The Attorneys of Long & Levit

Sydney E. Allen

Associate

Sydney Allen joined Long & Levit LLP in November 2017. Ms. Allen’s practice focuses on the defense of lawyers, judges...

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense of lawyers, judges and employers

Jennifer A. Becker

Partner

Jennifer Becker is an experienced trial lawyer with 30 years of practice handling professional liability and ethics matters involving attorneys,...

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense and risk management for attorneys, architects and engineers
  • Practical, cost effective, dispute resolution

Shane M. Cahill

Partner

Shane Cahill has a depth of experience defending and representing employers involved in disputes and litigation with their employees. In...

Areas of Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Professional liability defense
  • Jury trial and binding arbitration experience
  • Appeals

Kathleen M. Ewins

Partner

For over twenty-five years, Kathleen has defended lawyers and law firms in actions throughout California for legal malpractice, malicious prosecution,...

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense of lawyers and judges
  • Complex commercial and business disputes
  • Jury trials and Arbitrations
  • Wrongful Termination Litigation

Graham M. Helm

Associate

Graham Helm’s practice focuses on the defense of employers, businesses, lawyers and other professionals. Prior to joining Long & Levit,...

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense of employers, businesses, lawyers and other professionals

John Hook (1930 - 2016)

Partner

John Hook was the firm’s most senior partner, respected by all in the legal community. He had extensive trial experience...

Areas of Expertise

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Issues

Jessica Rudin MacGregor

Partner

Jessica is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in the representation of legal professionals. She counsels attorneys and law firms...

Areas of Expertise

  • Representation of lawyers
  • Ethics
  • Law practice management

Andrew M Massara

Associate

Andrew Massara joined Long & Levit LLP in July of 2013. Prior to joining Long & Levit, Mr. Massara served...

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional liability defense
  • Employment
  • Construction

David S. McMonigle

Partner

David McMonigle defends and counsels California attorneys, law firms, and other professional service providers. Mr. McMonigle’s experience representing lawyers includes...

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional liability defense - Law firms/other professionals
  • Commission on Judicial Performance
  • State Bar Matters

Joseph P. McMonigle

Partner

Joe McMonigle is honored by membership in the four leading invitation-only trial lawyer organizations. He is a Fellow in the...

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense of lawyers and judges
  • Complex commercial and business disputes
  • Jury trials and Arbitrations

Douglas J. Melton

Partner

Douglas Melton defends and counsels California employers with a special focus on professional service providers such as law firms, architecture/design...

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment litigation and counseling
  • Law firms/architecture firms/other professionals
  • Professional liability defense
  • Jury trials and binding arbitrations

Glen R. Olson

Partner

Glen is an experienced professional liability defense litigator. In his better than 30 years of law practice, he has defended...

Areas of Expertise

  • Law firms/other professionals
  • Professional liability defense
  • Jury and court trials

Jonathan R. Rizzardi

Senior Counsel

Jonathan Rizzardi joined Long & Levit in 2011 after practicing with a large, national firm for several years. His practice...

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense of Attorneys
  • Defense of Design Professionals
  • Defense of Real Estate and Insurance Professionals

Steven Sharafian

Partner

Steven Sharafian counsels and provides risk management services to architects, engineers and landscape architects. He also prepares, analyzes and negotiates...

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk management counseling for design professionals
  • Analyzing design professional agreements
  • Preparing design professional industry documents
  • Standard of care
  • Indemnification obligations
  • Loss prevention and risk management

John B. Sullivan

Partner

John Sullivan is an experienced litigator with jury trial experience, emphasizing the defense of lawyers and design professionals. He received...

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Liability Defense (Attorneys)
  • Professional Liability Defense (Architects)
  • Commercial Litigation

Jennifer W. Suzuki

Partner

Jennifer Suzuki specializes in corporate, partnership, and business law. Her practice includes the formation, merger, acquisition, and dissolution of business...

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporations, Partnerships, LLPs and LLCs
  • Ownership Transition and Reorganizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Fee Collection Strategies, including Mechanic’s and Design Professional’s Liens

Nicola M. Till

Associate

Nicola Till joined Long & Levit LLP in April of 2018. Prior to joining Long & Levit, Ms. Till practiced...

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense of lawyers and other professionals, employers, and businesses

Jeanette E. Traverso

Partner

Jeanette Traverso represents lawyers in professional liability litigation. In the last decade, Ms. Traverso has also developed a niche practice...

Areas of Expertise

  • Lawyer professional liability defense
  • Outdoor advertising litigation and counseling
  • Mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings, trials, and appeals