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619.237.4002 (Direct)



4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200

San Diego, California 92121


Michael Drury is a partner at McCloskey, Waring, Waisman & Drury LLP.  His practice focuses on advising and counseling insurance companies with respect to complex insurance coverage disputes and representing insurance companies in coverage litigation involving construction claims, breach of contract claims, mass torts, product liability claims, pollution claims, excess workers’ compensation coverage and bad faith claims.  Mr. Drury has successfully litigated numerous inter-carrier disputes involving primary/excess coverage, additional insured coverage and contribution, indemnity and subrogation claims.  His experience and expertise include advising clients and handling claims arising from Commercial General Liability Policies, Umbrella Policies, Following Form Excess Policies, Owner Controlled Insurance Policies (OCIPs), Contractor Controlled Insurance Policies (CCIPs) and Commercial Lines Policies. 


Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Drury practiced for many years as a litigator at two National law firms.  His prior litigation practice focused on product liability, medical devices, employment, real estate, and disability access.  He earned his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Finance, where he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Soccer team that won the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Tournament, earning Notre Dame’s first NCAA Tournament bid in 1988. Mr. Drury received both his J.D. (1995) and L.L.M (2005) in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law.  When he is not assisting his clients, Mr. Drury enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports…especially soccer, and oenophilia based travel to California Wine Country.


  • University of San Diego School of Law

    • J.D., 1995

  • University of San Diego School of Law

    • LL.M., Taxation, 2005

  • University of Notre Dame

    • B.B.A., Finance, 1991


  • 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


  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Speaker, “ADA Regulations and Compliance for Public Entities,” California League of Cities Annual Convention, California, 2005.

  • Author, “Employers Must Attempt to Resolve an Employee’s Request for a Reasonable Accommodation for their Disability,” National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada, Previews, December 2005.

  • Co-author, “Fact Sheet for Job Applicants With Disabilities,” National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada, Previews, November 2003.

  • Co-author, “How to Win Summary Judgment by Proving a Pharmaceutical Case is Time-Barred,” Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law Bulletin, June 2002.

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