John Green has over thirty years of experience recovering money from insurance companies under a broad range of insurance policies, including general liability, directors' and officers' liability, professional E&O, technology E&O, cyber liability, commercial property, and builders-risk policies. He has litigated, arbitrated, or mediated many high stakes coverage matters and has helped clients obtain a total of over $1 billion in insurance recoveries.

His clients range from some of the world’s largest multinational corporations to cutting edge technology companies; and matters he has handled range from high stakes mass tort litigation involving over 10,000 plaintiffs, to many novel insurance questions raised by Bay Area technology companies.

John brings to his practice an exceptionally deep knowledge of insurance coverage concepts, honed by over three decades of experience. He enhances this technical expertise with a pragmatic, business-oriented perspective that keeps the focus on the clients’ ultimate goals and interests. As a negotiator, he strives to be straightforward and reasonable, but also seeks to obtain the optimal value on each claim. John believes in setting ambitious targets and devotes his energetic and enthusiastic effort to achieving those goals. He believes litigation should not be pursued for its own sake, but to achieve solutions that provide the best outcome for his clients.


  • Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law (2021-2023)
  • Best Lawyers of America, Lawyer of the Year Award (San Francisco) in Litigation-Insurance (2023)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Coverage Counsel
  • ABA Section of Litigation; Insurance Litigation Section; Tort and Insurance Practice Section