About Us
The Cresswell Law Firm, now known as Cresswell, Echeguren, Rodgers & Harvey, opened in 1948 just a few blocks from its current location on Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. We specialize in insurance and professional liability law. Early in our history, we made a conscious decision to stay small, focus on the areas of law we really enjoy practicing, and excel in those areas. Our client list is a testament to the success of this approach; we represent some of the nation's and world's largest insurers, as well as small, midsize, and large insurance brokerages throughout California.

Years of focused practice enable us to tackle our client's legal challenges effectively and efficiently. Clients routinely look to us for guidance on issues involving insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and claims handling, allocation of losses and liabilities among insurers, and professional liability. Drawing on extensive experience in these core practice areas, we provide sound advice that often helps them avoid litigation.

When litigation arises, we realistically assess expenses at the front end, knowledgeably evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each party's position, and conduct discovery, motion practice, and other pretrial litigation work with focus and purpose. This has led to a track record of achieving favorable results for clients before trial, at trial, and in the appellate courts.

We recognize the importance of understanding our client's businesses and looking out for both their immediate goals and long-term interests. As a result, we build lasting relationships with the companies and individuals we represent. In fact, some of them have been clients for more than 40 years.