Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1994

B.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991


Faculty Member: 2018 International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA

Faculty Member: 2015 International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (August 1-7, 2015)

Recipient of the PLRB/LIRB 2012 Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo, Outstanding Presentations Award, April 2012

Recipient of the DRI's Albert H. Parnell Outstanding Program Chair Award presented at the DRI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 27, 2011

Asim Desai has extensive experience in high-stakes, complex litigation including insurance bad faith, corporate fraud, commercial litigation, intellectual property, product liability, professional liability and catastrophic personal injuries.

Mr. Desai is routinely retained to associate or substitute in as trial counsel on the eve of trial in multi-million dollar exposure cases and has defended numerous insurance carriers as well as the businesses they insure.

Meticulous in his approach to all of his cases, Mr. Desai works closely with his clients to understand and meet their goals, and is assertive, aggressive when necessary, and consistently unwavering in his commitment to implement his clients’ goals.

He has authored numerous articles on trial preparation and techniques, insurance bad faith, unauthorized practice of law and punitive damages, and is routinely invited to speak for various national organizations such as Defense Research Institute, the Property Loss Research Bureau, International Association of Defense Counsel and American Conference Institute.

Mr. Desai is admitted to all California State and Federal Courts and is a member of the invitation only International Association of Defense Counsel and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.




DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar (Member DRI National Governance Committee, Insurance Law Committee Steering Committee)

International Association of Defense Counsel (Membership Committee, Vice Chair of Trial Techniques and Tactics, Insurance and Reinsurance and Business Litigation Committees)