Shaun H.

Insurance Recovery



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Shaun H. Crosner

Insurance Recovery


Shaun Crosner is a partner in Liner's Insurance Recovery Group.  He has an active insurance coverage litigation and arbitration practice, and he has represented policyholders in connection with appeals to the California and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Shaun also represents individuals and corporate policyholders in a wide range of pre-litigation disputes with their insurers.  

In addition to his litigation in various state and federal courts, Shaun has handled a number of domestic and international insurance coverage arbitrations on behalf of his policyholder clients.  In 2014, he served as lead counsel and first-chaired a pair of domestic arbitrations—one concerning insurance coverage for underlying wage and hour liabilities and the other concerning coverage under a homeowners’ policy for underlying defamation and invasion of privacy claims.  In 2016, Shaun led the evidentiary development and pre-hearing briefing and second-chaired an international arbitration in Bermuda concerning coverage for underlying construction defect litigation.

Shaun focuses his practice on complex coverage disputes concerning commercial general liability insurance, employment practices liability insurance, and large first-party property damage, business interruption, and theft losses.  He also has extensive experience representing policyholders in matters involving insurance coverage for directors and officers liabilities; entertainment industry and production liabilities; errors and omissions and professional malpractice liabilities; marine and cargo losses, including those concerning stock and equipment; and title defects and boundary disputes.   

Shaun frequently speaks and writes on insurance law and related topics. He has been quoted in several trade publications and he has written dozens of articles and columns featured in various national and regional periodicals. Shaun is also an editor and primary author of the New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law & Practice Guide (LexisNexis, 2010), a book that addresses insurance law issues facing policyholders in the sports and entertainment industries.


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2008)

University of Southern California (B.A., magna cum laude)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "Affirmative Defenses in Wage & Hour Lawsuits: What You Need to Know," The Knowledge Group, April 13, 2016
  • "Complex Business Interruption Claims Following a Natural Disaster," California Society of Certified Public Accountants Roundtable, February 24, 2016   
  • "Litigating Insurance Issues and Bad Faith Claims in the Construction Industry: Bad Faith and Extra Contractual Claims," The Seminar Group Conference, January 29, 2016
  • "10 Things You Don’t Know About Insurance That Can Hurt You," Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Roundtable, June 25, 2014
  • "Wrap Up Insurance Challenges for Coverage Attorneys from Implementation Through Completed Operations," ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 5, 2014
  • "Leave Nothing on the Table: Getting the Most Out of Your Insurer’s Defense Obligation," ACC Legal Quick Hit, November 19, 2013
  • "Roundtable: Hot Topics in Insurance for Inside Counsel," ACC SoCal IC Roundtable, May 23, 2012
  • "Common Insurance Coverage Issues in Connection with Live Events," ACC Webcast, March 29, 2012
  • "Insurance Litigation 2010: Highlights from the Policyholder Perspective," Orange County Bar Association, October 22, 2010
  • "Entertainment Industry Insurance: From the Basics to the Latest Developments," Beverly Hills Bar Association, September 15, 2010



Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in insurance coverage (2013-2017)