Jeffrey Lipow was born in Los Angeles in 1952. After graduating with distinction from California State University San Jose, Mr. Lipow attended Southwestern Law School where he graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1978. While at Southwestern, Jeffrey Lipow was the winner of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law.
Mr. Lipow has attained broad trial experience handling diverse, complex matters. Mr. Lipow has tried numerous employment cases, including race, gender and disability discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment. Mr. Lipow has also tried cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury, insurance coverage and bad faith, and consumer fraud.
In May, 2010 Mr. Lipow obtained $2.1 million dollar verdict for a police officer who was retaliated against by the LAPD for reporting misconduct by a superior (Joaquin v. City of Los Angeles). In January 2010 after obtaining a $250,000 settlement from a co-defendant, Mr. Lipow obtained a $130,000 verdict against an insurance broker for negligence in insuring a boat which sank (Parker v. Wells).
As the lead trial attorney in the firm, Mr. Lipow oversees all litigation matters, ensuring that all cases are vigorously and timely prepared. One of the policies of the Firm is to maximize settlement opportunities to ensure compensation for the Firm's clients. In furtherance of this policy, the Firm pursues discovery aggressively, and presents the strength of this case to both the defense and mediator to maximize the results in settlement negotiations. Recent, confidential settlements include $2,300,000 in a fraud case involving a shareholder's dispute, $1,500,000 in a sexual harassment action against a well-known public figure, and a $1,700,000 settlement in a wrongful death case.
Mr. Lipow is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, the United States Supreme Court, the First, Second and Ninth Circuits of the Federal Courts of Appeal, and all United States District Courts in California.