Kristina Cherevas

Member

San Diego

(619) 685-1739

(619) 234-7831

Recent Publication:

How Does a Fire Cross The Road? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

You may recall instances when the defense in a subrogation action tried to mitigate its client’s liability for a loss arguing (usually unsuccessfully) that your insured failed to have a fire break between the properties, contributing to the loss.  So then on a loss when the fire occurred on the...

Kris Cherevas serves as Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner in the San Diego office. As an attorney in the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department, Kris represents our insurance company clients in the pursuit of large loss real property subrogation claims, including actions for negligence, product liability, government claims, breach of contract, etc.

Kris earned her law degree from California Western School of Law, where she was awarded the Academic Achievement Award in Negotiations, enrollment on the Dean's Honor List, and the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services for her work with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from San Diego State University, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Kris worked extensively in automobile subrogation claims and general civil litigation.

Her involvement in the firm reaches further than cases and clients, as she is actively involved in Cozen O'Connor's Women's Initiative and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She also currently serves as the editor of the Subrogation Law & Recovery Blog. In addition to her work with the firm, Kris is avid in community service and pro bono legal work. She currently serves as volunteer judge for the San Diego Teen Court and provides legal services at events for Wills for Heroes and Stand Down.

News

How Does a Fire Cross The Road? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 08, 2021

You may recall instances when the defense in a subrogation action tried to mitigate its client’s liability for a loss arguing (usually unsuccessfully) that your insured failed to have a fire break between the properties, contributing to the loss.  So then on a loss when the fire occurred on the...

And The Award Goes To... [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 03, 2021

Attorneys from Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Practice, Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, and Tom Regan, have been selected by their peers for recognition of professional excellence in litigating subrogation matters, and will be highlighted in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Cozen...

CA Wildfire Prevention Week- What it Means to be Prepared [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 04, 2021

Researchers in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine have analyzed decades of wildfire statistics from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The team’s findings (published last month in the open-access journal...

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 15 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2021

Cozen O'Connor promoted 15 attorneys to member: Donnie Apodaca, Brian Burack, Jason Cabrera, Kristina Cherevas, Jonathan Gale, Matthew Glavin, Yehudah Gordon, Max Kaplan, Jason Kreps, Anna Will Kentz, Daniel Levine, Peter Lim, Matthew Policastro Laura Reinhart, and Danielle Sapega.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management

February 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2021 year.

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: When is There Money in Your Subro Case? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 17, 2020

One of the marks of a successful subrogation professional is knowing that line between a case being a closer versus having recovery potential. In this episode of Subro on the Go, David Brisco, Kris Cherevas, and Dana Meyers discuss challenging claims case examples and the important rules and...

Ode to Our Firefighters [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 16, 2020

As wildfires rage through the Western Region of the U.S., we dedicate this post to recognize, honor, and thank all the firefighters and volunteers working tirelessly and selflessly. Thank you to all the men and women in the fire departments across the nation for your heroism and service....

Women in Subro: Natalie Cooksammy [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 01, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Natalie Cooksammy, Chair of the United Kingdom/European Region of Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation & Recovery Department and Office...

Women in Subro: Sabrina Garcia [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

August 03, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Sabrina Garcia, Division Claims Supervisor of Subrogation at Wawanesa, we recognized that her vibrant character has aided in...

Women in Subro: Laura Cygan [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

June 30, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Laura Cygan, Senior Fire Investigator with EFI Global, we recognized that her success has aligned with her interests in education,...

Women in Subro: Sheila Dye [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 27, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Sheila Dye, Associate Vice President of National Recovery at Nationwide, we recognized that her work philosophy is about...

Women in Subro: Nina Scotti [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 22, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Nina Scotti, investigator with NMS Investigations, Inc., we recognized her as a true trailblazer for women in subrogation and women...

Women in Subro: Kim Stafford [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 25, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Kim Stafford, Director of Subrogation and Arbitration at USAA, we recognized that her work philosophy is about service to those she...

Technology Helping Us Walk Into Subrogation Recovery [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 28, 2020

Technology is advancing and so are subrogation investigations. We are seeing investigations of losses and presentations for recovery make use of new technology, including laser scanning, 3D imaging, Lidar, drones, etc. Some tech can come at a high expense, but as the tech becomes more...

How is there no recovery? Let me count the ways… [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

June 25, 2019

There are what seems like countless hindrances to subrogation recovery.  With a spin on Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem for the title of this article, we delve broadly into the legal bars for recovery.  The non-exhaustive list below outlines some of the main legal doctrines barring...

Is Media Coverage Good for Subrogation? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 17, 2019

The world is watching live updates of the destruction, as flames take over the Norte Dame Cathedral fire in Paris, France.  Not every building fire or water loss captures media attention, not even the local news broadcast.  However, conducting a search for newspaper articles, news broadcasts, fire...

Fire Prevention Week - Reflection on the Great Chicago Fire of 1879 [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 09, 2018

As part of Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), it is timely to reflect on NFPA's video on the Great Chicago Fire of 1879.  The link to the video can be found here.  While many lessons have been learned in fire prevention, fire spread, insurance coverage, and subrogation recovery since 1879, there...

The Insured Was On Vacation When... [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 19, 2018

After handling any sizeable amount of subrogation claims involving water damage, you may have asked yourself, “why is the insured always on vacation when a loss occurs?” In fact, most of the loss descriptions on the Notice of Loss will start with the sentence, “The insured was on vacation when…” It...

Negotiation Strategies for Subrogation Cases Simplified from a Toddler's Point of View [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

November 28, 2017

Toddlers are indeed the best of the best when it comes to negotiating. Every parent is put to the test when it comes to enforcing the rules and avoiding temper tantrums. Even the savviest of attorneys have caved when dealing with their kids. There are some lessons we can learn from these little, but...

