Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Expand LA Law Office

(June 3, 2013, Los Angeles, CA) — Kaufman  Dolowich & Voluck, LLP (KDV), a leading national law firm, today announced that Dean B. Herman, who has  more than 30 years of experience in insurance industry and business litigation,  and Hee Young Lee, who has represented insurers and policyholders for more than  a decade, have joined the firm as partners in its Los Angeles office. They will  be accompanied by Craig D. Aronson as senior counsel and Steven S. Son, Andrew  C. Johnson and Mikhaile P. Savary as associates.

Herman will serve as  Co-Chair of the firm’s national Insurance/Bad Faith practice group with Kevin  Mattessich, a New York-based partner, and together Herman and Lee will manage  and lead the firm’s Insurance practice in the California  offices.


Herman defends  and advises insurers and professionals on liability, first and third party  insurance coverage issues, bad faith, and errors and omissions issues. His  experience also includes sophisticated business and commercial litigation in  state and federal trial and appellate courts on issues across a broad range of  industry sectors and a diversified array of issues, ranging from IP to  employment and contract disputes, executive risk exposures, entertainment, wine industry, as well as professional liability claims  involving lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers,  directors and officers, business managers, financial advisors among others. He  has also served as an expert witness and consultant and acts as a mediator in  complex insurance coverage and other disputes. He comes to Kaufman  Dolowich & Voluck from Mendes & Mount where he was a partner in the  firm’s Los  Angeles office. 

Lee also  joins from Mendes & Mount, where she was a partner and her practice is  focused on advising and defending insurers and their insureds in federal and  state courts in matters involving intellectual property, environmental,  construction defect, agribusiness, privacy, and personal lines claims. She also  defends insureds in professional liability claims.

“Dean and Hee Young are preeminent insurance attorneys who will enhance  not only our West Coast but our national presence in this field, which has  always been a core strength of the firm,” said Ivan J. Dolowich, co-managing  partner of KDV. “This group  enhances our practice on the West Coast providing insurance coverage, business  litigation, professional liability, labor & employment and financial  services for our clients.”


Herman will also be working out of the KDV San Francisco office due to  the considerable work he does in the Bay area for clients based there.  He earned his B.A. from California State University at Fullerton, his J.D. from Loyola LawSchool and his Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to practice in California,  and regularly handles matters in many other states either on a pro hac vice  basis or an advisory or national coordinating counsel basis.


Lee will have a leadership role in the Los Angeles office. She earned her B.A. from  the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of  California Hastings College of the Law. She is admitted to practice in California,  and also handles insurance coverage matters in many other states.


“Hee Young and I are excited to be joining a firm whose key practice  areas are so compatible with our strengths,” said Herman. “We look forward to  the opportunity to helping to grow KDV’s already strong insurance, professional  liability and litigation practices on the West Coast and nationally.”  


Aronson, who has been  practicing law for 30 years and whose practice focuses on coverage and  professional liability, joins KDV from Gaglione, Dolan & Kaplan (Los  Angeles) where he was a partner. He is admitted to practice in California. Aronson  graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from DartmouthCollege and earned his law degree from the  University of Chicago Law School.


Son, Johnson and  Savary are litigation attorneys joining KDV from Mendes & Mount where they  were all associates. Son, admitted to practice in California, earned his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from the University of  Illinois College of Law.  Johnson,  admitted to practice in California and Nevada, received his B.F.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from St. John’sUniversitySchool of Law. Savary, admitted to  practice in California and New York, received his B. A. from CornellUniversity and his J.D. from ColumbiaLawSchool.


About Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck,  LLP

Kaufman Dolowich &  Voluck, LLP is a leading national law firm serving the insurance and business  communities in a number of key practice areas. Its seasoned litigators and legal  practitioners place clients first, think like business people, and provide  viable, innovative solutions that offer clients the best resolution possible.  Headquartered in Woodbury, New York (Long Island), KDV serves its global clientele  with additional offices in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, San  Francisco, Los Angeles, and Florida. For more  information on KDV, its practice areas, offices or attorneys go to http://www.kdvlaw.com.


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