John H. Banister

John Banister focuses his practice on construction law, insurance coverage, insurance recovery, complex business litigation and real estate. He has represented developers, owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction matters and insurance disputes for close to 30 years. Mr. Banister's practice includes representing clients in complex coverage litigation against insurance companies, including claims involving business disputes, construction defects such as course of construction, completed operations and property damage claims, construction claims and bad faith. He also has extensive experience dealing with insurance allocation issues, enforcement of additional insured endorsements, insurance provisions and priority of payment issues. Mr. Banister has successfully transferred financial liability and/or secured settlement contributions and judgments against insurance companies totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mr. Banister regularly lectures on insurance coverage and bad faith issues to attorney and non-attorney groups and has been affiliated with many significant projects during the past 26 years. He was recognized as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013 and the five years immediately preceding. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Mr. Banister was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Construction Law and Insurance Law. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Insurance Recovery, 2) Construction Litigation, 3) Construction & Infrastructure, 4) Complex Business Litigation, 5) Real Estate Investment & Development, 6) Business & Finance and 7) Litigation
Law School Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.,1981)
Education Claremont Men's College (B.A., 1978)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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