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For Over 40 Years We Have Been California’s Premier Insurance, Personal Injury, and Litigation Law Firm

If you experience denial of a claim by your insurance company, we can stand up for your rights. At the law firm of Guy O. Kornblum, APLC we are your Resolution Advocates. As your lawyers, we work for you. We build strong bonds with our clients. We will return your calls and be there for you every step of the way.


05 Aug: Guy Kornblum settles a seven figure claim this month for a couple who suffered injuries

This month (August 2020) Guy Kornblum settled a claim in the seven figures for a couple who suffered injuries from a fire in their apartment building two years ago in the San Francisco Avenues.  The husband was not home when the fire started but had a “relationship” claim.  His wife, also a plaintiff, had to jump out a window to escape because the smoke alarm had not been inspected since installation and did not sound an alarm.  She lived but suffered serious ankle/foot/back injuries.  She is able to move about now so her recovery was fortunate.  This was an excellent settlement which gives this middle aged couple lifetime security.


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San Francisco Bad Faith Insurance Claims Lawyer

You get insurance so you will be protected in case anything happens to your investments or people you love. But what happens when your insurance company fails to cover you properly? At the San Francisco law offices of Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation, we protect the rights of the victims of insurance negligence and bad faith. Insurance companies know how to cut corners and cheat people. We know how to fight back.

Having handled hundreds of cases in the area of commercial and personal insurance lines, attorney Guy Kornblum is a leader in the field of insurance coverage and bad faith. Under his guidance, our firm is equipped to handle the most complex cases, including comprehensive commercial policies with liability and property claims, business interruptions and more. We also handle personal insurance coverage matters, such as auto liability and homeowners coverage.

Today, we have the extensive resources needed to fully develop your case. We are prepared to handle a number of bad faith and denied claim insurance cases, including:

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Personal Insurance Claims

We are leading attorneys for policyholders and insureds against insurance companies

We are your advocates when insurance companies don’t fulfill their promises under their policies.

If your insurance company does not live up to its promises of insurance coverage, we can help!

A covenant of good faith and fair dealing is implicit in every insurance contract. A policyholder pays a fixed premium in exchange for the insurance company’s promise to protect the policyholder from loss in accordance with the terms specified in the contract. If an insurer does not meet this obligation, it is said to be acting in “bad faith.” When this occurs, the insured party may seek recovery beyond the terms of the policy, including damages for emotional stress, economic losses and attorney fees.

The attorneys at Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation, advocate for individuals and businesses that are involved in disputes regarding insurance coverage. We have handled hundreds of cases in the areas of commercial and personal insurance policies. If you have had an insurance claim denied or undervalued, we will work to recover the benefits you deserve.

We have the resources necessary to develop the full spectrum of bad faith insurance disputes, including those involving automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, and life, health and disability insurance.

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Injury and Wrongful Death

Accidents change lives in seconds. When a serious injury or a death results from a motor vehicle accident or any incident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, those affected should not have to shoulder the financial burden on top of their physical pain or emotional loss.

The attorneys at Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation, advocate for injured parties in personal injury lawsuits. We also represent surviving family members in wrongful death lawsuits when a loved one has died as a result of someone’s negligent or intentional actions.

These cases are complex and require substantial resources to resolve. Oftentimes, they are aggressively defended by experienced attorneys who represent large insurance providers. It is essential for victims to enlist the services of knowledgeable attorneys who know how to build strong cases.

We Understand Insurance Company Tactics And Know How To Counter Them

Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation represents individuals in Northern California, across the state and throughout the United States in personal injury lawsuits. We have done so for more than 40 years. We work closely with medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to develop strong cases.

Our objective is to put more money in your pocket than you would recover without us, even after our legal fee is paid. Because we accept all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, our clients only pay attorney fees if we obtain a recovery for them.

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Business Disputes

We are skilled in handling general business litigation, whether it be business vs. business over a contract dispute involving the required performance and obligations under that contract, or a dispute involving an individual, such as an employee matter.  We have experience in representing plaintiffs in this type of litigation, so call us so we can discuss and evaluate your claim involving your business operation and any type of dispute if you are an individual who has a claim against a business in which you had a relationship.

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M. A.

In 2015 I had cervical spine surgery. About 2 years later when I still had not recovered from the pain left from the surgery, I remembered I had this personal disability policy I had purchased back in 1992. I also happened to get referred to Guy Kornblum at that time. Guy really opened my eyes to the effort needed to properly place a claim on the policy. Over the months that followed Guy and Jonathan Kam were more like personal coaches to me as my patience was short and my pain was high during much of that period. Jonathan and Guy kept me promptly up to date both via phone calls, and office visits, regarding the state of the case and any further needed information.

