Neil S. Lerner


Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP

Neil S. Lerner is a Southern California "Super Lawyer" (2012-2017) who practices maritime and transportation law. He represents insurers in first and third party cases. He is a Partner in Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen, LLP, which is a regional law firm, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Honolulu, serving the Western United States and the Pacific Rim, specializing in maritime and transportation law. He has spoken frequently on rescission as a remedy for insurers to use to combat fraud and has tried several rescission cases to verdict and obtained summary judgment on numerous other ones. He represented Cigna in the landmark Rex DeGeorge rescission case, which federal judge Letts called "the single most incredible story I’ve ever heard from the stand."​ His book about it, "An Act of Piracy," is under a NY publishing contract.  His reported marine insurance rescission cases can be seen