Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Norman's Profile

Norman Lau is Of Counsel in the Firm's Insurance and Financial Services Litigation practice group. He has more than 10 years of experience and focuses his practice on insurance coverage disputes and counseling. Norman represents insurance companies in California and federal courts. His substantial litigation experience encompasses first- and third-party bad faith litigation, inter-carrier contribution lawsuits, contribution and complaint in intervention actions, declaratory relief actions, and ERISA litigation.

In advising insurance company clients, Norman has experience preparing insurance coverage opinion letters and coverage position letters analyzing homeowners, auto, professional errors and omissions, and ISO form and manuscript general liability policies.

During law school, Norman was an intern with the California Department of Insurance where he assisted in administrative enforcement actions regarding improper claim practices and approval of policy language. Norman was a teaching assistant for the University’s Moot Court Program and for a course on legal writing and research. During law school, Norman received CALI Awards in Legal Writing and Research and Insurance Law, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Writing and Research, and an honorable mention for the Best Oral Argument at a moot court competition.

In 2008, he co-authored “Earthquake Coverage: Then and Now” for Mathew Bender’s Emerging Issues series.


State Bar: California

U.S. District Court: California (Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

  • University of California – Hastings College of Law
    • (2007, J.D., Executive editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly)
  • University of California – Berkeley
    • (2004, B.A. with Honors)

Thursday, July 5, 2018


San Francisco, California. Norman Lau and Janet Choi have joined the San Francisco office of Maynard & Gale as members of the firm’s Insurance and Financial Services Litigation practice. Norman Lau, who joins the firm as Of Counsel, has ten years of experience representing insurance companies in California and federal...

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