Peter H. Klee - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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Peter H. Klee

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 619-338-6500

Mr. Klee's focus is defending insurance companies and their affiliates that are sued in individual actions and class actions for bad faith, fraud, unfair competition and other torts. He has handled over 1,000 such cases over the past two decades. His client list includes most of the major insurance carriers doing business in California, including the Allstate group of insurance companies, the State Farm group of insurance companies, St. Paul-Travelers Ins. Co., and the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Mr. Klee has handled numerous jury trials in both state and federal court. No client represented in trial by Mr. Klee has ever been held liable for breach of insurance contract, bad faith or any other tort. Mr. Klee is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to the top 1% of trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Klee is also a frequent lecturer on insurance issues, and he has conducted training seminars for insurance organizations as well as lawyers.

University of California BerkeleyAB 1979University of California BerkeleyJ.D. 1983
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAmerican College of Trial Lawyers

Client Comments

"Peter Klee is one of the best lawyers with whom I have ever worked. He has excellent trial and appellate skills."

"The aggressive, responsive, efficient, and effective representation we receive from Peter Klee is not only consistent and reassuring, but is also unequaled in my experience."

-Paul Garrison
Corporate Counsel
Infinity Insurance Companies

"Peter Klee is a brilliant legal technician. Nothing gets past him."

Office Location

501 West Broadway, 19th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the San Diego Metro Area
Peter H. Klee has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Bad Faith, Defense)

Other Information

Gender: Male