David H Failer

David H Failer is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Los Angeles office. He specializes in matters of insurance, including regulation, agency, claims compliance, and bad faith.

After serving as a clerk with the United States District Court in St. Louis, Mr. Failer practiced law in Southern California as a partner with well-respected insurance defense firms. He gained extensive first-chair trial and arbitration experience, and a reputation for managing and successfully resolving claims and suits of extraordinary complexity and exposure. At Farmers Insurance, Mr. Failer served as Senior Corporate counsel, where he was co-chair of the Auto Practice Group and managed bad faith and high-exposure claims and suits. He also worked with regulatory affairs in challenging jurisdictions. At the Automobile Club of Southern California, Mr. Failer worked on regulatory issues, and with agent and agency management. He is licensed to practice in California, Michigan, and the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California.

Mr. Failer obtained his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He obtained his B.A. in economics and political science from Northwestern University.

When not practicing law, Mr. Failer enjoys traveling with his family and following financial markets