Cozen O’Connor: Cherevas, Kristina

Kristina Cherevas

Associate

San Diego

(619) 685-1739

(619) 234-7831

Kris Cherevas is an attorney in the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department in the San Diego office.  She represents our insurance company clients in the pursuit of real property subrogation claims, including actions for negligence, products liability, government claims, 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, cum laude, 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.

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.

 

Publications

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...

Ode to the Burning Christmas Tree [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 22, 2015

Both real and artificial trees can and do burn causing fire damage; unfortunately, ‘tis the season. As expected, Christmas tree claims arise through the seasonal months of November, December, and January. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates of reported home structure fires,...

Preparing Your Case for Arbitration Forums Before Clicking "Submit" [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

July 13, 2015

Writing Contentions: Every student learns how to “IRAC” in law school, and every lawyer hears repeated lectures from professors, judges, and veteran attorneys on the importance of effective brief writing. All that you have heard and learned should still be utilized in your contention writing for...

Default Judgment Against Uninsured - As Good As If Written In Lipstick On A Cocktail Napkin [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

July 06, 2015

Your standard case involves a loss caused by an insured party. Whether or not that party is actively participating, the carrier is bound by its duty to defend (as defined by California Insurance Code section 533.5(c)), and at least the policy limits can be up for grabs. Of course, in order for that...

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Education

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of San Diego, Advanced Certificate, 2005
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 2004
  • California
  • 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