Stephen Thomas

About Stephen Thomas


Principal fields of study include: duty to defend, conflicts of interest, reservations of rights, Cumis counsel, lawyers’ ethical obligations, reasonableness of attorney fees, insurer reimbursement claims, good faith reliance on counsel, insurer good or bad faith, insurance coverage in construction defect, professional liability, personal injury, many business and personal torts, products liability, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, libel, slander, wrongful eviction, invasion of privacy, discrimination, sexual harassment, and pollution claims. Represented insurance companies or policyholders in coverage disputes. Defended policyholders for insurers in a wide variety of liability suits.


  • Brown University (A.B., 1970), Dean’s List
  • Washington University (J.D., 1974), Editor, Washington U. Law Quarterly, 1973-74

Contact Info:

Phone: (310) 480-1690


Courses taught by Stephen Thomas