Schulte, Yvonne M. Senior Counsel

Schulte, Yvonne M. Senior Counsel

Practice Focus

Yvonne Schulte represents insurance companies in complex coverage disputes, including bad faith litigation. She is experienced with commercial general liability policies, directors and officers policies, errors and omissions policies, excess and umbrella policies, and a variety of environmental policies, including pollution liability and cost cap policies.

Yvonne regularly represents insurers in bad faith litigation and insurance coverage disputes concerning professional liability, directors and officers liability, personal and advertising injury, construction defect, and environmental and toxic tort matters. She also prosecutes contribution, indemnity and declaratory relief actions for insurance companies.

Yvonne also has experience defending employment actions under the Fair Employment and Housing Act including gender, pregnancy, race, ancestry, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, wrongful termination claims, whistleblower claims, wage and hour claims, and retaliation matters. She also represents employers in administrative actions before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Yvonne has also represented clients in defense of legal malpractice, products liability, environmental law and breach of contract suits.

Yvonne litigates cases in both state and federal courts throughout California, and has briefed cases on appeal before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. She also represents clients in mediations and arbitrations.

Professional Background

Yvonne rejoined Tressler in September 2013. She was previously with the firm from March 2007 to September 2009 and subsequently practiced with two other law firms in Southern California before returning.

While in law school at George Mason University School of Law, she competed on the Trial Advocacy Team and was a semi-finalist in the National Trial Competition in 2000. During her undergraduate studies at The George Washington University, she received the Presidential Academic Scholarship and the Hilda Haves Manchester award for Sociology major with the highest scholastic record, and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member

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