Firm Profile

Shaver, Korff & Castronovo, LLP
 
Office Location
16255 Ventura Boulevard – Suite 850
Encino, California 91436
Telephone: (818) 905-6001
Facsimile: (818) 905-6004
 
The firm’s practice areas include:

  • Automobile Liability
    • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
    • Tractor Trailer
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
    • Coverage Opinions
    • Declaratory Relief Actions
  • SIU and Fraud
  • Premises Liability
Our trial attorneys have years of experience including complex and high exposure cases. The firm’s philosophy of hard work and dedication to the client is reflected by our effort to maintain excellent client relationships through open communication and superior representation and advocacy. We tailor our work to each case by assessing the needs of the client and the case, implementing a plan of action to achieve individual and/or corporate goals in an expeditious and effective manner. We have a structure of teamwork where we support each other, providing dependability, strength and consistency. Together we are able to provide exceptional legal advise and services. Our philosophy is simple: “Do the best work possible for the client at a reasonable and cost effective rate.”

We specialize in insurance defense. Our expertise includes investigation, evaluation and litigation of claims having complex issues of liability and damages. Founding partners Eve Korff and Tod Castronovo were the original authors of a chapter in the Continuing Education of the Bar treatise, Uninsured Motorist Practice, entitled, “Defense Handling of Uninsured Motorist Claims” and Tod Castronovo continues to be a regular contributor to annual updates to the treatise. Ms. Korff has authored or co-authored a number of articles/publications, including The Law and the Mental Health System, ‘Dubious Diagnoses’ and ‘Uninsured Motorist Claims and Fraud: How To Tame a Volatile Mix’ in Claims Magazine, and articles on fibromyalgia and accident reconstruction analysis in litigation in Journal of Controversial Medical Claims. We have provided coverage advice and opinions to insurance companies for over 30 years, as well as review and analysis of claims files for potential bad faith issues and exposure and litigation of declaratory relief actions in both state and federal court.

In the area of SIU and Fraud, the firm has been successful in identifying and defeating these types of claims, arising in every area of the law, including fire and casualty claims, first and third party auto accidents, and minimal impact cases, and has assisted the NICB, the Los Angeles and Ventura County District Attorneys’ offices to prosecute the offenders. Our involvement in premises liability has focused on defense of homeowners and business owners in any set of circumstances.