About Us

Demler Armstrong & Rowland was established in 1979 in Long Beach, California.  For more than 35 years, our primary focus has been the defense of general liability and catastrophic injury lawsuits, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and insurance bad faith claims.  We are a litigation and trial firm with offices in both Northern and Southern California, and our lawyers are routinely called upon to try high-stakes cases in courtrooms throughout the state.  With a core group of partners who have been together for more than 20 years, we have the size and experience to take on the largest cases, but are still small enough to be able to provide the level of personal service that our clients expect.

Recent News

DAR Hits Hard for Another MSJ Win in Insurance Bad Faith Case

Randy Moss and Lisa Pan score another victory for DAR clients on dispositive motion, this time in an insurance bad-faith action alleging wrongful failure to defend and indemnify.

The insurer client’s insured was involved in a physical altercation when he …

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DAR SCORES ANOTHER MSJ VICTORY

Randy Moss and Lisa Pan scored another MSJ victory for our clients.  In Cuadros v. Vergara, San Joaquin County Superior Court, plaintiff pest control contractor came to defendant’s house to inspect work his company had performed near the roofline of …

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Amber Kelly Appointed to the American Board of Trial Advocates

We would like to congratulate Amber Kelly as a new member of the American Board of Trial (ABOTA).  On August 7, 2021, she was voted into ABOTA —a prestigious, invitation-only organization of plaintiff and defense lawyers in which prospective members …

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Firefighters’ Rule prompts dismissal of action against property owner for injuries caused by a tenant’s dog.

Congratulations to Paul Bessette and Lisa Pan on another MSJ victory.  In Whiting v, Buxton, Alameda County Superior Court, an on-duty Alameda County firefighter sued for personal injuries against the owners of rental property.  The plaintiff was responding to …

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In Memoriam for Partner Bruce E. Sample (1966-2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce that our partner and dear friend, Bruce Sample, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018.  Bruce joined the DAR family shortly after graduating from Southwestern University School of Law, where he attended …

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