Lisa Kralik Hansen

Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage; Insurance Bad Faith; Professional Liability; Employment; Business Litigation; General Litigation; Toxic Tort; Product Liability; Appellate


1990, California; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States Districts Courts for Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California; United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Law School

Creighton University (Law Review, Dean’s List, ABA Moot Court team – National Finalist 1990, Jessup International Moot Court team, AmJur Awards in Federal Courts and Criminal Law)


State Bar of California; Claim and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM); Association of Southern California Defense Counsel


Ms. Hansen is an experienced litigator and advisor on matters involving insurance coverage, the handling of insurance claims, the defense of insurance coverage actions, and the defense of insurance bad faith lawsuits for insurance industry clients. Ms. Hansen also has extensive experience handling appeals in California state courts and the Ninth Circuit on a variety of matters from insurance coverage to business disputes to product liability lawsuits.

Ms. Hansen has insurance coverage experience on a national basis for both domestic and London market insurers. Her litigation defense and appellate experience includes employment, insurance broker errors and omissions, product liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, business litigation, toxic tort and general litigation. Ms. Hansen also has years of experience representing large corporations in product liability, general litigation, and asbestos litigation. She has handled appeals, writs, and motions in the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit. She has argued appeals in the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit.

In recent years, Ms. Hansen has advised a number of California employers on various issues regarding employment, wage and hour, and proper termination of employment. She has successfully defended a number of lawsuits filed against employers alleging claims such as wrongful termination, disability discrimination, wage and hour violations, age discrimination, and racial discrimination. Ms. Hansen also counsels employer clients regarding their procedures and handbooks, and provides proactive advice on an on-going basis to employer clients.

Ms. Hansen has been a key member of the defense teams who have tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, for insurers, their insureds and private clients. She has trial experience in both state and federal court. She also has extensive post-trial motion experience.

Prior to joining Cochran, Davis, Ms. Hansen was a partner with a Los Angeles law firm specializing in product liability defense for the automotive and other manufacturing industries.

Ms. Hansen has been selected a Southern California Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage each year since 2014.

Published Cases

Gemini Insurance Company v. Delos Insurance Company, 211 Cal.App.4th 719 (2012); Ashou v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 12 Cal.App.4th 748 (2006); Prichard v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 84 Cal.App.4th 890 (2000); Pardee Construction Company. v. Insurance Company of the West, 77 Cal.App 4th 1240 (2000); Standun, Inc. v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, 62 Cal.App 4th 882 (1998); Baker v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 143 F.3d 1260 (9th Cir.1998); Cahill v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 80 F.3d 336 (9th Cir.1996); Soule v. General Motors Corp., 8 Cal.4th 548 (1994).

Presentations/Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance Bad Faith: How to Identify and Mitigate Risk (Knowledge Group July 2017)
  • London symposium – Independent Counsel and California Fair Claims Practices (CDA London March 2017)
  • London symposium – Depositions and California Fair Claims Practices (CDA London March 2016)

Recent Successes

  • Dismissal of Ninth Circuit appeal due to lack of appellate jurisdiction (August 2017)
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of London market insurer on an insurer vs. insurer dispute, defeating a contribution claim in excess of $900,000 (August 2017)
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of London market insurer on a declaratory relief/rescission action (July 2017), after defeating a motion to stay the declaratory relief action
  • Post-trial motions following six-week trial reduced the verdict against the firm’s client by $14.1 million (July 2017)