Wildfire Awareness with CAL FIRE's "Ready for Wildfire" App [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

July 06, 2017

Annually, the first full week of May is known in California as “Wildfire Awareness Week”. This provides CAL FIRE the opportunity to highlight the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness. This year, with fires on the rise in California, CAL FIRE has launched a phone app to prepare...

Product Liability Claims When The Product Has No Manufacturer Label [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 26, 2017

There are many impediments to a successful investigation of a product liability claim - age of the product, preservation of evidence, chain of custody of the evidence, installation markings, etc. This article will discuss situations where where there is a lack of identifying information on the...

Publications

How Does a Fire Cross The Road? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 08, 2021

You may recall instances when the defense in a subrogation action tried to mitigate its client’s liability for a loss arguing (usually unsuccessfully) that your insured failed to have a fire break between the properties, contributing to the loss.  So then on a loss when the fire occurred on the...

And The Award Goes To... [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 03, 2021

Attorneys from Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Practice, Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, and Tom Regan, have been selected by their peers for recognition of professional excellence in litigating subrogation matters, and will be highlighted in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Cozen...

CA Wildfire Prevention Week- What it Means to be Prepared [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 04, 2021

Researchers in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine have analyzed decades of wildfire statistics from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The team’s findings (published last month in the open-access journal...

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: When is There Money in Your Subro Case? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 17, 2020

One of the marks of a successful subrogation professional is knowing that line between a case being a closer versus having recovery potential. In this episode of Subro on the Go, David Brisco, Kris Cherevas, and Dana Meyers discuss challenging claims case examples and the important rules and...

Ode to Our Firefighters [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 16, 2020

As wildfires rage through the Western Region of the U.S., we dedicate this post to recognize, honor, and thank all the firefighters and volunteers working tirelessly and selflessly. Thank you to all the men and women in the fire departments across the nation for your heroism and service....

Women in Subro: Natalie Cooksammy [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 01, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Natalie Cooksammy, Chair of the United Kingdom/European Region of Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation & Recovery Department and Office...

Women in Subro: Sabrina Garcia [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

August 03, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Sabrina Garcia, Division Claims Supervisor of Subrogation at Wawanesa, we recognized that her vibrant character has aided in...

Women in Subro: Laura Cygan [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

June 30, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Laura Cygan, Senior Fire Investigator with EFI Global, we recognized that her success has aligned with her interests in education,...

Women in Subro: Sheila Dye [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 27, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Sheila Dye, Associate Vice President of National Recovery at Nationwide, we recognized that her work philosophy is about...

Women in Subro: Nina Scotti [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 22, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Nina Scotti, investigator with NMS Investigations, Inc., we recognized her as a true trailblazer for women in subrogation and women...

Women in Subro: Kim Stafford [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 25, 2020

This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation. In our interview with Kim Stafford, Director of Subrogation and Arbitration at USAA, we recognized that her work philosophy is about service to those she...

Technology Helping Us Walk Into Subrogation Recovery [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 28, 2020

Technology is advancing and so are subrogation investigations. We are seeing investigations of losses and presentations for recovery make use of new technology, including laser scanning, 3D imaging, Lidar, drones, etc. Some tech can come at a high expense, but as the tech becomes more...

How is there no recovery? Let me count the ways… [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

June 25, 2019

There are what seems like countless hindrances to subrogation recovery.  With a spin on Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem for the title of this article, we delve broadly into the legal bars for recovery.  The non-exhaustive list below outlines some of the main legal doctrines barring...

Is Media Coverage Good for Subrogation? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 17, 2019

The world is watching live updates of the destruction, as flames take over the Norte Dame Cathedral fire in Paris, France.  Not every building fire or water loss captures media attention, not even the local news broadcast.  However, conducting a search for newspaper articles, news broadcasts, fire...

Fire Prevention Week - Reflection on the Great Chicago Fire of 1879 [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 09, 2018

As part of Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), it is timely to reflect on NFPA's video on the Great Chicago Fire of 1879.  The link to the video can be found here.  While many lessons have been learned in fire prevention, fire spread, insurance coverage, and subrogation recovery since 1879, there...

The Insured Was On Vacation When... [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

April 19, 2018

After handling any sizeable amount of subrogation claims involving water damage, you may have asked yourself, “why is the insured always on vacation when a loss occurs?” In fact, most of the loss descriptions on the Notice of Loss will start with the sentence, “The insured was on vacation when…” It...

Negotiation Strategies for Subrogation Cases Simplified from a Toddler's Point of View [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

November 28, 2017

Toddlers are indeed the best of the best when it comes to negotiating. Every parent is put to the test when it comes to enforcing the rules and avoiding temper tantrums. Even the savviest of attorneys have caved when dealing with their kids. There are some lessons we can learn from these little, but...

Wildfire Awareness with CAL FIRE's "Ready for Wildfire" App [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

July 06, 2017

Annually, the first full week of May is known in California as “Wildfire Awareness Week”. This provides CAL FIRE the opportunity to highlight the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness. This year, with fires on the rise in California, CAL FIRE has launched a phone app to prepare...

Product Liability Claims When The Product Has No Manufacturer Label [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 26, 2017

There are many impediments to a successful investigation of a product liability claim - age of the product, preservation of evidence, chain of custody of the evidence, installation markings, etc. This article will discuss situations where where there is a lack of identifying information on the...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

NASP 2021 Annual Conference

November 08, 2021 - Virtual Conference

Industry Sectors

Education

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of San Diego, Advanced Certificate, 2005
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 2004
  • California
  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Utah