Wade M. Hansard

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Wade Hansard - Fresno Law Firm

Wade M. Hansard


Mr. Hansard has been with McCormick Barstow since 1977 and is a part of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group.

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He is coverage counsel for numerous insurers for both litigation and non-litigation services and practices in all the state and federal trial and appellate courts in California and Nevada.

In addition to his extensive litigation practice in the coverage and bad faith areas, Mr. Hansard also maintains an active practice in the defense of agents and brokers and in the defense of insureds in large exposure and multiparty litigation. Mr. Hansard has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending appeals, including providing assistance as amicus curiae on issues that impact the insurance industry. He has tried numerous coverage, bad faith, and insurance defense litigation cases in a variety of forums.

Mr. Hansard is admitted to practice law in California and Nevada.

Juris Doctor, 1977 
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Bachelor of Science, 1974 magna cum laude
California State University, Fresno

Concentrating in Insurance Coverage, Defense of Agents and Brokers, Defense of Bad Faith Actions Against Insurers and Representing Insureds in Complex Multiparty Civil Litigation.

Mr. Hansard is a member of the State Bar of California, Nevada State Bar, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California (Member, Board of Directors 1997-1999), Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, Defense Research Institute, Federal Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association and Clark County Bar Association.

Guest Speaker

“Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes,” National Business Institute (NBI), Las Vegas, NV, February 20, 2014.

“Preservation of Evidence: Pitfalls & Penalties,” International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), 22nd Annual Seminar & Expo on Insurance Fraud, September 9-12, 2007.


“Supplementary Payments Provisions – Another Pocket to Pick?” Nevada Lawyer Magazine, June 2007.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Hansard is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.

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