Evan Krell is the file production manager for the wildfire litigation team at Berger Kahn’s Irvine office, in charge of review and (where appropriate) redaction of insurance claims files to wildfire victims and to utilities who cause fires. Evan graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and before joining the Berger Kahn team spent 9 years in hotel management positions with worldwide brands like Marriott, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Hyatt hotels. His ability to lead and motivate teams was the addition that the litigation team needed to keep up with the workload brought on by the firm’s largest pending wildfire cases to date (Northbay, Camp, Thomas and Woolsey). It was due to this massive undertaking that his position was created. Despite being new to law, Evan successfully hires, trains, and manages his team.
By way of example, Evan’s successful leadership of the file production team allowed our team to produce over 9,000 claim files in a few months time. This allows the individuals who suffered losses access to their insurance files –enabling them to use the material to make further claim to the utility or Trustee.
In his spare time, Evan enjoys being in the outdoors – hiking, biking, and surfing although, his favorite pastime is fishing.