Asim K. Desai is the managing partner of Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP’s Los Angeles office where he specializes in high stakes complex litigation including insurance bad faith, corporate fraud, commercial litigation, product liability and catastrophic personal injuries.
Mr. Desai is routinely retained to associate or substitute in as trial counsel on the eve of trial in multi-million dollar exposure cases and has served as a regional trial troubleshooter for one of the nation’s largest Property and Casualty insurers in high stakes litigated cases.
Mr. Desai is meticulous in his approach to all of his cases. He works closely with his clients to understand and meet their goals, and is assertive, aggressive when necessary, and consistently unwavering in his commitment to implement his clients’ goals.
Mr. Desai has authored numerous articles on trial preparation and techniques, insurance bad faith, unauthorized practice of law and punitive damages, and is routinely invited to speak for various national organizations such as Defense Research Institute, the Property Loss Research Bureau/ Liability Insurance Research Bureau and Mealey’s.
Mr. Desai is admitted to all California State and Federal Courts and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 1994. Law Review 1992-1994; Moot Court Honors Program Oralist, 1992-1994.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., English, 1991.