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University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. cum laude. 1977)
Loyola University School of Law (J.D. 1980)
State Bar of CaliforniaU.S. District Court:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Jack started his legal career working as a law clerk at Chase, Rotchford, Drukker and Bogust in Los Angeles (Law Clerk 1978-1980) while attending law school full-time. He had the good fortune to work with three partners. One of his achievements as a law clerk was writing a successful demurrer in opposition to a class action suit against Santa Anita Race Track.
Jack went to work for Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack (Attorney 1980-1985) after being admitted to the California Bar with primary emphasis in aviation and insurance coverage. Memorable cases included The MGM Grand Fire Litigation in Las Vegas, the Wings West mid-air collision, and assistance with the Twilight Zone and Brainstorm litigation.
Jack was recruited by Wilner, Klein, Siegel & Kehr, where he later became a partner (1985-1990 [Shareholder 1988-1990]), with emphasis in maritime and construction-contract suits. Memorable cases involved defending Jones Act claims and included the explosion at the Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nevada and the Big Rock Mesa landslide in Malibu.
Jack decided to start his family in a developing suburb of Sacramento known as El Dorado Hills, moving there in 1990 from Los Angeles. He accepted employment with CIGNA in Sacramento as the Managing Attorney for CIGNA’s House Counsel in the Central California region (September 1990 – December 31, 1998) until all CIGNA legal offices were closed after the CIGNA property and casualty companies were sold to ACE. In addition to management, case responsibilities involved employment, elder abuse, public entities, and commercial liability.
Jack had the opportunity to take a sabbatical after employment with CIGNA. Boredom soon set in whereupon Jack elected to handle elder abuse and commercial civil litigation matters for Sacramento House Counsel for St. Paul Ins. Co. on a contract basis.
Jack was offered a full-time attorney position at the firm, where he still has the privilege to practice law (January 2000 to present ). While Jack remains interested in personal injury, public entity, and general commercial litigation, in recent years, his practice has emphasized construction defect, indemnity, extra-contractual, and delay damages claims and related contract and insurance coverage issues.
El Dorado Superior Court; ADR Department Certificate of Recognition
State Bar of California
Sacramento County Bar Association
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bar Association