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Jeffrey S. Hurst

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After graduating from law school, Mr. Hurst spent three years in the litigation department of a small law firm in Beverly Hills. When he left that firm, he was the head of this department. After leaving that firm, Mr. Hurst continued his litigation practice with several other firms. He tried several jury and non-jury cases, including a large personal injury case which involved both wrongful death and serious physical injuries. His practice also involved defending construction defect cases.

Mr. Hurst joined Monteleone & McCrory in 1996. He has participated in construction defect litigation, extra work claims against public entities, bid protests, differing site conditions, delay claims, inefficiency claims, and payment bond litigation. Mr. Hurst also has extensive experience handling prevailing wage as well as wage and hour claims.

Mr. Hurst is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution having participated in hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Hurst’s current focus on construction litigation is borne partly from his prior construction experience and partly from his past construction litigation practice. Mr. Hurst handles all aspects of construction projects from contract negotiations, resolution of course of construction disputes, through final close-out and litigation when necessary. Mr. Hurst has handled cases ranging mechanic’s liens on single family housing to claims on multimillion dollar public works projects with cross-claims of tens of millions of dollars.

Mr. Hurst has attained a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (the highest possible) and has been recognized as a leader in his field by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and America’s Most Honored Professionals, among other peer-voted recognitions.

Mr. Hurst comes from a family of attorneys. His father and two sisters are practiced law in San Diego. He also has practical experience in the construction field, having supported himself through law school by working in the construction industry. Mr. Hurst received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1985, where he graduated eligible for honors (3.9 GPA). He received his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988.


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  • Construction Defects

  • Construction Litigation


  • University of California,
    Los Angeles, (J.D., 1988)

  • University of California,
    San Diego (B.A., 1985)

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