JEAN HURRICANE

OF COUNSEL

CONTACT

Direct: 415-243-2679

Email: jean@ssllawfirm.com

Jean Hurricane is a trial lawyer with over 20 years experience handling a wide variety of  litigation matters involving real estate and construction matters, insurance coverage, securities, personal injury/product liability, and commercial litigation.

Construction and Real Estate Disputes

Ms. Hurricane represents owners, landlords, tenants, developers, prime contractors, subcontractors, and lenders in matters involving:

  • Unlawful Detainer and lease disputes
  • Insurance recovery
  • Construction defect and SB 800 claims
  • Indemnity claims
  • Delay claims
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Bond claims
  • Foreclosure actions involving HELOC loans

 

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Ms. Hurricane is a frequent speaker on insurance coverage issues and has represented policyholders, insurers, and captive insurers in the following areas:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Directors & Officers
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Reinsurance
  • Business Risk
  • Risk Management Counseling

 

Personal Injury/Product Liability

Ms. Hurricane has handled for both plaintiffs and defendants the following types of personal injury cases:

  • Forklift injuries
  • Welding Rod claims
  • Defective glass bottle claims
  • Automobile

 

Securities’ Litigation

Ms. Hurricane has represented broker dealers and private equity companies in FINRA customer complaints.

 

Education:

Undergraduate School:  University of California, Los Angeles; CA Law School: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

 

Practice Areas:

Landlord/Tenant lease disputes and Unlawful Detainer actions, Real Estate and Construction litigation, Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation, Financial Services litigation, Commercial litigation, Personal Injury and Product Liability.

Representative Matters

  • Represented owners/developers in numerous residential home and condominium developments throughout California.
  • Represented a large national health system on insurance coverage issues including representing them in several multi-million dollar insurance coverage lawsuits with their reinsurers, many of which resulted in substantial settlements for the client.
  • Successfully defended in arbitration a fraudulent inducement case involving a service agreement between a national credit card lender and one of its collections attorneys.
  • Represented the electrical subcontractor in a mechanic’s lien/breach of contract case involving the multi billion dollar Las Vegas CityCenter project.

 

Professional Activities

  • Governance Committee member and Foundation Champion, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), San Francisco Chapter
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association

 

Speaking Engagements

  • What Every Lawyer Should Know About Insurance,” (co-presenter) Bar Association of San Francisco, Arbitration Committee, San Francisco, CA (April 30, 2013)
  • “Be Prepared: Real Estate Related Insurance Claims & Litigation,” (co-presenter) Real Estate Roundtable of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (November 2008)
  • “What Every Real Estate Professional Should Know About Insurance,”
  • (co-presenter) California Real Estate Women (CREW) San Francisco Brown Bag Luncheon Series (July 31, 2008)
  • “What Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage,” State Bar of California Section Education Institute (January 19, 2008)
  • “Update on California Indemnity Law,” (co-presenter) Real Property Law Section of the California State Bar, 26th Annual Retreat (April 29, 2007)
  • Insurance Break-Out Section, (co-leader) Litigation Management in a New York Minute, Network of Trial Law Firms (August 11, 2006)
  • “Overview of Insurance Coverage Issues for Construction Defect Claims and Litigation,” State Bar of California, Winter 2006 Section Education Institute (January 28, 2006)
  • “What Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage,” (co-presenter) State Bar of California, 78th Annual Meeting (September 9, 2005) >   “Bad Faith Hill,” (co-presenter) MCLE Spectacular, Contra Costa Bar Association (November 19, 2004)