Michael R. Davisson


Michael R. Davisson is a trial lawyer and insurance counselor who focuses his practice on coverage, coverage litigation, bad faith litigation, and commercial litigation. Over his career, he has handled or advised on hundreds of cases for domestic and international insurers involving directors and officers insurance, fidelity bonds, employment practices insurance, errors and omission insurance, and other types of insurance. He has prepared and tried numerous jury and non-jury cases involving both complex insurance issues and complex commercial litigation issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike had been a partner in the Los Angeles office of an international law firm. For six of those years, he was the managing partner of the Los Angeles Office. He is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Mike is a frequent writer and speaker on insurance, insurance bad faith, and insurance litigation issues. He is also a contributor to the Directors & Officers Insurance Deskbook (4th edition, ABA), the Annotated Financial Institution Bond (2nd Edition, ABA), Commercial Insurance Coverage (2014, ABA) and Appleman on Insurance.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mike earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.



Cozen O’Connor Grows Global Insurance Department in Los Angeles and Houston with Addition of Six Litigators

April 04, 2017

The six lawyers joining Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department include Stephen P. Pate, who comes to the firm as a member in the Houston office, Lauren E. Figaro who joins as an associate in the Houston office; Michael R. Davisson and Valerie D. Rojas, who both join as members in the Los Angeles office; Patricia M. Parisi, who joins as of counsel in the Los Angeles office; and Andrea J. Giovannone, who joins as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Davisson, Rojas, Parisi, and Giovannone all join from Sedgwick.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Fidelity Law Association Annual Conference

November 08, 2017 - Boston, Massachusetts

2017 Professional Liability Seminar

October 12, 2017 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of California–Berkeley, A.B., 1975
  • California