Michael Drury


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, 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.  Mr. Drury practiced for many years at the National law firms of Greenberg Traurig and Arter & Hadden.

Mr. Drury has also defended fitness centers, grocery stores, developers, retail establishments and public entities against disabled access claims under both Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the Unruh Act and California Disabled Persons Act.  Mike was lead trial counsel in two separate cases tried to verdict in California.  The first case was a Title II ADA claim filed against a large Southern California City pertaining to accessibility issues with sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the City.  The case was tried in the Central District Court of California.  The second trial took place in San Diego Superior Court and focused on claims for breach of contract, fraud, quantum meruit and unjust enrichment arising from a public works contract issued by the City of San Diego.

Articles & Lectures:

  • 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
  • Co-author, “Lining Up Slapp-Shots for the Defense: New Ways to Use California’s Special Motion to Strike,” Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Magazine, Verdict, Third Quarter 2001
San Diego Office
12671 High Bluff Drive
Suite 350
San Diego, CA 92130
619.237.4002 (Direct)
619.237.3095 (Phone)
619.237.3789 (Fax)

Practice Areas:
Insurance Coverage and Coverage Litigation

Admitted: 1995, California
Law School: University of San Diego School of Law, J. D., 1995; LL.M., 2005
College: B.B.A., University of Notre Dame
Born: Newark, New Jersey