Joy Eden is Of Counsel in Selman Breitman’s San Diego office and is a member of the firm’s Insurance practice group. She represents major insurance companies on a national basis in insurance coverage and insurance litigation matters, including declaratory relief, contribution and bad faith actions. She is skilled in handling complex insurance coverage matters, counseling companies on claims-handling issues, alternative dispute resolution, risk management and litigation  Joy is experienced in handling a wide variety of insurance-related disputes under third-party and first-party policies, including construction defect, professional liability, errors and omissions, advertising injury, personal injury, product liability, bodily injury and property claims.

In addition, Joy provides strategic advice for complex coverage matters under general liability policies for primary, excess, umbrella and surplus lines carriers. She has extensive experience in additional insured, contractual indemnity, allocation and independent counsel disputes. Joy also provides guidance in drafting of policy language. She has litigated complex coverage disputes in state and federal courts, including bad faith, contribution and declaratory judgment actions.

Originally from Northern Virginia, Joy and her husband Alex have settled in San Diego. When not helping clients with their legal needs they spend their time paddle-boarding in Mission Bay and riding OHVs in nearby deserts.

Related Practices

Bar Admission

California (1994)

United States District Courts (Southern and Central Districts)

Education

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (1989) (cum laude); L.L.M (1995)

San Diego State University, M.B.A. (1993)

University of Mary Washington, B.A. (English Literature, Italian Literature Minor)