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Stephen F. Yurcich Esq.

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Biography

Stephen F. Yurcich is a native San Diegan and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1993.  Mr. Yurcich attended law school at the University of San Diego School Of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 2000. During law school, Mr. Yurcich was an extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge James Stiven, at the United States District Court, Southern District of California.  Mr. Yurcich was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2000, and is currently admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts.

Mr. Yurcich specializes in complex civil litigation, including bad faith insurance coverage, construction defects, construction litigation, and contract disputes. Mr. Yurcich focuses his practice in the insurance coverage area.  He counsels his contractor and developer clients concerning their insurance disputes and strategies to procure insurance coverage for construction related lawsuits. Mr. Yurcich also has extensive experience handling a variety of civil cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Philosophy

Pro-Bono Activities

  • San Diego Chamber of Commerce

Past Positions

  • Hon. James F. Stiven of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Extern

Professional Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • San Diego Bar Association, Insurance Group
  • Association of General Contractors

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Liens/Remedies
  • Commercial Collections
  • General Liability Claims
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Unfair Competition
  • Construction Claims

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Representative Cases

  • Gemini Insurance Company v Kukui'ula Development Company (Hawaii) LLC, et al., 855 F.Supp2d 1125, 2012
  • Fireman's Fund Insurance Company v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, (2012) WL 1985316