Jennifer A. Becker

Partner

(415) 438-4547

Jennifer Becker is an experienced trial lawyer with 35 years of practice in attorney professional liability and ethics. 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.


Ms. Becker’s practice also includes commercial litigation, and defense of construction defect, personal injury, and other professional liability claims. Ms. Becker is skilled as both a litigator and negotiator.


Ms. Becker 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 served on California State Bar's Committee on Professional Rules and Conduct for a three year term, 2012 – 2015. She chaired the chair Legal Malpractice Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco 2014 – 2019.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Design Professionals Defense & Counseling

  • Lawyers & Judges Defense Group

  • Other Professional Liability

Areas of Expertise

  • Defense and risk management for attorneys, architects and engineers

  • Practical, cost effective, dispute resolution

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley 

       B.A., high honors, English Lit., 1981

  • University of California, Hastings 

       J.D., 1985