James E. "Duke" Bullard has represented insurance companies through all phases of litigation in both first- and third-party matters arising out of personal, professional and commercial lines. The vast majority of his cases have been in the areas of defective construction, construction injuries, products liability, landslide, subsidence and premises liability, both as a defense lawyer and as those areas relate to insurance coverage issues. He has handled the complete range of insurance coverage matters arising out of personal, commercial, and specialty lines and has also litigated in the areas of insurance bad faith and professional malpractice.
Duke has successfully defended major insurance companies in bad faith litigation and declaratory relief actions in state and federal court. He specializes in handling complex disputes involving insurance coverage matters and rendering advice under a wide variety of policies, including property, liability and excess policies.
Duke has audited numerous insurance policies and forms. He has also lectured extensively on insurance coverage and litigation.
Duke is a member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1987), the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute.