Peter Mallon

Peter Mallon 

Mr. Mallon has more than 35 years of experience as a civil litigation attorney, successfully trying, arbitrating and mediating cases in many substantive legal areas. His practice focuses primarily on representing individuals and corporations in personal injury, products liability and premises liability litigation. Mr. Mallon represents private, insured and self-insured clients with an emphasis on large exposure cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He also represents insurance companies in the defense of bad faith lawsuits, and automobile insurers involved in uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Mallon also litigates employment, real property and commercial disputes, provides general counsel to recreational vehicle parks and represents them in compliance matters and litigation.

Mr. Mallon currently serves as a Settlement Conference Officer and Arbitrator for the San Francisco Superior Court, and as a neutral in private arbitrations and mediations.

    • HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP, San Francisco, CA
      Partner, 2012-Present
    • LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN D. HILLYARD, APC, San Francisco, CA
      Partner, 2004-2011
    • TUVERSON & HILLYARD LLP, San Francisco, CA
      Partner, 2003-2004
    • NIESAR & DIAMOND LLP, San Francisco, CA
      Partner, 1997-2003
    • WRIGHT, ROBINSON, OSTHIMER & TATUM, San Francisco, CA
      Partner, 1996-1997; Associate, 1990-1996
    • BOLLINGTON, STILZ, BLOESER & CURRY, Woodland Hills, CA
      Associate, 1987-1990
    • RUSS & REYNOLDS, San Francisco, CA
      Associate, 1996-1987
    • June 2014, Wrongful termination, Favorable settlement during trial
      Former executive of startup software company was sued for breach of contract, fraud, and misappropriation of business opportunity by his employer. All claims were denied, and Mr. Mallon filed a Cross-complaint on behalf of his client for wrongful termination. Mr. Mallon successfully negotiated a settlement on the first day of trial, resulting in dismissal of all claims against Mr. Mallon’s client, and a six-figure payment to Mr. Mallon’s client.
    • July 2011, Underinsured Motorist Arbitration, Defense Award
      Alleged trigeminal nerve injury resulting in permanent facial numbness from rear-end automobile accident. The Arbitrator found in favor of Mr. Mallon’s insurer client.
    • April 2010, Uninsured Motorist Arbitration, Defense Award
      Shoulder dislocation requiring future surgery alleged from hit and run motor vehicle accident. The Arbitrator rejected the injury claim and entered an award in favor of Mr. Mallon’s insurer client.
    • September 2006, Wrongful Death, Favorable settlement during trial
      Wrongful death action arising from fatality accident, involving claims of negligent operation of motor vehicle and negligent design of parking lot. Global settlement reached after four days of trial, in which the previously rejected pre-trial settlement offer extended on behalf of Mr. Mallon’s client was accepted.
    • November 2002, Breach of Contract, $400,000 Verdict in favor of client
      Mr. Mallon obtained a $400,000 verdict as first chair trial counsel on behalf of plaintiff in a breach of contract action.
    • June 1993, Wrongful Termination, Defense Verdict
      Alleged wrongful termination in violation of public policy predicated on claim that former claims adjuster had been terminated for exposing a practice of “lowballing” homeowner claims following the Loma Prieta earthquake. Mr. Mallon served as second chair trial counsel in this six-week jury trial which resulted in a defense verdict on the wrongful termination claim.
    • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent ®
      AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for more than 20 consecutive years.
    • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
    • University of California Berkeley, B.A.
  • HassardBonnington LLP
    275 Battery St., Suite 1600
    San Francisco CA 94111
    Main (415) 288-9800
    Direct (415) 494-4366
    pm@hassard.com