Denise Jarman

Denise Jarman
Senior Counsel
Sacramento, CA
Telephone: 916-567-0400
FAX: 916-568-0400
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Denise Jarman grew up in a small Oregon town in the Suislaw National Forest. She came to California to attend undergraduate school at the University of California Santa Barbara where she received her BA in French and later attended the Sorbonne. Denise received her JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She is a Candidate for the Chartered Property & Casualty designation. She speaks English, French and Spanish. Denise has litigated bad faith and medical negligence cases for 40 years. She has represented insurers, doctors, healthcare professionals, individuals, small businesses, industry and public entities. Denise has a passion for her work. She has lectured to Judges, underwriters and claims personnel in the insurance industry and to attorneys on various insurance issues. She has authored articles on insurance coverage. She regularly participates in round table discussions on trial advocacy skills. She volunteers with Concerned Legal Professionals of Northern California. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her daughters.

Professional History

  • 04/2022 to Present – Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
  • 2005 to 04/2022 - The Law Office of Denise Jarman, Davis, CA
  • 2003 to 2004 - Matheny, Sears Linkert & Long, Sacramento, CA
  • 2001 to 2002 - Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rowher, LLP, Sacramento, CA
    Of Counsel
  • 1999 to 2000 - State of California, Sacramento, CA
    Deputy Attorney General
  • 1979 - 1999 - Various Associate and Partner positions with private firms, including Hansen Boyd; Weintraub, Genshlea, Hardy, Erich & Brown; and Jones, LaMore, Brazier & Riddle


  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1979
  • BA (French), University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972


  • California, 1979
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 1979
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1979
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1979
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 1979
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1979

Honors and Memberships

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 1986-1989
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Judicial Selection Committee, 1986-1989
  • State Bar of California
  • Yolo County Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

  • Insurance Presentation to the Judges, R. Buccola, C. Farmer & D. Jarman, 2005
  • The Duty to Defend after Montrose, 2006
  • First Party Claims and The Duty to Defend, CAOC Annual Tahoe Conference, 2007

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Traveling