I am eternally grateful for having the good fortune of stepping into the care of KCEH. Guy and Jonathan operate with the highest amount of respect and dignity towards their client, and KCEH brings many decades of successful LTD policy negotiations to bear on your behalf. Ultimately Guy and Jonathan negotiated a settlement with the insurance company which far exceeded my hopes, especially given the insurance company had no shortage of objections towards a payout resolution.

G & S. T.

Thank you so much for your help representing my wife and I by negotiating a generous settlement from the insurance company of the pharmacy whose formulation error nearly took my life. During my recovery, I was in no position to deal effectively with the insurance company. Your advice and relentless professional efforts took the pressure off us, avoided a trial, and resulted in a settlement that included monthly non-taxable annuity payments. Every month we will be reminded of your diligence on our behalf. Thank you all for your good work, both in California and in Indiana.

P. S.

Having used the services of KCEH and Lawyer, Guy Kornblum, I was able to have confidence in my legal concerns after being in a car accident. My specific vulnerability was not being able to walk for 2 months and all the delicate details that go with my doctor’s instructions for recovery. I would recommend the legal services at KCEH. They kept me informed and understanding terms and time frames. We reached a conclusion that gave me closure.

S. S.

Guy helped me out with several cases over the last few years. Each time it was very easy to get a hold of him and have my questions answered. He delivered at all times. Guy is very knowledgeable about litigation, insurance, and arbitration. You want Guy at your corner. He is always there for you. He is still my guy and I have done business in SF for over 50 years.


Working with Guy and his staff has been a truly exceptional experience. They have been available, thorough and patient in their descriptions of processes and proceedings. Having worked with other law firms, I would strongly recommend Guy Kornblum and his talented staff to anyone in need of legal advocacy. They are exceptional!

Thank you Guy!

M. S.

I had a difficult claim regarding unpaid disability insurance benefits with my insurance company. I was fortunate to have Maria Manning and Guy Kornblum, personally, handle my case. Through a mediated settlement process, we were able to settle the case in a timely manner to my satisfaction. I am grateful for the professional and thorough handling of this complex legal matter.

L. J.

My wife and I were afraid we would never see any of the money we ‘nested’ in the tax shelter again and that we were stuck with life insurance policies that we did not need. However, the settlement obtained by Guy Kornblum refunded the money we paid into the tax shelter and freed us from the insurance policies. My wife and I were glad the case settled and we could put this all behind us.


As you know, I have dealt with many of San Francisco’s top attorneys over the last 40 years and my experience with you and your staff has been outstanding. Your hard work and professionalism, along with your experience truly sets you apart from the rest. My wife and I are both appreciative of your services and thankful for your frank and honest communication. Our goal was to reach the finish line ASAP and you facilitated this process wonderfully and we thank you for that.


I want to thank you for the excellent assistance that you and Mr. Crump have given me and the very pleasant treatment I have received from your firm. I have learned a good deal about my case, in general, and the sort of reactions I might expect from people going forward, and I am most appreciative.


Thank you so much for all the time and energy you spent with me reviewing my case and coming up to speed on all of its specifics. It helped me a great deal to be able to talk with both you and Guy and it was very comforting to know that you were both ready to jump in if the case called for it. Thank you for everything.


Thank you very much for all the time and energy you spent in coming up to speed on my case. I really appreciated all of your sound advice and insight from your years of experience. Thanks so much.


Just a short note to let you know that my long-standing car insurance matter was finally settled. The two parties were able to agree on a relatively low amount. I really appreciate the reality check you provided early on during this stressful event. It helped me from viewing the whole thing too catastrophically! More recently, the advice you had about how to structure an “I want to settle” letter was a big boost. While the whole affair had to follow its course, in the end, being able to bounce things casually off of you a few times kept me from suffering in silence. Thank you so much!


I would like to say you have always been straight, gentlemenly and better to deal with when it comes to our dealings. Thank you for that Guy.

N & K S

We experienced horrible fire on Aug, 31st 2018. My wife Barely saved her life. She was almost in a wheel chair for the rest her life. We lost a way how to survive. My friend introduced us one of the best lawyers in the U.S., Mr. Guy O. Kornblum. We could relax. Our law case very happily ended in 2 years. Thank you very very much for taking care of us. We thank the lawyers.