|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2013|
|Panelist of the Year||San Diego Lawyer Referral and Information Service||2004|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award||San Diego Trial Lawyers Association||1989|
|Partner||Stennett & Casino||2003 - Present|
|Partner||Stennett & Stennett||1987 - 2003|
|Associate||Schall & Stennett||1977 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1977 - Present|
|San Diego Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|Sullivan v Deutsche Bank, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122500 (SD CAL.)||Judgement for Plaintiff against UNUM Insurance|
|Watts v. MetLife, 2011 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 44805||Court awarded client back disability benefits, attorney's fees and entitlement to future benefits|
|Brettelle v Life Insurance Co of N.A. 691 F. Supp2d 1249||Court ruled that death was accidental dispite the voluntary use of alcohol. Judgement for Brettelle.|
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|American Jurisprudence Proof Of Facts, 3d Series, Vol 9,pg.307||The Psychological Effects Of Physical Disfigurement||1990|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Linfield Coll||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Paralegal Course - guest speaker||Insurance Law||2000|
|Paralegal Course-guest speaker||Product Liability||1998|
Posted by Marie
I talked to a few different attorneys before I retained Jack Stennett for an ERISA Long Term Disability case. I selected Jack because he was well respected, an expert in this area, and he seemed like he really cared and understood what a difficult time this is for a person. For any attorney, this is their job, but for us going through it, this is our life. He understood that, which I greatly appreciated. He was very responsive to calls and emails, as well.
Prior to meeting Jack, I was leaning toward another attorney that tried to talk me into a quick settlement. He said he thought I had a good case but there was nothing special about my case (no media attention, etc.) so he would not take it to court. He even said that if I filed in court and lost, the judge would make me pay the insurance company's legal costs. I felt so vulnerable, I believed everything I was told. Jack was candid and honest and clarified any misinformation I had. It was so refreshing to talk to someone who was laying out the facts and not trying to manipulate me into what would benefit him. Jack used the court system as it was meant to be used (something that previous attorney was not willing to do) and helped me understand each step of the process. I could not be happier that I went with Jack! It took some time, patience and trust in Jack, but my eventual settlement was over triple the amount the previous attorney told me I can expect. So I would wholeheartedly recommend Jack Stennett to anyone needing representation in this area of the law.
Posted by MichaelD
Mr. Stennett was recommended to me by the San Diego Bar Association as an expert in LTD and ERISA claims. I contacted him and after speaking with him I soon discovered that he was extremely helpful and knowledgable and had exactly the knowledge base and experience I needed.
As a result of his advice and direction my LTD/ERISA claim appeal went through and me and my wife are very grateful to Mr. Stennett and his office staff for all of their help.
Overall Rating A+++, 100%
Debra Butler, Employee benefits Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I gladly endorse Mr. Stennett, a long-time colleague. His experience, sensibility and perseverance make him an exceptional employee benefits, ERISA, and insurance lawyer. His careful eye, knowledge of the law, passion to help those who need it most and his personal drive to "right the wrong," while doing so in a gentlemanly manner, make him an excellent litigator.