Patice A. Gore is a Senior Associate in Selman Breitman’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Insurance practice group. She represents insurers in a wide array of matters, including litigation arising out of the handling of first- and third-party insurance claims. 

Patice’s extensive experience in Insurance enables her to effectively evaluate and defend a wide variety of insurance claims. She works closely with clients to develop unique strategies to fully address her clients’ needs. 

She has published numerous materials relating to insurance coverage and insurance claim handling, including a column in the Daily Journal entitled, “Autonomously Arriving,” discussing the potential impact self-driving or autonomous vehicles on the insurance industry. Patice has also authored several articles regarding the duty to defend insureds under liability policies.   

Originally from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Patice presently resides in Los Angeles. When not helping clients with their legal needs, she enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her family and friends. 

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking a declaration of the insurer’s right to rescind an insurance policy and deny an insurance claim due to claimant’s misrepresentations made in the insurance policy application and in the presentment of the insurance claim.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Defense Research Institute 
  • American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:

  • ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar – Current Trends in Bad Faith Litigation (2019)

Publications:

  • "Current Trends in Bad Faith Claims: Insurer and Claims Adjuster Liability," 2019 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar in Tucson (republished on IRMI's website and Insurance Law Reporter newsletter, August 2019)

Related Practices

Bar Admission

California (2008)

USDC, Central District of California (2008)

USDC, Northern District of California (2012)

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D. (2008)

University of Southern California, B.A. (2004)