Jon R. Giffen

Jon R. Giffen: Attorney with Kennedy, Archer & Giffen A Professional Corporation
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Jon R. Giffen has practiced law in Monterey County since 1996 after moving from San Francisco, where he specialized in civil defense litigation with the firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley. Mr. Giffen specializes in all aspects of trial practice in the fields of casualty, employment, public entity defense, products liability, business and real estate litigation. Mr. Giffen currently serves on the court-appointed arbitration panels in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Mr. Giffen is a graduate of the University of California at Davis and Santa Clara University Law School. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Monterey County Bar Association and is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Clara Bar Association, the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, the Monterey Defense Research Institute and the Rotary Club of Monterey.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Governmental Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
831-373-7500  Phone
University Attended:
University of California at Davis, B.A., English, 1981
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1989, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1989, California
Monterey County, Santa Clara County and San Francisco County Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Defense Research Institute; Association of Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
San Jose, California, July 2, 1959
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (5 reviews)
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