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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 Spolter has served as a neutral in numerous real estate and landlord-tenant cases. Jerry owns residential rental property and is a commercial office tenant in San Francisco. In the early 1980’s, he served as an arbitrator for cases involving the Oakland Housing Authority.

Representative Mediations

  • Boundary/lot split dispute with survey, title, insurance, and malpractice claims
  • Disputes involving owner-landlord’s condominium conversion/San Francisco Ellis Act/unlawful detainer and tenant’s cross-complaint
  • Governmental entity’s UBC/Disabled Access violations abatement action against major restaurant with compliance and finance workout
  • Liability, damages, and remediation regarding extensive rural land fire
  • Numerous cases involving warranty of habitability, homelessness due to fire and failure to renovate against SRO hotels
  • Numerous rent control ordinance wrongful evictions per alleged pretextual owner move-in and/or retaliation
  • Sisters’ disputes regarding multiple inherited properties and the sales and division of proceeds
  • 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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