Jeff C. Hsu

Jeff C. Hsu

550 South Hope Street
Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: 213.327.3500
Fax: 213.627.2445


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Primary Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Elder Law

Employment Law

Intellectual Property

Personal Injury

Products Liability

Professional Liability

Real Estate, HOA and Condos

Admissions

  • All State and Federal Courts in the State of California

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

Jeff C. Hsu

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Mr. Hsu is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office for Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney. In that capacity, he practices general civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout California. Mr. Hsu has experience representing clients in civil litigation involving a broad range of subject matters, including all varieties of professional liability, intellectual property, real estate, construction and design defect, personal injury, business and 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.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained complete defense verdict following a trial which lasted over two months in a legal malpractice action where the original complaint alleged claims of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and conversion arising out of eight underlying represented matters.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in a premises liability action where one individual was shot and killed on the defendant's premises. Obtained summary judgment to claims of elder abuse, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty against a national life insurance carrier related to the sales and marketing of fixed index annuities.
  • Demurrer sustained without leave to amend which was upheld on appeal on behalf of a national life insurance carrier in defense of claims of fraud and elder abuse arising out of the sales and marketing of fixed index annuities.
  • Obtained summary judgment to claims of wrongful death and premises liability arising out of a high profile matter involving a foreign international who went missing and was eventually found deceased in a hotel. This matter later served to as inspiration for an acclaimed television series.
  • 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.

Professional and Community Contributions

Mr. Hsu is a member of the California Minority Counsel Program, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. Mr. Hsu is also an active member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation.

Selected Publications

Unpublished Appellate Decisions

  • Rode v. Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Case No. D072178, Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division One, October 16, 2018
  • Wheeler v. Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Case No. B241324, Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Two, February 18, 2014
  • Le v. Crawford, Case No. G046271, Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three, January 31, 2013
  • New Life Agency, Inc. v. Beitler Services, Inc., Case. B224724, Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division One, February 23, 2012

Academic Distinctions

  • Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal – Senior Production Editor

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