Practice Summary

Mr. Lovell has been practicing law since 2000. He joined Gibson Robb & Lindh LLP in 2001. Mr. Lovell specializes in maritime, insurance, and sports and recreation law. He routinely handles cases involving maritime and non-maritime personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and sports and recreation law. He has represented a wide variety of entities and individuals, including maritime employers, terminal operators, boatyards, marinas, boat rental facilities, charter boat owners, boat manufacturers, and sports equipment manufacturers. Mr. Lovell also has extensive experience in the areas of insurance fraud, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Lovell has experience handling cases at all levels of litigation including, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal. Mr. Lovell is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in the state of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also handled matters in Nevada.


California State Bar
Association of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco
Maritime Law Association of the United States

Teaching and Lectures

"Discovery Skills for Legal Staff and Young Lawyers in California" Lorman Education Services, June 21, 2007, Co-Presented with Ara Jabagchourian.

"The Doctrine of Primary Assumption of Risk in Maritime Cases", The Pacific Admiralty Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, December 12, 2007.


Co-author, “The Primary Assumption of the Risk Doctrine is Consistent with Maritime Law,” University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal, 28 U.S.F. Mar. L.J. 93 (2015-16)

Educational Background

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2000 - Honors Moot Court
University of California, Davis, B.A., Political Science, 1996
Mr. Lovell enjoys fishing, skiing, waterskiing and cooking in his free time.