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C.A.R. Strategic Defense Program

C.A.R.’s Strategic Defense Program provides members with access to a powerful assembly of experienced and seasoned broker defense attorneys who have joined with C.A.R. to focus on improving the litigation climate in California, as well as diminishing the cost and increasing the coverage of Errors and Omission (E&O) Insurance for REALTORS®.

Through its innovative Strategic Defense Attorney Panel, the Program provides the membership with direct litigation and risk management assistance provided by seasoned, dedicated real estate broker defense attorneys hand selected by C.A.R. The Panel Attorneys defend claims or lawsuits against REALTORS®. They also provide indirect assistance through the Risk Management Seminar Series where Panel Attorneys supply valuable insights and strategies to help minimize the legal exposure of REALTORS®.

The Panel Attorneys, working collaboratively, bring their collective experience and talent to bear for REALTORS® saving members both time and money. For more information on C.A.R.’s Strategic Defense Program, please visit

Panel Attorneys:

Delphine S. Adams, Santa Rosa & Kelseyville (707) 524-7000
David S. Bright, Escondido (760) 747-3200
Albert E. Cordova, San Rafael (415) 457-9656
D.W. Duke, Temecula (951) 699-0370
Bruce Harbin, Santa Ana & Palm Springs (714) 550-5500
Shannon B. Jones, Danville & Sacramento (925) 837-2315
David M. Parker, Larkspur & San Diego (888) 812-5117
Kurt Peterson, San Francisco (415) 399-2900
Jane A. Rheinheimer, San Diego (619) 515-1153
Debra L. Samuels, Sacramento (916) 567-0777
Denis F. Shanagher, San Francisco (415) 356-4626
Steven D. Spile, Los Angeles (818) 784-6899
Fredric W. Trester, Los Angeles (213) 624-6900