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Kathy P. waring

Founding Partner


619.237.4011 (Direct)



4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200

San Diego, California 92121


Kathy Waring is a founding partner at McCloskey, Waring, Waisman & Drury LLP.  Ms. Waring has over 40 years of experience representing insurers in all types of coverage-related issues and claims, including hundreds of coverage litigation matters.  Prior to forming her own firm with her longtime colleagues John L. Riedl (deceased) and Andrew R. McCloskey, Ms. Waring was a partner at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP (now known as McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) from 1994 until 2004, and at Duane Morris LLP from June 2004 to October 2005. 


Throughout her career, Ms. Waring has handled numerous complex insurance litigation matters, including cases involving excess and reinsurance issues, technology, personal injury, advertising injury, environmental claims, construction defect, oil and gas, cell phones, lead paint, sick building syndrome, pharmaceutical products, internal prosthetics, food additives and other complex insurance coverage matters.  Over the years, Ms. Waring’s practice has been primarily national in scope and has included the role of national and regional coverage counsel in several specific areas of coverage.  She has litigated hundreds of coverage matters in many states throughout the country.  Many of her cases have involved alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation and arbitration.  She also has significant experience defending insurance bad faith claims, including numerous appearances before the California Court of Appeals and has received the highest rating (AV) from her peers.


Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Waring, a trailblazing pioneer for the advancement and success of female attorneys, earned her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981. In her free time, Ms. Waring enjoys adventuring all over the world.


  • University of San Diego School of Law

    • J.D., summa cum laude, 1981

  • University of Southern California

    • B.A., cum laude, 1971


  • California 

  • U.S. District Court: Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of California

  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit


  • Insurance Coverage

  • Coverage Litigation

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