Over his 28-year career Jeremy Sugerman has developed a diverse litigation practice that includes commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, insurance coverage, and appellate representation. His transactional practice includes the representation of artists creating work for the public sphere, companies involved in the creation and display of large-scale art and experiences for public events and location, art consultants, and nonprofit institutions. He also advises new companies and individuals looking to protect their intellectual property. Mr. Sugerman has a Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of “AV Preeminent,” and is consistently named to the California Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in California. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
Mr. Sugerman serves as a neutral in alternative dispute resolution in a variety of forums, including private arbitration and mediation and judicial arbitration. After thirteen years as an arbitration panelist for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Attorney-Client Fee Dispute program, in which he often acted as chief arbitrator, Mr. Sugerman is now Chair of BASF’s Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Executive Committee, which oversees the program.
Mr. Sugerman serves on the board of the American Safe Climbing Association, a non-profit organization of climbers dedicated to making the sport of rock climbing safer by replacing unsafe bolts and anchors and educating climbers, land managers, and the public about climbing and anchor safety. He is a past President of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Senior Center, the nation’s oldest non-profit senior center, a multi-purpose human service agency providing services and programs for seniors, their families, and other caregivers. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Black Rock Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting community, interactive art, and civic participation.
Mr. Sugerman attended Vassar College, receiving his A.B. in English in 1984. He attended the Master’s Program in English Literature at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, and received a J.D. with honors from George Washington University’s National Law Center in 1989. He is admitted to practice in the State of California, before the United States District Courts for all of the Districts of California, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Sugerman lives in San Francisco with his wife Zindzi and their two children.