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Lloyd Bernstein
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
888 SW 5th Ave Ste 300
Portland, OR 97204-2089
(503) 228-6351
Member Bio
Lloyd Bernstein's practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on insurance coverage disputes and extra-contractual/bad-faith lawsuits. He advises and represents clients on all aspects of first and third party insurance issues presented by personal, commercial and specialty lines; business interruption; fraud and employee dishonesty; media and technology; cyber liability; professional liability; products and construction; excess and reinsurance; and punitive damage claims. Mr. Bernstein also advises clients on, and has extensive experience litigating, all types of general, business and commercial torts; products, professional and premises liability; contract; and catastrophic injury and wrongful death disputes. He has tried over 10 cases to verdict in State and Federal court.
Mr. Bernstein leads the firm’s Liability Insurance Coverage Practice Group. He is also a member of the firm's Diversity Committee. Mr. Bernstein is Regional Litigation Counsel for PetSmart, Inc. in California and the Pacific Northwest.

Practice Areas
Admiralty / Maritime
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Industry Services Group
Product Liability
Trial Practices

Selected Industries

California Western School of Law - J.D., 1996; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Advanced Legal Research
State University of New York, Plattsburg - B.S., 1991; Study Abroad, Lancashire University, England, 1991; New York State Assembly Internship, Legislative Assistant, Hon. Harvey Weisenburg, 1990

Bar Admissions
Admitted to California Bar, 1996
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1996
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1998
Admitted to Oregon Bar, 2000
Admitted to U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2001

Professional and Civic Involvement
• Defense Research Institute, Insurance Law Committee
• Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
• American Bar Association
• Oregon Bar Association
• California Bar Association
• Multnomah County Bar Association
• American Jewish Committee
• African American Chamber of Commerce, Portland Board Member and Of Counsel

Articles and Presentations
• PLRB Regional Conference Presenter, "Thorny Issues with Commercial Property Coverages" (2008)
• Presenter, "Emerging Torts: Good Old Negligence - The Latest Theory In Cyber Liability?," WDTL 2007 Annual Tort Law Update (2007)
• PLRB Regional Conference Presenter, "Analyzing Intellectual Property Coverage Claims" (2007)
• Speaker, OSB Legal Links Talkshow, "Liability Lurking in Your Backyard" (2005)
• Speaker, "BHB Insurance Coverage Industry Roundtable, Recent Events" (2004)
• Speaker, "NBI: Bad Faith Litigation in Oregon" (2004)
• Author, ""Captive" Insurance Agent Has No Duty to Homeowners," OADC Newsletter (Spring 2002)
• Co-Author, OSB CLE Insurance, Chapter 20 – Property Insurance
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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
General Litigation
Insurance Law
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