Carlos Needham Joins Tressler's Orange County Office

Carlos Needham Joins Tressler's Orange County Office

  • Feb 3, 2023, 07:46 AM

Orange County, CA, February 3, 2023 
Tressler is proud to welcome Carlos Needham as senior counsel in our Insurance Practice Group. Carlos’ practice focus is insurance coverage litigation on behalf of insurers. His experience in this area began at a firm in Houston in the ‘90’s and has continued at firms in Los Angeles, and now in Orange County, California. Primarily, Carlos has handled major claims litigation arising from commercial general liability coverage as applied to environmental and product liability scenarios. He has also handled disputes arising from other types of coverage, including property and D&O. Outside of the coverage area, Carlos has substantial experience in class action and mass torts litigation (asbestos, pharmaceuticals, medical products, breast implants and welding rods). Carlos recently served as counsel at a major insurer and provides a unique perspective and responsive client service on all matters.

"I am thrilled about joining Tressler," said Carlos. "It has an unsurpassed national reputation in the insurance coverage practice area, to which I have largely devoted my professional career.”

Carlos started his legal career as an associate at Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & Laboon in Houston (now a part of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell). He was counsel at O’Melveny & Myers and a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles.  Immediately prior to joining Tressler, Carlos was senior counsel in the Major Claims Litigation Office of Chubb.

Carlos received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. 

Carlos Needham can be reached at

About Tressler LLP

Headquartered in Chicago, with eight offices located in five states, Tressler LLP is a national law firm comprised primarily of attorneys who devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance.

In addition, Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois, and has attorneys who represent clients in commercial litigation, defense litigation, corporate transactions, employment law and litigation, intellectual property and condominium and common interest community association law.

For more information, please visit

Tressler LLP _Logo