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A veteran of “big law” for over 20 years – including more than 10 years as a partner in the prestigious firms O’Melveny & Myers LLP and, later, Howrey LLP – Jeffrey Judd earned a stellar reputation for leading teams that successfully resolved major disputes for some of the largest businesses in the world.  Jeff formed Judd Law Group to combine the experience, judgment and quality of a big firm with the service, cost, and personal attention of a boutique. We are achieve cost-effective, high-quality results and provide extraordinary personal service through:

·  careful planning and budgeting,

·  regular communication about goals and results,

·  effective use of technology,

·  strategic, selective use of alternative dispute resolution procedures, and

·  demonstrating at every stage the commitment and ability to take any case to trial and win.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 45%
    27 years, 250 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    27 years, 125 cases
  3. Arbitration: 15%
    26 years, 70 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    26 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($450-605/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dakin Neville Ferris

    I endorse this lawyer. Top quality in all respects!


    Dakin Ferris Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • George Cooper Rudolph

    I highly endorse Jeff. He is highly effective and extremely caring of his clients.


    George Rudolph Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

222 Sutter St Ste 600
San Francisco, CA, 94108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJudd Law Group2010 - Present
PartnerO'Melveny & Myers LLP1989 - 2008
Law Clerk to Assoc. Justice Marcus KaufmanCalifornia Supreme Court1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsMember2010 - Present
California Real Property Law SectionManaging Editor, Vice Chair1995 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Int’l Union of Operating Engineers Loc. #68 Welfare Fund v. Merck & Co., IncCertification defeated on appeal to the NJ Supreme Court
In re New Jersey Vioxx LitigationNegotiated settlement
California Vioxx Coordinated Class Action casesDefeated certification.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The RecorderGreenhouse Gas Guidelines2009
Law360The Meteorology Of Environmental Impact Review2009
SF/LA Daily JournalWal-Mart Case Highlights Importance of Tackling Emissions Issues Early2009
Hastings Law Journal Vol. 39, No. 483The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing: Examining Employees’ Good Faith Duties1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLN/AJ.D.1988
Harvard UnivPsychology & Social RelationsA.B.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarThe Growing Importance of MetaData Preservation in e-Discovery2009
WebinarVapor Intrusion: Liabilities and Litigation Trends2009
WebinarClimate Change and Environmental Impact Statements2009
e-Discovery “Hot Issues” ConferenceSpoliation and Sanctions2007
Annual MeetingHoward, et al. v. Ford Motor Company in Light of Amendments to California’s Unfair Competition Law2005