About Peter J. Logan

About-headshot.jpgInsurance coverage disputes require sophisticated and experienced counsel. You can benefit from my 30 years of interpreting and enforcing rights under insurance policies. My practice is focused on helping policyholders, both individuals and businesses. I bring to it my background in representing carriers – I understand their perspective and needs – so I know how to settle effectively and quickly, if possible. If not, I know how to litigate to a successful conclusion.

I focus on understanding my client’s goals and developing innovative solutions to achieve the desired results. I combine hard work with creativity in problem solving, whether in negotiation or litigation. 

My background in liability cases broadens the base of knowledge and experience I bring to insurance coverage.

My Promises to You

I will personally handle your case. I will return your phone calls and emails, and I will be responsive and responsible for your interest.

My goal is to resolve the dispute as early as possible, and my extensive background and litigation experience are invaluable negotiating tools. I have learned  to look for the other side’s soft spots, shortcomings, and potential conflicts, and  use them to achieve a fair settlement.

if litigation is needed, I am ready. I find the pressure points and key issues that will bring all sides to the table sooner rather than later.

Background

I have practiced law in San Francisco since 1976. I was a lawyer in three downtown law firms, including being a founding partner of Kaufman & Logan from 1987 to 2008. I have been the lead attorney in a wide range of commercial litigation, including insurance coverage, personal injury, products liability, financial, and property disputes.

I have handled a wide variety of civil matters, with an emphasis on insurance coverage litigation. I have extensive experience with insurance and other commercial and business issues. I have trial and appellate experience (including published opinions), and have defended and prosecuted personal injury products liability and negligence cases. 

I have worked with many other attorneys and law firms, and maintain relationships with some of the best lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the country. If needed for your case, I have a deep “address book” of seasoned lawyers to call upon.

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND

  • 2008-present, Peter Logan Law Offices
    Representing companies, businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial endeavors and litigation.
  • 1987-2008, Kaufman & Logan LLP (founding partner) – San Francisco
  • 1984-1987, Hall, Henry, Oliver & McReavy – San Francisco
  • 1977-1984, Gudmundson, Siggins & Stone – San Francisco

LEGAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Active in local and state bar committees and, for many years, was a Delegate to the State Bar Conference of Delegates.
  • Panelist or speaker at programs sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco, the University of San Francisco, the State Bar Conference of Delegates and the American Conference Institute (N.Y. and S.F.).
  • Received “Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service” award from Volunteer Legal Services Program, 2001 for work helping autistic children.
  • Board of Directors, Member, San Francisco Barristers Club (1980-82)
  • Judge, Advanced Oral Argument Competition (Moot Court) USF Law School.

EDUCATION

  • University of San Francisco, J.D 1976 (member of Moot Court Board, Teaching Assistant, Faculty Hiring Committee)
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1970 (Francis C. Hardie Scholar)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Blue Bear School of Music
  • Urban High School Parent Board
  • Volunteer for Caring Community
  • Rotary International (S.F. Club #2, Paul Harris Fellow)
  • Dartmouth Club of Northern California
  • Council of Business Advisors