Angela Probasco has wide-ranging experience representing clients in insurance coverage, extra-contractual and bad faith litigation, as well as in employment, ERISA, and other civil matters. Her core practice consists of advising clients and representing them in litigation related to novel and complex insurance coverage issues, including sexual misconduct and products liability claims, time-limited settlement demands, and a myriad of bad faith allegations.
Angela began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Philip Hall, Arizona Court of Appeals.
- US District Court for the District of Arizona
- US District Court for the District of Colorado
- US District Court for the District of Kansas
- US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
- US District Court for the District of Nebraska
- US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
- US Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits
- J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2001. Articles Editor, Jurimetrics Journal. First Place, Arizona State Bar Thomas Tang Essay Competition, 2000.
- B.A., with highest distinction, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1998. Phi Beta Kappa. Glenn Gray Memorial Award, awarded to most outstanding senior history major. Graduate of Honors Program.
- The Missouri Bar
- State Bar of Arizona
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Chaudhri v. State Auto Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 795 F. App'x 477 (8th Cir. 2020) Affirmed district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of insurer on breach of contract and vexatious refusal to pay claims arising out of denial of insured’s theft claim under business property policy.
- Schuster v. Quanta Specialty Lines Ins. Co., 455 F. App’x 724 (8th Cir. 2012) Affirmed district court’s entry of judgment on the pleadings in favor of insurer on breach of contract and bad faith claims arising out of denial of coverage under a broker/dealer and registered representative professional liability policy for underlying lawsuits filed by insured’s former clients alleging aggressive and risky investment and excessive trading.
- D & S Realty, Inc. v. Markel Ins. Co., 816 N.W.2d 1 (Neb. 2012) Reversed trial court’s judgment entered in favor of insured and remanded for new trial on issues related to insured’s failure to comply with policy’s repair/replace condition.
- Behrens v. Arch Ins. Co., 631 F.3d 895 (8th Cir. 2011) Affirmed district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of insurer on claims arising out of denial of coverage under life insurance agents errors and omissions policy for underlying lawsuits filed by SEC and insured’s former clients alleging he engaged in a Ponzi-like scheme and misappropriated investor funds.
- Co-Author, "Products Pollution Liability Insurance: Another Bridge Spanning the Pollution Exclusion Coverage Gap," Environmental Claims Journal, February 2021