Janet L. Everson

Janet L. Everson

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087


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Admissions

  • All Federal and State courts of the State of California
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • L.L.M. in Taxation, Golden Gate University
  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • B.A., San Diego State University

Academic Achievements

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Community Property
  • Cali Award for Excellence in Trusts
  • Witkins Award for Excellence in Trusts

 

Janet L. Everson

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Janet Everson is a civil litigation attorney with a practice emphasizing professional liability defense for accountants and lawyers, and general business litigation. Ms. Everson is recognized by the California State Bar as a Certified Specialist in legal malpractice law. Ms. Everson counsels individual lawyers and accountants, law firms, accounting firms and small to mid-sized businesses. Ms. Everson routinely deals directly with the federal and state tax authorities correcting late elections, reducing or eliminating penalties or otherwise mitigating damages before litigation is commenced.

Prior to joining Murphy Pearson Bradley Feeney, Ms. Everson served as an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law as the law school’s assistant coach for its 2000-2001 Mock Trial Team.

Published Articles

IRS Trust Fund Recovery Penalty - Are Your Clients At Risk? Published by the Defense Research Institute in January 2012.

Authored Falling on the Sword – How to Protect Your Client and Yourself, published by the Defense Research Institute, December 2010

Authored The Doctrine of Quasi-Judicial Immunity – Extending Beyond the Bench, published by the Defense Research Institute on May 26, 2010 and Quasi-Judicial Immunity: Promoting Impartiality Without Sacrificing Accountability in the San Francisco Daily Journal on August 11, 2010

Authored The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate – What Every Taxpayer Needs To Know, published by the Defense Research Institute in December 2009

Speaking Engagements

Ethical Issues and Avoiding Malpractice - Presented to East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers, October 2015

Notable Legal Issues - Co-presented to attorneys and CPA clients, June 2014

How to Protect Your Firm This Tax Season - The ACA and More - Co-presented to attorneys and CPA clients, January 2014

Malpractice Avoidance - at Golden Gate University, October 2013

Defending Legal Malpractice Cases Based on Excess and Unpaid Judgments - at ALADN in Las Vegas with Jeffrey McCarron of Swartz Campbell LLC, October 2013

The Applicable Standards for Preparation of Tax Returns - Co-presented to attorneys and CPA clients, March 2013

The Estate Planning Team - Co-presented to attorney and CPA clients, March 2013

Recent Trends in Risk Management for the International Tax Practitioner - Co-presented at CalCPA SF Chapter International Taxation Committee, January 2013

How to Avoid a Malpractice Claim - Featured speaker at the Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley, November 2012

How to Avoid a Malpractice Claim - Featured speaker at the North Bay Society of Enrolled Agents, October, 2012

How to Avoid a Malpractice Claim - Featured speaker at the East Bay Society of Enrolled Agents, August 2012

How to Avoid a Malpractice Claim - Featured speaker at the Alameda County Estate Planning Council, May 2012

Tax Damages & Defenses - Co-presented to attorneys and CPA clients, April 2012

Form 706 Tax Training - Co-presented to attorneys and CPA clients, January 2012

Five Ways to Avoid a Legal Malpractice Claim - Featured speaker at the DRI Young Lawyers convention in Las Vegas, June 2009

Selected Presentations

  • Recent Trends in Miscellaneous Professional Liability Claims – Co-presented with Kimberly A. Shields, Internal Insurance Client Presentation, New York, May 2017

Professional Affiliations

Alameda County Bar Association

California State Bar Association

Association of Professional Women at MPBF - Founder

Women Lawyers of Alameda County

East Bay Tax Club

Western States Bar Association

Professional Liability Defense Federation

Defense Research Institute - Vice Chair of Accountants Specialized Litigation Group

Awards and Honors

Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2010 - 2012

SF Magazine - Top Attorneys - Northern California Outstanding Young Lawyers 2010 - 2011

LA Daily Journal - Next Law Firm Leaders 2011


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