Jonathan Rizzardi joined Long & Levit in 2011 after practicing with a large, national firm for several years. His practice focuses on the counseling and defense of real estate professionals, judges and lawyers, and design professionals. He has also handled a wide variety of commercial litigation matters and frequently advises clients regarding business formation, risk exposure, insurance, and litigation avoidance.

Jonathan is licensed to practice in California and Arizona and has trial and appellate experience in California State and Federal Courts, as well as binding arbitration. He has been recognized as a “Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star” in the area of professional liability. Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco and obtained his law degree from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State...More

Jonathan Rizzardi joined Long & Levit in 2011 after practicing with a large, national firm for several years. His practice focuses on the counseling and defense of real estate professionals, judges and lawyers, and design professionals. He has also handled a wide variety of commercial litigation matters and frequently advises clients regarding business formation, risk exposure, insurance, and litigation avoidance.

Jonathan is licensed to practice in California and Arizona and has trial and appellate experience in California State and Federal Courts, as well as binding arbitration. He has been recognized as a “Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star” in the area of professional liability. Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco and obtained his law degree from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. At Moritz he was a Distinguished Merit Scholar and Managing Editor of the Journal on Dispute Resolution.
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Professional Profile

Academics, Admissions & Professional Recognition

Academics

  • University of San Francisco, B.A. English Literature/Philosophy
  • Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.

Admissions

  • Member of the California Bar (2006)
  • Member of the Arizona Bar (2014)

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in the field of Professional Liability by California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012 & 2013.

Professional & Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member of the American Bar Association
Publications
  • “Long Awaited Brinkler Decision A Relief for Employers”
  • “Case Review: Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. v. Superior Court (2011) 202 Cal.App.4th 24″
Representative Matters

Recent Accomplishments

  • Favorable settlement at mediation of professional negligence claim against insurance agent client.
  • Summary judgment granted in favor of real estate agent/broker client on claim of failure to disclose property defects
  • Favorable resolution of FINRA claim against securities agent client at pre-arbitration mediation.
  • Special focus on law firms, architecture and design firms

Areas of Expertise

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

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