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Thomas M. JimboShareholderLos Angeles

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Thomas M. Jimbo is a shareholder in the Litigation Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Mr. Jimbo specializes in the area of redevelopment agency dissolution litigation and contract and indemnity litigation on behalf of public entities. Mr. Jimbo is involved in several pending litigation matters dealing with all aspects of redevelopment agency dissolution arising out of recent legislation dissolving redevelopment agencies in California. Mr. Jimbo has litigated numerous matters dealing with contract and indemnity issues on behalf of public entities. Mr. Jimbo recently obtained a favorable result in a summary adjudication motion which led to the dismissal of a public entity client in exchange for a waiver of costs in an indemnity action seeking damages in excess of $100 million. This case was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top ten defense results in 2013.

Mr. Jimbo also has extensive experience representing public entities and insurance companies in all aspects of insurance coverage law. He has litigated insurance coverage lawsuits alleging bad faith conduct and prosecuted and defended declaratory relief actions relating to an insurer's duty to defend and duty to indemnify.

 
Education

B.A., summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979
J.D., cum laude, Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles, 1982

 
Practice Areas

Redevelopment Agency
Dissolution Litigation
Contract and Indemnity Litigation
Insurance Law