISOP and ALLIANZ INSURANCE COMPANY Case Number: 37-2007-00072351-CU-IC-CTL Case Settled: 10/2010 Plaintiff: City of Carlsbad Defendants: ISOP and Allianz Insurance Co. Facts and...

City of San Diego v. Lexington Insurance Co.

Settlement Amount: $1,625,000 Case Name: CITY OF SAN DIEGO v. LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY Case Number 07CV-0475 DMS (NLS) Case Settled: 11/08 Plaintiff: The City of San Diego Defendant: Lexington Insurance Co. Facts and Background: On October 23, 2003, the...

Majors v. Western Home Insurance Co.

Settlement Amount: $1,780,000 (including interest during pendency of appeal.) Case Name: MAJORS v. WESTERN HOME INSURANCE COMPANY Case Number GIC 842164 Case Settled: 12/7/06 Plaintiff: Patrick and Elsa Majors Defendants: Western Home Insurance Co. Facts...

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