Alan R. Templeman joined Lowthorp Richards in 1977 after obtaining trial experience defending insurance companies for five years. Selected as one of the top 10 National Trial Lawyers of the Year by Public Justice, he also was named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2012. Alan is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible from the only national peer-review rating service for attorneys.
Alan has obtained notable verdicts throughout California in cases involving personal injuries, insurance bad faith, injuries to athletes, product liability, wrongful death, flooding and land subsidence, fire and agricultural losses, professional liability stockbroker and investment advisor fraud, and wrongfully terminated employees. His cases have resulted in monetary benefits to his clients and have aided consumers and the public by causing manufacturers, universities, and the NCAA to change their practices and policies.
His cases have reduced the danger to athletes using metal baseball bats, prompted contractors to provide safer highway construction zones, and have made health insurers reconsider decisions to deny coverage for life-prolonging procedures to cancer patients and caused public entities to take steps to refrain from directing storm water into homes and agricultural properties.
A cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Alan earned his juris doctor in 1971 from University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. Prior to law school, Alan served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves, with active duty from 1963 to 1968, including his time as a Naval Advisor in Vietnam. He received a Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.
Alan is former president of the Central Coast Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Consumer Attorneys of California, former president of Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County, Ojai Valley Wine & Food Society, and South Jetty Surfing Ambassadors.
Alan and his wife, Jeanne, have two sons and live in Oak View.