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Jerry Spolter

Jerry Spolter, Esq.

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Darcy English
T: 415-774-2635
F: 415-982-5287
Two Embarcadero Center , Suite 1500 , San Francisco , CA 94111
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
  • 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)
  • 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

Counsel Comments

    Recognized as "Top Master," Daily Journal Top California Neutrals List, 2013

    Best Individual Mediator, Hall of Fame, The Recorder, 2012

    "Once a case is assigned out of my court to Jerry Spolter, I never hear of it again."-Alameda Superior Court Judge

    “Jerry Spolter is forceful, driven and successful.  He can get to the heart of the matter, and get the parties to settle before the end of the day.”  -Partner at San Francisco Law Firm

    “Jerry Spolter is always very efficient in settling cases. I like his style, sense of humor, ability to get along with everyone and make them feel invested in the process and his rate of success.” – Named Partner at National Law Firm

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