About Arthur D. Levy
Arthur Levy brings over 30 years of litigation experience to bear on consumer rights litigation, with emphasis on insurance and financial services class actions. His philosophy of legal practice is yesQuire.
He has successfully tried and settled large-scale
actions against Mercury
Insurance Company, Auto Insurance Specialists, Bank of America, Xerox, and
IKON. Ongoing class actions include class actions against Chase Bank and CashCall.
Secondary practice areas include historic resource defense, business-to-business dispute resolution, and litigation management consulting. Levy received Oakland Heritage Alliance’s 2011 Partners in Preservation Award for advocacy and leadership in protection of the public interest and defense of historic landmarks.
His active pro bono practice includes extensive
amicus curiae briefs for non-profit organizations, including the National
Consumer Law Center,
Union, and the California
Reinvestment Coalition. He has provided
pro bono legal representation to historic preservation organizations
such as Oakland
Heritage Alliance, the Friends
of 1800, California
Preservation Foundation, and the Sanghapala Foundation.
For 15 years, he has provided pro bono service on state and federal alternative dispute resolution panels in San Francisco, including U. S. District Court Mediation, Evaluation Arbitration Programs and the San Francisco Superior Court Early Settlement Program. He has served as volunteer neutral in approximately 70 mediations, arbitrations, and early neutral evaluations under these programs.
A member of the National Consumer Law Center Partners Council, he also serves on the Board of Directors of The Daily Californian.
A graduate of Reed College (1973) and Boalt Hall School of Law (1980), he served on the California Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. He also holds an M.A. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University (1977). He worked as an associate attorney at Morrison & Foerster (1980-82) and Collette & Erickson (1982-85). After a period in solo practice (1985-88), he was a partner at Ewell & Levy (1988-1997) and Levy, Ram & Olson (1997-2009).
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