California State University, Chico (B.A., 1974); McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1977). Mr. Soares’ practice areas include: (1) insurance coverage and bad faith, representing individuals, businesses, and public agencies in disputes with their insurance carriers regarding coverage; (2) public agency litigation, including defense of bodily injury, property damage, environmental challenges and construction dispute claims and actions; (3) eminent domain litigation; (4) miscellaneous personal injury, real property, and contract litigation.