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Neil Anapol

Neil Anapol

Law Offices of Neil R. Anapol
  • Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice, Employment Law ...
  • California
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Biography

For almost 32 years, I have represented consumers and small business owners in lawsuits against insurance companies, insurance agents, banks, government entities, and attorneys. My practice is primarily focused on protecting people and businesses against insurance industry abuses. Over the years I have handled numerous cases involving non-payment or underpayment of homeowners claims and commercial property claims; insurers that refuse to defend liability claims; and insurers that unreasonably delay or deny uninsured motorist and automobile property claims.

Education
University California Los Angeles School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Moot Court
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Northwestern University
M.A. (1984) | Communications and Rhetoric
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Northwestern University
B.S. (1984) | Debate and Rhetoric
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of Neil R. Anapol
- Current
Litigation attorney specializing in insurance bad faith, professional negligence, and employment litigation on behalf of consumers and employees.
Professional Associations
Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 141764
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I give free initial consultations on contingency fee cases.
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Legal Malpractice
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Legal Answers
Q. We were denied our insurance claim when our trailer was stolen. They said we couldn't prove it was stolen
A: Your testimony that your trailer was stolen is evidence that it was, so your insurance company is incorrect. You do have an obligation to file a police report within 24 hours after you discovered the theft, but obviously you cannot report what you don't know about. It sounds like your insurance company has breached the insurance contract, and committed bad faith. You should contact an attorney who specializes in insurance litigation.
Q. Can a California Dr refuse to fill out paperwork required from EDD to process a disability claim w/o a fee?
A: Some doctors do not want to get involved with disability claims, personal injury claims, or litigation and that is there choice. There is nothing you can do about it. Your only alternative is to go to a different doctor.
Q. My car insurance company asked me to get an attorney because I have a claim against me in a fatal car accident.
A: Its not clear what you are asking. Your insurance company has a duty to defend (retain a lawyer on your behalf) and indemnify you (pay any settlement or judgment up to the policy limit). If your insurance company is disputing coverage, you need an attorney who specializes in handling insurance coverage litigation. I suspect the issue may be that you have insufficient policy limits, which may set up a situation in which the plaintiff takes the case to trial and gets an excess judgment. If this is what is going on, you should retain independent counsel because your interests may conflict with those of your insurance company.
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Law Offices of Neil R. Anapol
Contact & Map
2550 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Telephone: (818) 566-7355
Fax: (818) 566-7875