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Roger L. McNitt

Of Counsel
Roger McNitt

Roger L. McNitt’s practice emphasizes administrative and insurance law, including producer, insurer and reinsurer contracting and disputes.

Roger’s Practice Areas

Business

Financial Institutions

Real Estate

858.551.2440 x304

Assistant:

Angela Manzano
858.551.2440 x302
amanzano@bkflaw.com

Bars and Courts
  • California Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Stanford University, BA and JD
Professional Affiliations
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Founding Chairperson, California State Commission on Senior Citizenís Health Insurance (HICAP)
  • Former Chairperson, State Bar of California Regulation of Insurance Subcommittee
  • Former Member, State Bar of California Insurance Law Committee of the Business Law Section
  • Past Director, Stanford Alumni Association
Community Affiliations
  • Former Director, Braille Institute
  • Former Chairperson, Health Systems Agency for San Diego and Imperial Counties Review Committee
  • Former Director, La Jolla YMCA
Representative Transactions

 

Represented California on numerous National Association of Insurance Commissioners committees and task forces and drafted and implemented the legislation creating the Fraud Bureau in the Department of Insurance to help combat insurance fraud.

 

Involved in numerous major mergers and acquisitions of insurers and agents, and represent policy holders.

 

Adopted regulations of the Insurance Commissioner relating to individual health insurance policies designed to supplement medicare.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

 

Speaker: American bar Association Seminar on Solvency of Foreign Insurers and Reinsurers

 

Contrib-Author: chapter “The Regulation of Insurer Investments,” California Insurance Law & Practice.

Employment Background

 

Mr. McNitt began his practice with the law firm of Poindexter, Lynch & Buchanan, with an emphasis on bad faith litigation. In 1971, he became counsel to an insurance group in San Diego which included insurers and a production agency. In 1973, he moved to the law firm of Fredman, Silverberg & Lewis, where his practice emphasized real estate, insurance coverage and general litigation. He took the position of Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the State of California in 1975, where he had primary responsibility for two-thirds of all Insurance Department activities, including administration, unfair claims practices and consumer complaints, financial and market-conduct examinations, licensing and investigation of agents and brokers, legislation, and title insurance. In 1979, Mr. McNitt returned to the law firm of Fredman, Silverberg & Lewis. He moved to the law firm of Barger & Wolen in 1980, where his practice emphasized insurance administrative law. From 1986 to 1990, Mr. McNitt also was one of five directors of New TC Holding Company, a public company, the then largest title insurance group in the country and the parent of the numerous Ticor Title Insurance entities. Prior to joining Blanchard, Krasner & French in 2004, he founded his own firm, McNitt, Schraner & Loeb, in 1990 and later practiced with Chapin Shea McNitt & Carter.