Pamela A. Bower

SENIOR ATTORNEY

408-341-0234
pbower@ahklaw.com
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Pamela A. Bower represents policyholders in insurance coverage and bad faith matters under directors and officers' liability policies, employment practices liability policies, errors and omissions policies, general liability policies, umbrella and excess policies, and other business and personal lines insurance policies. Her insurance coverage and bad faith practice extends to all phases of litigation, including mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal.

With co-counsel Randy Hess, Ms. Bower obtained an $8 million verdict that included a punitive damage award over $7 million against Pacific Specialty Insurance Company, after the jury unanimously found the insurer breached the contract and the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and engaged in malice, oppression or fraud. She has resolved numerous insurance coverage and bad faith matters without need for litigation.

Ms. Bower earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Bower is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, as well as the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California and the Third and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. She is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association. She has served on San Mateo County Superior Court bench-bar committees and has acted as speaker/panelist in insurance coverage and bad faith matters for the Association of Defense Counsel, the California Mortgage Association, and the San Mateo Superior Court, and many others.

Ms. Bower has continuously earned an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating, the highest available rating for legal ability and ethics, as recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. In 2016, she has again been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer® in Insurance Coverage, an honor given to only the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California. In addition, Ms. Bower has been awarded a "Superb" (10.0 out of 10.0) rating from Avvo™, an online lawyer rating service.

Ms. Bower is pleased to represent both commercial and individual policyholders in insurance coverage matters and all phases of insurance litigation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Insurance Coverage Law
Bad Faith Law
Litigation, State and Federal

BAR ADMISSIONS

California State Bar
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

EDUCATION

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
A.B., English, University of California, Berkeley

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Northern California SuperLawyers® - Insurance Coverage 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating since 2002
Avvo™ Superb Rating (10.0 out of 10.0)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association