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

Understanding New Juror Trends and Underlying Attitudes in the Time of COVID-19

Partner Edward Tugade will host another webinar on May 13, 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial upheaval at every level of society, the legal system included. But not all of this disruption will be visible; it is likely that …

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DAR Partner to Host Webinar on COVID19

Partner, Edward Tugade, as Director and Chairperson of the Association of Defense Counsel, will host a webinar, featuring Dr. Michele Carbone, a professor of pathology and the Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.  He …

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Judgment of Dismissal Affirmed on Appeal – Overturns $1 Million Default

In Aguilera v. Cruz and Farley, DAR’s team of John Brydon, Edward Tugade, Lisa Pan and Jim Weixel secured a dismissal after Plaintiff entered a default against our clients for $1.034 million and successfully defended the dismissal on appeal.   

Defendant …

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DAR Scores Summary Judgment for Insureds in Landlord-Tenant Dispute

Jim Weixel, attorney at Demler’s San Francisco office, successfully obtained summary judgment for the firm’s clients in a landlord-tenant dispute arising out of a September 2017 water leak in their Walnut Creek apartment. The clients were on vacation when …

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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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Long Beach, CA 90804

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