Joshua H. Haffner is a Los Angeles based lawyer specializing in representing individuals injured or victimized by negligence, insurance bad faith, or other wrongdoing. For over 20 years, Joshua has handled civil litigation for plaintiffs involving serious personal injury, insurance bad faith, class actions, fraud, and other tort cases.

Immediately after graduating law school and passing the Bar, Joshua began working for a Los Angeles firm specializing in insurance bad faith litigation on behalf of policyholders. This was in 1997, when insurance claims for property damage arising out of Northridge earthquake were being heavily litigated. Joshua spent the early part of his legal career handling numerous Northridge earthquake cases for property damage to homes and commercial buildings, as well as other types of insurance claims. Since then, Joshua has continued to represent policyholders in all types of insurance claims, as well as handling personal injury cases and class actions.

Joshua had handled multiple personal injury and insurance bad faith cases through trial, and has been involved in multiple personal injury, wrongful death, bad faith and punitive damage trials, obtaining numerous multi-million dollar results. Joshua was nominated for 2012 Consumer Attorneys of California, Trial Lawyer of the Year, for an insurance bad faith verdict on behalf of an elderly man whose home was destroyed when a truck crashed into it in the Hollywood Hills.

Joshua has handled numerous cases through appeal, and among the opinions he has been involved in are the published appellate decisions in insurance cases entitled 21st Century Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2005) 127Cal.App.4th 1351 and Doheny Park Terrace Homeowners Ass’n, Inc. v. Truck Insurance Exchange (2005) 132 Cal.App.4th 1076.

Joshua has authored numerous articles in the area on insurance litigation and bad faith, and been a panelist at legal seminars regarding insurance litigation. Joshua has developed a reputation for tenacity and expertise amongst the insurance bar in California. He brings a high level of commitment and passion to the cases he handles, and works to maximize his clients’ recovery. Joshua has been involved in obtaining millions of dollars in recovery on behalf of his clients in insurance related litigation.

Joshua grew up in the Los Angeles area but spent part of his childhood in Mexico, and speaks Spanish fluently. Joshua Haffner hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with high honors. He attended law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, graduating cum laude. He clerked during one summer of law school for federal magistrate judge Maria-Elena James. Joshua is currently a partner at a preeminent Los Angeles plaintiffs law firm, and is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and numerous federal courts.


If you feel you have been treated injured or unfairly, call or contact Haffner Lawyers. There is no charge for the initial consultation.


J.D., University of California – Hastings College of Law, 1997

Cum Laude

B.A., University of Texas – Austin, 1993

High Honors

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice in California, 1997

New York, 1998

Multiple Federal District Courts

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

Professional & Bar Association Membership

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Member Since: 1998

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Member Since: 1999

Consumer Attorneys of California

Member Since: 2002

Industry Areas

  • Insurance
  • Trucking
  • Builders
  • Homeowners Association
  • Lottery
  • Banking
  • Real Estate

Representative Clients

  • Policyholders of all kinds
  • Employees
  • Injured person
  • Businesses who have property damage or insurance claims
  • Individuals who have been defrauded
  • Individuals or entities with class actions claims

Featured Cases and Matters

  • Involved in multiple Northridge earthquake claims exceeding $200 million.
  • Builder v. Insurance Company
    Insurance bad faith case on behalf of condominium developer against excess insurance carriers for property damage. Settled for over $17 million.
  • Antonio Lopez Chaj, LASC Case #510250, 2014.
    Client was brutally beaten at bar, suffered brain damage and sued security company. After obtaining judgment, security company’s insurer would not pay, asserting claim was excluded. Case settled against insurance company for $10 million.
  • Lottery Fraud Case, 2012.
    Action on behalf of one of three co-workers at Supermarket who bought lottery tickets, which our client claimed there was an agreement to share. When one of the tickets won, the person holding it refused to share. Confidential settlement.
  • Lottery Fraud Case, 2013
    Action on behalf boyfriend of ex-girlfriend who kept all the proceeds after one of two tickets they bought together won. Settled confidentially.
  • Armored Car G. v. Insurance Company
    Represented armored truck security company that suffered multi-million dollar theft. Insurer attempted to rescind the policy based on misrepresentations in the policy application. Settled for over $1.5 million.
  • Restaurant Worker v. Disability Ins. Co.
    Client suffered debilitating stroke, which he alleged was caused by fell at work. Client had purchased disability policy through his bank, but policy excluded losses involving stroke. Settled for over $500,000.
  • Homeowner v. Seller/Contractor/Realtor
    Action for homeowner who bought defective home against seller, realtor and contractor. Alleged fraudulent concealment of defects. Settled for over $850,000.
  • Karen Washington, 2014.
    Class action for plaintiff in car accident lawsuit that was overcharged by medical billing provider. Settled for $2.5 million.
  • Elderly Gentleman v. Automobile Ins. Co., 2012.
    Insurance bad faith on behalf of 83 year old man who suffered soft tissue injuries when rear-ended. Resulted in trial verdict in his favor for insurance bad faith against his underinsured motorist carrier. His total recovery associated with the soft-tissue injuries exceeded $750,000.
  • Batsalkin v. ATI Technologies, INC. – Represented consumers in a class action who purchased video game graphic cards which were advertised as capable of transmitting high definition digital content, but which lacked that capability. Settled for class action benefits, and attorney’s fees exceeding $2.5 million.
  • Whittenberg v. Robertson’s Ready Mix – A case for personal injury by an individual who fell off a platform while working at a cement manufacturing plaint. Case settled after one-week of trial for $2,600,000.
  • John Doe v. Roe Title Ins.Co. – A case for insurance bad faith against a title insurance company who failed to cover defense and indemnification costs for a homeowner sued in connection with violating construction limitations on the policyholder’s real property. The case settled pior to trial for $370,000.
  • John Doe Homeowners Association v. Roe Insurance Company – A homeowners association case for insurance bad faith in connection with an insurance claim arising out of the Northridge earthquake. The case settled prior to trial for $325,000.00.
San Francisco

1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Los Angeles

445 S Figueroa St #2325,
Los Angeles, CA 90071

213-514-5681 | 844-HAFFNER

FAX: 213-514-5682
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