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Jeane Struck

Jeane Struck, Esq.

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Cindy Cravalho
T: 925-975-5738
F: 925-938-6732
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94111

Jeane Struck is a neutral with more than 34 years of litigation experience handling personal injury, professional liability, construction defect, product liability, premises liability, commercial liability, Errors & Omissions claims, defamation, private and public nuisance claims, ADA and habitability matters.  As an attorney she evaluated both the strengths and weaknesses of each case, based on a distinct set of facts, in order to advise insurance carriers of the potential exposure. Jeane learned early in her career that she could be an advocate for her carrier and insured defendant clients, while being respectful and fair to the plaintiff and opposing counsel.

Jeane is a versatile neutral and is adept at handling everything from simple, two party matters, to complex, multi-party cases with unusual damage claims and everything in between. She understands unspoken dynamics and carrier/client relationships and is praised for her ability to quickly develop a rapport with counsel and their clients in order to effectively reach resolution.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Served as a settlement conference judge and arbitrator for the Santa Cruz County Court
  • Served as a settlement conference panelist for the San Francisco and Marin County Courts
  • Arbitrated attorney fee agreements for the Santa Cruz County Bar
  • Arbitrated hundreds of matters involving uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims, and benefits payable under those policies, in addition to third party claims

Representative Matters

Construction Defect

  • Handled design and standard of care claims made against architects, civil engineers, structural engineers and engineering geologists, involving allegations of design negligence, inadequate construction administration or supervision, and reporting requirements
  • Handled numerous construction defect matters involving issues ranging from water intrusion, rust/corrosion, and mold exposure to foundation instability and lack of structural integrity
  • Handled complex multi- party construction defect matters with multi layered insurance issues involving homeowner associations, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, special inspectors and design professionals
  • Matters handled involve defects in a variety of types of structures including commercial, single family residences, sub divisions, wineries, casinos, schools, universities and resorts
  • Represented the manufacturers of the products used in construction including roofing materials, siding and windows
  • Handled contractual issues between the parties in construction defect matters including those related to indemnification, licensing/disgorgement and limitation of liability clauses
  • Represented one of the subcontractors in what is believed to be the first case managed by a special master in coordination with a California court in the mid- 1980s

Personal Injury/Torts

  • Handled personal injury matters with medical diagnoses of meningitis, RSD (complex regional pain syndrome), traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, ruptured breast implant, bilateral ruptured biceps, traumatic amputations, orthopedic injuries, double vision, PTSD, laryngeal trauma, stroke, Bell’s palsy, quadriplegia, paraplegia, cardiac arrest, formaldehyde toxicity and degloving injuries
  • Handled sports and recreational activity cases involving race tracks, swimming pools, ATVs, zip lines, bicyclists and triathletes, resulting in catastrophic injuries to a professional jockey, nationally ranked collegiate diver, and other athletes
  • Handled cases involving national professional and amateur athletic organizations and local chapters, including baseball, soccer, cycling, volleyball, track, tennis and triathlon injuries to participants and spectators, including claims of bodily injury and sexual molestation
  • Handled hundreds of personal injury matters involving uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims
  • Handled wrongful death cases arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, elevator shaft fatalities, rooftop falls and toxic exposures
  • Handled a range of premises liability matters including dog bites, slip and falls, assault and battery, construction site injuries and injuries caused by the service of alcohol to an intoxicated minor
  • Handled product liability claims involving a range of products including condoms, riding helmets, boilers, gym equipment, a retrofitted ambulance and pleasure craft components resulting in injury or death

Professional Liability

  • Handled professional liability claims made against architects, civil engineers, structural engineers and engineering geologists, involving allegations of design negligence, inadequate construction administration or supervision, and reporting requirements
  • Handled claims of broker negligence including failure to disclose, errors in selection of coverages.
  • Handled health care malpractice claims involving physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, chiropractors, pharmacists, optometrists, massage therapists, estheticians and ambulance companies with alleged injuries including stroke, tetanus, medical amputation, Bell’s palsy, ant infestation, double vision and death
  • Handled medical malpractice matters involving emergency room physicians, internists, and prison physicians for alleged failure to diagnose and treat, and nursing error resulting in patient’s death

Landlord/Tenant

  • Resolved a range of claims made against building managers, commercial and residential landlords including habitability, wrongful eviction, and constructive eviction
  • Handled injury and death claims made by tenants/heirs against landlords and property managers

Other Statutory and Common Law Claims

  • Handled claims of elder abuse and premises claims against owners and operators of senior living facilities
  • Handled private and public nuisance claims made pursuant to case law and municipal ordinance
  • ADA compliance cases in state and federal court
  • Represented universities and professors in matters involving claims of defamation based on “recovered memory” studies, denial of tenure, whistleblower, invasion of privacy, and sexual harassment claims
  • Handled claims made against governmental entities ranging from recreational liability to personal injury claims involving transit authorities
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2015
  • Martindale- Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women
  • Martindale- Hubbell AV rated since 1999
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California & Nevada (ADCNC
      • Board of Directors, 1990-1994; 2004-2009
      • Recipient, President’s Award, ADCNC, 2008
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • California Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

ADR Profile

  • Severson & Werson, San Francisco, 2006-2018
      • Member, 2010-2018
  • Certified Litigation Management Professional, CLM/Columbia Law School, 2013
  • Selman Breitman, LLP, Special Counsel, San Francisco, 2002-2006
  • Mac Morris & Carbone (Staff Counsel, Senior Litigator, California State Automobile Association) San Francisco, 1996-2002
  • Grunsky, Ebey Farrar & Howell, Watsonville, CA 1983-1996
      • Shareholder 1989-1996
  • J.D. Santa Clara University, 1983
  • B.A. (Honors in Psychology) University of California, Santa Cruz, 1977

Counsel Comments

    • "She was very effective. Her command of personal injury case value, understanding of recoverable damages, and prior experience with similar cases made a decisive difference in the outcome of the case."

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Practice Areas

  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
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