Jennifer Becker is an experienced trial lawyer with 30 years of practice handling professional liability and ethics matters involving attorneys, architects, engineers and accountants. She is Certified as a Legal Malpractice Specialist by the State Bar of California.
She began her career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer focusing on legal malpractice claims. Ms. Becker joined Long & Levit in 1999 where her unique perspective has served to effectively defend attorneys in legal malpractice actions, and provide counsel on their ethical responsibilities. She has also expanded her practice to include the defense of construction defect, personal injury, commercial litigation, and other professional liability claims. Ms. Becker is skilled as both a litigator and negotiator.
Ms. Becker also provides risk management and ethics advice to her attorney and architect clients based on her many years of handling professional liability disputes.
Ms. Becker enjoys speaking and writing about Professional Liability issues. She presents on the topic of risk management and ethics at local bar associations, and has been Editor-In-Chief of the firm’s Professional Liability Update publications since 2001. Ms. Becker was appointed to the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Rules and Conduct for a three year term commencing October 2012. Ms. Becker has been the chair Legal Malpractice Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco since 2014.