- All the Courts in the State of California
- J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
- B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
Jeff C. Hsu
Mr. Hsu practices general civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout California. Mr. Hsu represents clients in civil litigation involving a broad range of subject matters, including professional liability, intellectual property, real estate, construction and design defect, breach of contract, personal injury, commercial disputes, and employment litigation. He has also successfully handled a number of appeals at the state level. Prior to joining Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, Mr. Hsu was an associate with the defense firm of Hosp Gilbert Bergsten & Phillips.
While in law school, Mr. Hsu served as an intern with the California Office of the Attorney General under Bill Lockyer, in the Criminal Writs, Appeals, and Trials Division. There, Mr. Hsu gained considerable exposure to appellate advocacy, as well as insight into the many intricacies of the litigation process.
- Negotiated pre-trial settlement of design and construction defect claim on behalf of paving subcontractor, who was alleged to have struck underground utility lines during grading phase of roadway improvement project.
Selected Client Representations
- Obtained summary judgment for defendant in a premises liability action where one individual was shot and killed and two of the plaintiffs injured on the defendant’s premises. Plaintiff claimed Defendant failed to provide adequate security to prevent the assault and shooting. Successfully argued that any alleged negligence did not cause damage to the plaintiffs as the random act of violence was unforeseeable under the circumstances.
- Successfully defended a cross-complaint in a construction defect and breach of contract matter at arbitration. Complainant was owed unpaid money from work performed for the developer. After Complainant filed suit to recover the debt, Defendant counterclaimed for construction defect and breach of contract alleging that Complainant deliberately overcharged for time and materials and caused undue delay which resulted in lost profits. Mr. Hsu successfully argued that all of the fees and costs charged by cross-complainant were reasonable and necessary and that there was no delay. They were awarded nothing on their counterclaim.
Mr. Hsu is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, State Bar of California and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.