Jason E. Fellner

Jason E. Fellner

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087


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Admissions

  • All Courts of the State of California
  • All United States District Courts in the State of California
  • All Courts in the State of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

Education

  • J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, with a minor in History, University of California, San Diego
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa

Academic Distinctions

  • Staff Member, University of San Francisco Journal of Law and Social Challenges
  • Legal Extern to the Honorable Robert L. Dondero, San Francisco Superior Court
  • CALI Award in International Business Transactions
  • CALI Award in Securities Regulation
  • Co-Chair of California Water Law Symposium
  • Arthur C. Zief Scholarship Recipient

Jason E. Fellner

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Mr. Fellner is a trial lawyer who represents individual and corporate clients throughout California with a focus in professional liability defense, insurance, and civil litigation. Mr. Fellner has successfully represented clients in all phases of dispute resolution from pre-litigation mediation and arbitration all the way through trial. He also serves as general counsel to companies throughout California. A hallmark of his practice, Mr. Fellner works collaboratively with his clients in providing them with recommendations on how best to address the legal, financial, and the emotional aspects of each case. He is recognized by the California State Bar as a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He speaks regularly and often to lawyers on legal ethics and routinely represents parties in attorney fee dispute matters.

Prior to joining Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, Mr. Fellner clerked as a legal research attorney for the Honorable Peter J. Busch in the San Francisco Superior Court's Law & Motion Department. Since 2013, Mr. Fellner, who is an American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A.) Trial College Fellow, has been selected every year as a Northern California Super Lawyer.

Professional Contributions

Mr. Fellner served as a Commissioner of the City of Millbrae's Parks & Recreation Commission and has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the San Francisco Juvenile Dependency Court system. He has served as a committee member of the Northern California Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and a committee member of the Bar Association of San Francisco Legal Ethics Committee. Mr. Fellner currently sits as an attorney referral panelist for the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) and previously served on the Legal Ethics Editorial Advisory Board for Law360.com. Mr. Fellner is an active member of The Guardsmen, a San Francisco non-profit organization, and has served as the organization's General Counsel. Since 2017, Mr. Fellner has also served as a faculty teacher at the Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Published Appellate Decisions

  • Flake v. Neumiller & Beardslee, et al., (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 223 – Motion for Summary Judgment based on statute of limitations upheld on appeal in defense of action against law firm client.
  • Trapp v. Naiman, (2013) 218 Cal.App.4th 113 – Anti-SLAPP motion upheld on appeal in defense of action against law firm client.

Selected Presentations

  • Opening Statements, Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop for the Fall 2018 Quarter, October 22, 2018
  • Tolling Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations - The Uncertainty of "Continuous Representation", co-Presented with Geoffrey T. Macbride and Mark B. Abelson at the California Lawyers Association Real Property Section's 37th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA - April 22, 2018
  • Top Ten Ethical Blunders Made By Attorneys and How to Avoid Them, Bar Association of San Francisco, November 15, 2017
  • Avoiding Malpractice Claims – A Primer for Both New and Seasoned Attorneys, co-presented with Caitlin T. DiMaggio, San Mateo County Bar Association, October 27, 2017
  • Smart Utilization of Demonstratives at Trial, co-presented with Caitlin T. DiMaggio, MPBF, San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2017
  • Avoiding Malpractice Claims - A Primer for Both New and Seasoned Attorneys, co-presented with Caitlin T. DiMaggio, Private Law Firm Presentation in San Mateo, CA, October 20, 2017
  • Tolling Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations – The Uncertainty of "Continuous Representation", co-Presented with Geoffrey T. Macbride, Bar Association of San Francisco, October 12, 2017
  • Depositions, Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop for the Fall 2017 Quarter, October 7, 2017
  • Because You Asked... Hotline FAQs, co-presented with Arthur J. Harris and Mandy L. Jeffcoach, Lawyers Mutual, July 2017
  • Malpractice and Ethics - What I Wish I Knew, Co-Presented with Barbara Engler of Arch Insurance, Alameda County Bar Association, Oakland, CA, May 4, 2017
  • Avoiding Malpractice Claims – A Primer for Both New and Seasoned Attorneys, San Mateo County Bar Association, San Mateo, CA, February 9, 2017
  • Next Generation of LPL Leaders, American Bar Association National Legal Malpractice Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 28, 2016
  • Avoiding Malpractice Claims, Bar Association of San Francisco, March 15, 2016
  • Avoiding Malpractice Claims – A Primer for Both New and Seasoned Attorneys, Santa Clara County Bar Association, November 4, 2015
  • Avoiding Malpractice Claims – A Primer for Young Lawyers, San Mateo County Bar Association, November 20, 2014.
  • Mitigation Potential Legal Malpractice Claims, Co-Presented with Peter Weber and Lemme Insurance, City Club San Francisco, April 23, 2014
  • Ethical Issues in Family Law, San Mateo County Bar Association, January 24, 2014.
  • Reducing Legal Malpractice Exposure with Effective Engagement Agreements, San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section, October 11, 2013.
  • Ethical Guidelines for Maintaining a Successful Practice, by Jason E. Fellner and Timothy J. Halloran, presented in December 2010.

Selected Publications

State Bar of California
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

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