Alexandra “Sasha” Selfridge is an experienced trial attorney in a wide range of civil litigation, including insurance coverage, appellate practice, business litigation, premises liability, breach of contract, construction defect, products liability, and transportation litigation.
Sasha is a member of Procopio’s COVID-19 Legal Resources Team.
- Defended client against breach of an insurance contract claim arising out of a water loss. First chaired jury trial, which resulted in a unanimous defense verdict after a 28-minute deliberation.
- Co-chaired jury trial arising out of the sale of a business. Obtained a complete defense verdict for the sellers of the business, and obtained a six-figure judgment against the buyers for breach of contract, including an award of contractual attorney fees. Successfully pierced the corporate veil of the LLC buyer.
- Co-chaired jury trial regarding breach of residential lease, negligence, and breach of the implied warranty of habitability. Obtained substantial verdict for rent abatement damages on behalf of tenants, as well as an award of contractual attorney fees.
- Second-chaired jury trial regarding breach of insurance contract and insurance bad faith. After plaintiff rested his case, the court granted partial motion for nonsuit regarding the bad faith cause of action. The jury then awarded minimal damages on breach of contract claim.
- Prevailed in arbitration arising out of a real estate dispute, resulting in return of earnest money to client, plus attorney fees.
- Authored and argued a successful response to a consolidated appeal arising out of two separate insurance bad faith cases. Opinion available at 2009 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 3117.
- Authored and argued a successful response to an appeal from an order denying attorney fees. Opinion available at 2012 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 3166.
- Authored and argued a successful response to an appeal challenging the lower court's decision to apply the "alter ego" doctrine before the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District. Opinion available at 2014 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 8768.
- Authored a successful motion to dismiss untimely appeal after prevailing by Motion for Summary Judgment in the underlying action. Opinion available at 2015 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 1617.
- The Best Lawyers in America® Ones To Watch 2021-present (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
- 2021 Woman Leader in the Law, American Lawyer Magazine
- "Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2020-present
- 2016 Super Lawyers' Rising Star
- 2015 President of San Diego Defense Lawyers
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2015
- San Diego Daily Transcript Top Young Attorney-2013
- San Diego Defense Lawyers 2007 Outstanding New Lawyer
- CALl award for excellent achievement in the study of Statutory Interpretation Seminar
"After our luxury lodge suffered a catastrophic fire, the payout our insurance company offered us fell far short of covering our losses. I turned to Mike Changaris, one of the attorneys at Procopio, as well as a trusted friend and advisor for me and my family for more than a decade. Procopio and their attorneys delivered. Thanks to the diligent work of Procopio and Alexandra “Sasha” Selfridge, we ended up receiving nearly four times the initial amount offered by the insurance company without even having to file a lawsuit. Procopio’s Insurance Recovery team knows how to ensure their clients receive the maximum coverage with minimum strife."
-- Owner, “The Lodge”
“Procopio’s Insurance Recovery Group really came through for us by ensuring we received critical insurance monies, far more than our insurer was inclined to provide. The funds they secured proved critical in resolving a contentious asset purchase and resulting arbitration. Procopio and Sasha Selfridge fought to secure the insurance monies despite strong resistance from the insurer. I have great confidence in Procopio and its attorneys to understand complex insurance issues and secure successful resolutions for our company.”
-- Charles Padgett, Chief Financial Officer, Neology
- Member of San Diego Defense Lawyers
- Lawyers Club of San Diego
- San Diego County Bar Association
- University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2006
- Institute of International and Comparative Law, Florence, Italy, Summer 2004
- University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science, June 2002
- Schossler, Jason. "Church is Owed Coverage for Alleged Negiligence in Property Improvements," Thomson Reuter Westlaw, November 2, 2021.
- Sistrunk, Jeff. “Lender Tells 9th Circ. Hartford Must Cover $1.5M Deal,” Law360, June 16, 2020.
- Panelist. “Insurance for COVID-19 Losses—Part Two: You’ve Submitted Your Claim—Now What? Strategies for Maximizing Insurance Coverage,” May 21, 2020.
- Panelist. "Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses—Is There Insurance Coverage Hidden in Your Insurance Portfolio?," March 25, 2020.
- “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the ‘One-year Suit’ Limitation Provision”; Presented to Insurance Client in 2012
- Motion for Summary Judgment Presentation to the San Diego Legal Secretaries Association; 2012
- Author: “What the Construction Industry Needs to Know About Cyber Insurance,” October 4, 2021.
- Author: "For California’s Farmers and Vintners Who Have Lost Their Insurance, Help Is on The Way: Senate Bill 11 Is Signed into Law," July 27, 2021.
- Author. “Proposed California Legislation Promising For Business Insurance Policy Owners Dealing With COVID-19,” July 6, 2020.
- Co-Author. "Insurance For Covid-19 Losses: Could There Be Coverage Hidden In Your Insurance Policy?," March 17, 2020.
- “Equal Protection and Gender Preference in Divorce Contests over Custody,” 16 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 165, 2007.
- “Challenges for Negotiating and Drafting an Antenuptial Agreement for the Religious Upbringing of Future Children,” 16 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 91, 2007.