Jade N. Tran

Jade N. Tran: Attorney with Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Jade Tran has focused her 15 years of litigation practice on toxic tort, asbestos, products liability, premises liability and catastrophic injury matters. She has experience representing a wide array of clients from individuals to multi-national corporations in business disputes and personal injury / wrongful death actions. Jade’s practice also includes habitability, elder abuse, and environmental litigation. Her clients include property management companies, commercial and residential property owners, hotels, trucking companies, and manufacturers. Jade is skilled in all aspects of the litigation process through trial and has successfully practiced in a variety of different areas of law. Jade is admitted to practice in the California state courts and the U.S. District Court - Southern District of California.

Community Activities

Co-chaired annual Signature Chefs Auction for the March of Dimes in 2014, raising over 15% of the total proceeds

Awards & Accomplishments

AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

Completed the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional, 2017

Trial & Appellate Results

Brogren v. Plueger (2007) - Orange County Superior Court. Defense of landlord against claims of personal injury and property damage due to mold exposure in a Laguna Beach home. Plaintiff’s $3 million claim was reduced to an award of $1,800 for rent abatement for inconvenience while leak was repaired.

Ryvkin v. Terry York Motors (2008) - Los Angeles Superior Court. Defense verdict obtained in wrongful death action against claims of negligent vehicle inspection and repair leading to rollover accident.

Gayner v. Allan (2011) - San Diego Superior Court. Defense of landlord against multiple contract and tort claims related to storm damage and exposure to mold and asbestos in a La Jolla home. Defendants prevailed against the majority of Plaintiffs’ claims. The jury awarded a single item of damage for rent abatement for a portion of the 6.5 year tenancy due to the existence of friable asbestos in heating system.

Koudriatseva v. Versailles on the Lake (2012) - Orange County Superior Court. Defense verdict obtained in favor of property owner and manager against claims of water intrusion leading to toxic mold exposure and retaliatory eviction. Plaintiff claimed a host of bodily injuries and an ongoing inability to maintain employment due to same, as well as, the disposal of the entirety of her personal property.

Cooper v. Extraordinary Home Care, Inc. (2015) - Orange County Superior Court. Defense verdict in a wrongful death action brought by the parents of a 33 year old bipolar schizophrenic client against the defendant caregiving company and its caregiver. Client overdosed on her psychiatric medications while in the care of the defendant caregiver.

California Supreme Court Expands Liability of Design Professionals Architect Without Privity of Contract Properly Named in CD Action

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Directors and Officers (D&O) Litigation
  • Environmental
  • General Liability and Casualty
  • Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law
  • Mold and Water Damage
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
949-757-4516  Phone
www.wshblaw.com
University Attended:
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
University of California, Davis, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, California
Memberships:

Memberships

Orange County Women Lawyers Association

Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

Birth Information:
1975
ISLN:
916229144

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.7/5.0
  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/09/15 in Environmental Contamination

    I have worked closely with Jade in a multi-party case for some four years. She is very impressive, calm, and her judgment was excellent.

    I have worked closely with Jade in a multi-party case for some four years. She is very impressive, calm, and her judgment was excellent. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/24/15 in Litigation

    Ms. Tran is the handling attorney managing several complex legal matters. She has always displayed excellent legal skills and the highest ethical standards in her legal practice.

    Ms. Tran is the handling attorney managing several complex legal matters. She has always displayed excellent legal skills and the highest ethical standards in her legal practice. Read less

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Aliso Viejo, California

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