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Apart from a brief detour to UCLA as an undergraduate, Jake has lived nearly his entire life in San Diego. He currently calls North Park home and enjoys the boutique coffeehouses, unique restaurants, and craft breweries that neighborhood has to offer. He is an avid sports fan, as a supporter of the UCLA Bruins, the Padres, and Everton FC (the other team in Liverpool). He enjoys running, hiking, playing guitar and producing music, and playing indoor soccer on weeknights. His literal claim to fame is a Jeopardy! championship in 2012.
Jake joined Gupta Evans and Associates after spending two years with Dinsmore & Schol. At his prior firm, he gained extensive experience in real estate and business litigation, including breach of warranty and products litigation. Prior to that, Jake practiced at a large national law firm in intellectual property and commercial litigation.
Jake has experience in real estate, commercial, intellectual property, trade secrets and trade dress, environmental, government contractor, and employment litigation. One of his big wins involved winning a summary judgment in a federal breach of warranty case in favor of a large automotive manufacturer. He has also achieved successful resolutions involving commercial lease disputes and breach of contract disputes. His intellectual interests also include the emerging body of law on privacy and cannabis.
Jake graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010 and graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2014. In law school, Jake was a Lead Articles Editor for the San Diego Law Review and served as a judicial extern for Judge Janis Sammartino of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Back to the Futile: California Court of Appeal Expands Breadth of “Futility Exception” to Prerequisites to Mandamus Claims in Land Use Cases
A recent land use decision of the California Court of Appeal has eased one of the many burdens experienced by developers seeking to challenge a public entity’s permit denial. In an opinion by Judge Tangeman, the Second Appellate District reinforced the strength of the “futility exception” to the legal prerequisites in mandamus actions. In Felkay […]
You’re a seasoned litigator and an aggrieved, hardworking contractor comes into your office (or your Zoom room). His recent proposal to the City, which was prepared with painstaking detail and offered the lowest bearable price, was rejected—unfairly, the contractor says. Instead, the City awarded the contract to the contractor’s bitter rival, Dewey/Cheatham, who appears to […]
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