Jerry Spolter, Esq.

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Professional Liability
Since 1980 Jerry has served as a neutral in numerous elder abuse and professional liability cases including legal, dental, medical, therapist, and accountancy malpractice.

Representative Mediations

  • Accounting malpractice regarding soured business transaction and alleged love triangle
  • Dental malpractice regarding root canals, sealant paste toxics, and maxillary sinus perforations
  • Emergency physician's battery, sexual assault by physician at pre-employment examination and psychiatrist's alleged failure to prevent foreseeable suicide
  • Legal malpractice regarding living trust, sale of stock, elder financial abuse, and California Business & Professions Code §17200
  • Malpractice claim against psychotherapist alleging conversion of teenage patient to slave status
  • Medical malpractice involving claims of delayed cancer diagnosis, birth defects and medical product defect

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized as a "Top Master," Daily Journal Top California Neutrals List, 2013
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, ADR Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2015
  • Best Individual Mediator, Hall of Fame, The Recorder, 2012
  • Named #1 Mediator, survey of Bay Area attorneys, The Recorder, 2009-2012
  • Named a Top California Neutral, Daily Journal, 2004-2011
  • NorCal Super Lawyer, 2005-2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mediation Award, The Mediation Society, 2002
  • Mediator of the Year Award, San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association, 2000
  • Mediator of the Year, American Arbitration Association, 1989
  • Bar Memberships and Affiliations: U.S. Supreme Court; Supreme Court of California; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; Maritime Law Association (1981-2004), National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) (1992-2002); American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Background and Education

  • Managing Partner, Spolter, McDonald & Mannion, San Francisco, CA, 1975-2005
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1974
  • FAA Commercial Pilots License, 1972; NAUI Scuba Certificate 1975
  • Major, USMCR, Plt. Cmdr., Co.Cmdr., Aerial Observer, Viet Nam, 1968-1970
  • Defense Language Institute (Vietnamese), 1968
  • Language: Spanish
  • B.A., Political Science, San Jose State University, 1967


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