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Tom Holden focuses his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith matters. Tom represents insurers in cases throughout the United States, including advertising injury, construction defect, environmental, asbestos and other claims involving general liability, directors and officers, commercial auto and commercial property insurance.

Tom has handled appeals in the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits. In addition to California, he has litigated cases in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.


  • Insurance coverage
  • Bad faith litigation



  • ShoLodge, Inc. v. Travelers Indem. Co., 168 F.3d 256 (6th Cir. 1999) (no coverage for infringement of trade name).°
  • Advance Watch Co., Ltd. v. Kemper Ins. Co., 99 F.3d 795 (6th Cir. 1996) (no coverage for trademark infringement).°
  • Faust v. Travelers Indemnity Co., 55 F.3d 471 (9th Cir. 1995) (no obligation to pay pre-tender defense costs).°
  • Paper Recovery v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co., 92 Fed. Appx. 478 (9th Cir. 2004) (no duty to defend infringement claim because of breach of contract exclusion).°
  • Burlington Ins. Co. v. Fitness Anywhere, LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178466 (N.D. Cal. 2015) (intellectual property exclusion applies to bar duty to defend).°
  • Del Webb Cmtys., Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134407 (C.D. Cal. 2015) (no duty to defend construction defect lawsuit where primary coverage not exhausted).°
  • Calpine Corp. v. Ace American Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75985 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (no coverage for additional insured’s direct liability).°
  • Lextron, Inc. v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of America, 267 F. Supp. 2d 1041 (D. Colo. 2003) (no coverage for allegedly defective cattle vaccines).°
  • Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Superior Court, 19 Cal. App. 4th 320, 23 Cal. Rptr. 2d 442 (1993) (no coverage for patent infringement).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Holden prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1987
    • Executive Editor, The Hastings Law Journal
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1982
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California