Jennifer E. Duggan

Jennifer E. Duggan

Location:
Sacramento, California
Phone:
916-550-5309
Fax:
916-404-5900
Email:

Ms. Duggan graduated in 1992 with a B.A. from the University of California at Davis. While at the University of Oregon School of Law, Jennifer served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and was awarded the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Scholarship. She graduated with an emphasis in Business Law In 1996.

Jennifer's legal practice focuses on business, employment, probate and real estate litigation. She also provides general preventative advice to assist clients in avoiding litigation. In recent years, Jennifer has worked on a number of cases involving unfair business practices and trade secrets. Throughout her career Jennifer has represented a variety of private and public entity clients in a broad range of litigation matters in both state and federal courts; particularly in the areas of employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, civil rights and governmental tort Iiability. Jennifer also practices in the areas of general negligence/personal injury work, auto liability, wrongful death, and ADA public accommodation and disability access law. She has successfully argued before both the Third District Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. From 2004 to 2013, Jennifer served as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she taught Civil Pretrial Litigation commencing in 2015. Jennifer began teaching The Business of Lawyering at UC Davis School of Law. Jennifer has participated extensively as a moderator and panelist in a number of MCLE presentations, Including CEB seminars. Since 2001, Jennifer has served as an arbitrator and private mediator.

Jennifer is the past president of the Barristers' Club of Sacramento. She served as an advisory board member for the University of Oregon Center for Law end Entrepreneurship from 1997 until 2004. Jennifer also served on Sacramento's No Glass Ceiling Task Force and was a founding member of the Westlake Charter School.

In addition, Jennifer has expertise in the area of commercial real estate leasing. She provides her clients detailed attention to commercial property lessors and lessees. Given Jennifer’s litigation background, she believes that the best way to avoid disputes in the future is to carefully negotiate and draft the documents necessary for the deal on the front end.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation - Employer
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • ADA Access Litigation
  • Probate, Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Private Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Business Law Certificate
    • Honors: Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Scholarship, 1996
    • Honors: Editor- in-Chief, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 1995 to 1996
  • University of California at Davis
    • B.A. - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Barristers' Club of Sacramento, President, 2005
  • Defense Research Institute, Past Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Northern California Association of Defense Counsel
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Labor & Employment Law Section, Diversity Hiring & Retention Committee, Board Member, 2011 - 2015
  • University of Oregon Law and Entrepreneurship Center, Advisory Board, 1996 - 2004
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento

Past Employment Positions

  • Porter Scott, A Professional Corporation, 1996 - 2011
  • Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP, 2012 - 2013
  • Duggan Law Corporation, 2013 - Present