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Jody Struck
Haapala, Thompson & Abern
1939 Harrison  Street, Suite 800
Oakland, California  94612

Tel:  (510) 763-2324
Fax: (510) 273-8534

Email:  jstruck@htalaw.com

Jody Struck is a partner with the firm and was admitted to practice in 1985. During law school, she interned for Superior Court Judge Stuart Pollak, now on the Court of Appeal.  Ms. Struck was selected to teach Moot Court, and coached students on writing briefs and presenting oral argument.  Ms. Struck also spent a summer studying International and Comparative Law in London, England, through the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Following law school, Ms. Struck worked for an AV-rated civil litigation firm in San Francisco.  She joined the firm in 1998.  She has defended her clients in a wide variety of actions, including breach of warranty, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims against Ford Motor Company, wrongful eviction and habitability actions against the San Francisco Housing Authority, medical malpractice claims against Highland Hospital, inverse condemnation and subsidence suits against the City of Oakland and the City of Vallejo, as well as personal injury, landlord/tenant, and other claims against individuals, corporations and public entities.  Her practice also includes the representation of insurers regarding claims for uninsured motorist benefits.  Ms. Struck has successfully resolved cases through dispositive motions, mediation, binding arbitration, trials, and appeals.

Ms. Struck has been an instructor in the Association of Defense Counsel’s Basic Training Series.

Admissions:
State Bar of California (1985)

Education
University of California, Santa Barbara, with honors (1979)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1985)
Also attended Georg August Universität in Göttingen, Germany