John H. Feeney

John H. Feeney

580 California Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087


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Admissions

  • All courts in the State of California
  • Federal District Court for the State of California; Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

Education

  • J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • B.A., Dartmouth College

John H. Feeney

Retired Founding Shareholder / Of Counsel

Having tried more than 40 cases to verdict, Mr. Feeney's practice emphasized professional liability, including legal, medical, insurance agents, architects and engineers, as well as product liability litigation. Over the course of his career, he has successfully litigated a broad spectrum of cases, ranging from class action and multi-district medical device suits to complex business and professional liability matters.

Mr. Feeney recognizes the need for preparation before setting foot in the courtroom. To that end, he makes certain his clients have the opportunity to evaluate and analyze a case and litigation goals before going to trial.  Mr. Feeney strives to provide the necessary information to ensure his cases proceed in a timely manner and concludes in a fashion that fulfill his clients’ needs.

Selected Client Representations

  • Defense verdict for his clients in legal malpractice action. Case arose from a wrongful death action of a lawyer/pilot resulting from an airplane crash in Dunsmuir, California.
  • After a California Supreme Court landmark decision, a defense verdict was obtained during retrial on the legal malpractice claim; recovery for clients included Court-ordered payment of $850,000 in attorney fees.
  • Defense verdict for bicycle helmet manufacturer in a brain injury case brought in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
  • Appellate decision, following trial, in which $400,000 recovery was obtained for corporate director’s breach of fiduciary obligations.

Professional Contributions

Mr. Feeney is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He serves as Discovery Facilitator and Settlement Conference Panelist for the Marin County Superior Court. He is a member of the Marin County Bar Association litigation and probate sections.

Selected Publications

Community Contributions

A volunteer contributor, Mr. Feeney is chair of the City College of San Francisco Paralegal Studies Advisory Board and has been an arbitrator on many occasions through the San Francisco Superior Court Panel of Arbitrators. He also has provided volunteer services for Legal Services for Children and California Lawyers for the Arts. Mr. Feeney now serves on the Board of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

 

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