Bina Ghanaat


(510) 597-3324

Bina Ghanaat is a versatile litigator with a practice emphasizing toxic tort defense, insurance coverage litigation, and bad faith cases. She represents parties in all phases of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, and trial preparation.

In the toxic tort arena, Bina has been the handling attorney from case intake to resolution for numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from alleged asbestosis, cancer, and mesothelioma.

As part of her insurance practice, Bina has provided coverage advice to carriers, litigated coverage disputes between carriers, and defended bad faith cases.


  • University of California, Berkeley, BA Political Science, 2005, cum laude
  • University of California, Davis, School of Law, JD, 2009
  • UC Davis Law Review, Executive Editor, 2008-­2009


  • Technology and Privacy: The Need for an Appropriate Mode of Analysis in the Debate over the Federal DNA Act, 42 UC Davis L. Rev. 1315 (2009)
  • Ronnie Gipson and Bina Ghanaat, New California Law Requires Locking Mail Receptacle for Each Unit in Residential Hotel, Burnham Brown California Law Update (August 2008)
  • Second Appellate District Holds Auto Insurer Satisfies Contractual Obligations When Elects to Repair Insured’s Vehicle without Insured’s Authorization, but Insurer May Be Liable in Bad Faith if it thereafter Subrogates Against the Liable Party for the Cost of the Unauthorized Repair, Burnham Brown California Collision Insurance Repair Law Update (May 2011)
  • Dean Pollack and Bina Ghanaat, San Francisco Court Closures Likely to Affect Asbestos Cases, Burnham Brown California Asbestos Law Update (August 2011)
  • Dean Pollack and Bina Ghanaat, San Francisco Superior Court Sets Hearing to Rescind Asbestos Litigation General Orders, Burnham Brown California Asbestos Litigation Alert (October 2011)
  • Dean Pollack and Bina Ghanaat, In Blow to Certain Product Manufacturers, California Appellate Court Uses O’Neil Exceptions to Allow Plaintiffs’ Case to Withstand Judgment on the Pleadings, Burnham Brown (May 2012)
  • David Waters, Dean Pollack and Bina Ghanaat, Blow to Certain Product Manufacturers Blunted, Burnham Brown California Asbestos Law Client Alert (May 2012)

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