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October 20th, 2015/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is proud to announce the release of its redesigned website located on the web at www.tharpe-howell.com.  Because our website has been formatted to work on various platforms such as your tablet, desktop, laptop, and smartphone, connecting with us is now easier than ever before!

Please take a moment to visit our site and get acquainted with the new design.  You will notice a fresh new look with streamlined menus and navigation tools to help you quickly access important information about our Firm.  Read More


October 14th, 2015/By Admin/In Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News

Firm Partner Tim Lake and Senior Associate William Brenner recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a bad faith case where the insurance company was accused of wrongly denying coverage on a damaged gas tank.  The plaintiff, a Riverside County gas station, made a claim related to a pinhole leak in one of its two 15,000 gallon gas tanks.  The tank developed a pinhole leak as a result of settling onto a sharp rock which had been left in the pit area when the tank was installed.  Read More

We hope you like what you see!

October 08th, 2015/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News

Welcome to Tharpe & Howell, LLP’s updated website!  While continuing to provide quality legal services to clients throughout California, we also wanted to give our website the same level of professional care.  So over the past few months, we have been working on creating a new website design and are extremely excited to now see it go live.

As you navigate through our site, I’m sure you will notice that things don’t look like they used to.  Read More

California State Bar Appoints Timothy Lake To Insurance Law Committee

August 19th, 2015/By Admin/In Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News, Insurance Defense, Locations, Los Angeles

Firm Partner Timothy Lake was recently appointed by the California State Bar to serve as a member of its Insurance Law Committee.  Mr. Lake is Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Practice Group and represents various insurance carriers on a broad range of issues involving coverage and related matters.  Mr. Lake is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Coverage Litigation Committee, and publishes and speaks frequently on insurance coverage issues. Read More

California Court of Appeal Upholds Firm Win!

August 19th, 2015/By Admin/In Appellate and Writs, Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News, Locations, Los Angeles

Once again – Tharpe & Howell’s Bad Faith Defense Team achieved excellent results for an insurance carrier client when the California Court of Appeal upheld the previous granting of a Motion for Summary Judgment in an action alleging bad faith!

In the underlying case, an insured of Fire Insurance Exchange (the Firm’s client), was sued for an alleged sexually motivated assault and false imprisonment.

In the subsequent bad faith case, the main issue concerned coverage for “false imprisonment” that was keyed to an “occurrence” defined as an “accident.” Read More