Department of Insurance

Our firm was successful in achieving a restricted license for an insurance producer who had a number of prior convictions, including a felony burglary conviction.   After the client initially applied for his insurance license, his application was summarily denied due to his record.  The California Department of Insurance has the right to summarily deny (without

Senior Associate Ms. Lindsay Johnson recently represented a prospective insurance agent who had been summarily denied a license because of a felony conviction for assault.  As we have discussed on the blog before, a “summary denial” is a denial that precludes the applicant from even having an administrative hearing on the issue of fitness for

In early 2013 we tried a case involving a criminal conviction suffered by a California insurance producer.  The insurance producer had been convicted of misdemeanor child abuse.  The allegations in the police report, introduced into evidence at hearing, were sensational, alleging multiple acts and a past pattern of wrongdoing.  The Department took the position that