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Edward C. Hsu

Edward C. Hsu


CA – Los Angeles area
T: 626.683.5062 | F: 626.683.1113


Edward focuses his practice on insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, insurance defense and business litigation. His insurance coverage experience includes analyzing coverage under commercial general liability, business auto and personal umbrella policies, as well as owner-controlled insurance programs. Edward’s background in insurance bad faith involves commercial general liability, business auto, business property, professional liability and homeowners’ policies. He has also brought interpleader actions to resolve disputes over the proceeds of life insurance policies. Edward’s litigation experience includes handling a diverse caseload such as toxic torts, products liability, premises liability and financial services. He has experience handling cases concerning homeowners’ associations, real estate and secured transactions, in addition to employment, education and probate. Edward has litigated cases in both federal and state courts throughout California, and before administrative agencies and in arbitration.

Edward’s advisory experience includes serving as a research attorney for the California state courts. At the trial level, he served with the Civil Division of the Superior Court of Alameda County where he prepared tentative rulings for all pre-trial motions filed in civil actions, as well as certain types of post-trial motions. At the appellate level, Edward served as a writ attorney with the First District Court of Appeal and prepared recommendations for the disposition of writ petitions presenting issues of criminal, civil, family, juvenile and administrative law.

While earning his law degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, Edward clerked at the Government Benefits Unit of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and assisted attorneys with matters involving healthcare, public housing, child support and student loan fraud. He later interned at a news program where he analyzed issues in criminal and family law and entertainment while also serving as an articles editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review.


  • Taylor v. Elliott Turbomachinery, Inc., 171 Cal. App. 4th 564 (2009)
    • Prepared respondent’s brief resulting in the first published California opinion to hold that social utility is a relevant factor in assessing a product manufacturer’s duty of care in negligence.