JEFFREY E. KARPEL, OF COUNSEL

Jeffrey E. Karpel, Of Counsel, Jeffrey E. Karpel is Of Counsel with the firm, after having practiced law for over fifty years in the private sector as manager and member of his own law firm. Jeffrey heads up the Firm’s Subrogation and Commercial Recovery Practice Group and has represented numerous insurance companies in all subrogation matters including United Services Automobile Association, State Farm, Progressive, Liberty Mutual and Allstate Insurance Company. He has also represented USA Gas, Enterprise Rental, Progressive, Hertz, Avis Rent A Car, Budget, Payless Rental, Zipcar and Ruan Leasing. Jeffrey is well versed in complex subrogation matters relating to product liability, uninsured motorist, property and casualty claims.

Jeffrey also oversees the firm’s Practice Groups for Estate Planning and Personal Injury. He handles all types of Commercial Disputes and Litigation, Real Estate Transactions and Litigation and Business Transaction matters. Jeffrey acts as general counsel for companies of all types.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Disputes and Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Subrogation and Commercial Recovery

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate, 1968, USFV

Membership and Activities:

  • State Bar of California (1968)
  • U.S. District Courts of California, New York, Florida, and Texas
  • Approved Fee Arbitrator California State Bar
  • Approved Fee Arbitrator San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Voluntary mediator for Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member of the crash settlement team VSC for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member Century City Bar Association
  • Member San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Courts
  • Regular lecturer and provider of Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Technology and Deposition Skills for Thomson-Reuters and The Rutter Group
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell®
  • California Super Lawyers for 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Personal:

Jeff is an avid traveler along with his wife, Diane. His hobbies include metal sculpturing, and spending time with his grandchildren.