About Us

Demler Armstrong & Rowland was established in 1979 in Long Beach, California.  For more than 40 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 30 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

Defense Verdict in Auto v Pedestrian Case

Following a 2-week trial, a Torrance jury returned a defense verdict on July 19, 2022 for our client in a personal injury case arising out of a 2018 accident in a Redondo Beach intersection.  The plaintiff claimed that she was …

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Another Appellate Win for DAR in Landslide Case

Jim Weixel, of the firm’s Walnut Creek office, obtained a reversal of a summary judgment against the firm’s clients in a long-running landslide case in Contra Costa County.  A neighboring landowner argued, based on a declaration from his geotechnical engineer, …

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Asbestos Litigation Trends and Trial Overview

Please join Demler Armstrong & Rowland, LLP partner Edward P. Tugade at the upcoming virtual and complimentary conference, Asbestos Litigation Trends and Trial Overview, on June 22. Hosted by Perrin Conferences, the event speakers include prominent attorneys, insurance professionals, and …

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DAR Secures Victory in 9th Circuit

DAR Attorneys Eric Brenneman and Zachary Hamilton succeeded in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in a case involving arbitrator qualifications under a reinsurance certificate.  In Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management v. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., the Court …

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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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San Francisco, CA 94104

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Gold River, CA 95670

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