The Attorneys of Long & Levit

Ari A. Baruth

Senior Counsel

Ari Baruth defends and counsels architects, engineers, construction managers, owners, and other professionals in the construction industry. Mr. Baruth also...

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Liability Litigation – Attorneys and Architects
  • Construction Litigation – Delay and Defect Claims

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

Robert J. Buccieri

Partner

Rob Buccieri’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation which emphasizes the representation of owners, architects and engineers in design and...

Areas of Expertise

  • Design Professional Litigation and Counseling
  • Professional Liability Defense

Shane M. Cahill

Senior Counsel

Shane Cahill is a senior associate focused on defending lawyers and other professionals, employers and California businesses large and small....

Areas of Expertise

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

Daniel A Edington

Senior Counsel

Daniel Edington is a Senior Counsel at Long & Levit LLP. Daniel assists clients in resolving disputes and achieving their...

Areas of Expertise

  • Architect and Engineer Defense
  • Construction Defect Litigation

Christina D. Edwards

Senior Counsel

Ms. Dondero Edwards is an attorney in the Design Professionals Defense & Counseling Group, representing and counseling architects, engineers and...

Areas of Expertise

  • Construction Defect
  • Electronic Discovery and Technology

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

Bruce N. Furukawa

Partner

Bruce N. Furukawa is a Partner in the Design Professionals Defense & Counseling Group, primarily representing and counseling architects and...

Areas of Expertise

  • Architect and Engineer Defense
  • Construction Defect Litigation

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

Kate G. Kimberlin

Senior Counsel

Kate Kimberlin joined Long & Levit LLP in May 2011. Prior to joining Long & Levit, Ms. Kimberlin was an...

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • General Litigation

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 law firms, architecture and design firms, medical professionals...

Areas of Expertise

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

Verita J. Molyneaux

Senior Counsel

Verita Molyneaux maintains a general commercial litigation practice with specific emphasis on disputes related to business, employment, construction, and intellectual...

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Construction
  • Electronic Discovery and Technology

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

April P. Santos

Associate

Ms. Santos is an associate in the Design Professionals Defense & Counseling Group, representing architects, engineers, and other design professionals...

Areas of Expertise

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

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