Jack Levy

Jack Levy

Partner

Biography

Mr. Levy manages a Construction and Development practice group at Smith Freed Eberhard, emphasizing the representation of developers, contractors, and design professionals in construction disputes.

Mr. Levy has been handling construction disputes since 1993. His experience also includes insurance coverage, business, environmental and real estate law. Mr. Levy conducts trainings on litigation and risk management. He is admitted to practice in Oregon and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association; the Defense Research Institute, the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (various insurance and construction law committees); and the Council on Litigation Management. He received his B.A. in Political Science from New York University and his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law.

Mr. Levy is the author of Multnomah County, Oregon Referee Program for Construction Disputes and is the coordinator of the Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section’s Construction Brown Bag CLE series. He has written and presented on a variety of insurance and construction coverage issues for CE and CLE credit. Mr. Levy is also the editor of Smith Freed Eberhard’s Construction Defect Law Summary.

Representative Cases

  • Recently tried Oregon’s first multi-party, multi-building construction defect case to a very favorable jury verdict.
  • Tried the first condo-conversion jury trial in the state of Oregon with a favorable jury verdict.
  • Expertise in "building envelope" water intrusion claims – roofing, decking, windows, siding - with particular emphasis on exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) and other composite siding materials.
  • Extensive contacts with architectural and engineering experts, and construction means and methods, “standard of care” and estimating experts.

Professional Certification & Accolades

  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Chairman, 2006 Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section
  • Author, Multnomah County, Oregon Referee Program for Construction Dispute
  • Member, Defense Research Institute and Oregon Association of Defense Counsel; various insurance and construction law committee
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • 2009 Trial Gladiator Award from Farmer’s Insurance for outstanding trial results.
  • Member, Council on Litigation Management

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • New York University, B.A., Political Science, 1990
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