Noura K. Rizzuto

Associate

“I strive to solve every problem with dedication and vigilance, and in the most efficient manner possible.”

Education

  • BA (Political Science), Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
  • JD, Santa Clara University School of Law

Recognition

  • Santa Clara University School of Law Order of the Coif
  • CALI Award: Evidence, Negotiations, and Torts
  • Witkin Award for Best Appellate Brief
  • Best Oral Advocate Award, Appellate Advocacy
  • Santa Clara Law Review
  • Emery Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Rizzuto joined Cummins & White, LLP in 2016. She practices in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance litigation, and insurance defense.

Ms. Rizzuto represents insurance companies on first and third party matters relating to a variety of claims. She also handles all aspects of litigation relating to business disputes and various types of insurance defense, including professional liability and premises liability.

Prior to joining Cummins & White, Ms. Rizzuto represented insurance companies in declaratory relief and bad faith actions involving multi-million dollar coverage disputes.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Business Litigation

Representative Clients

  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Allianz Group
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • CNA
  • Greer & Kirby Co., Inc.
  • Frontier Investment Corporation
  • Technical Risk Underwriters
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association

Charitable Interests & Community Service

Ms. Kawar volunteered with Central California Legal Services, a nonprofit that provides free legal assistance to low-income families and individuals. In 2016, she received the Wiley W. Manual Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services.