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Jean A. Dalmore Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
Senior Partner
213-623-6336 fax
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994


  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California (J.D., 1994)
  • California State University, Los Angeles, California (B.S., 1991)

Jean A. