Suzanne Havens Beckman
Ms. Havens Beckman’s practice is primarily focused on the prosecution of consumer class actions ranging from false advertising and misleading labeling to warranty and privacy issues. Ms. Havens Beckman has represented injured individuals and consumers in cases in California and throughout the country and has recovered millions of dollars for those who would otherwise have no recourse. Ms. Havens Beckman also has extensive experience in representing California policyholders in insurance bad faith. Ms. Havens Beckman has successfully represented insureds and resolved hundreds of lawsuits dealing with a wide variety of complex insurance bad faith issues with clients ranging from individuals to small businesses and large corporations.
Ms. Havens Beckman has also been successful at the appellate level. In recognition of her efforts to confirm the constitutionality of Code of Civil Procedure section 340.9, Ms. Havens Beckman received the Consumer Attorneys of California 2001 Presidential Award of Merit. Ms. Havens Beckman’s published opinions include Basich v. Allstate Ins. Co. (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 1112; 20th Century Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (Ahles) (2001) 90 Cal.App.4th 1237; Bialo v. Western Mutual Insurance Company (2002) 95 Cal.App.4th 68; Migliore v. Mid-Century Insurance Company (2002) 97 Cal.App.4th 592; E.M.M.I. Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company (2004) 32 Cal.4th 465; 21st Century Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (Schwartz) (2005) 127 Cal.App.4th 1351; and Doheny Park Terrace Homeowners Ass’n, Inc. v. Truck Ins. Exchange (2005) 132 Cal.App.4th 1076.
Ms. Havens Beckman is often called upon by other attorneys and insurance professionals for her advice in the litigation of class actions and responding to insurance company denials of claims and has spoken frequently on these topics.
Ms. Havens Beckman received her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1996. Ms. Havens Beckman is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Courts for California, as well as several other districts across the country, and the 9th Circuit Court.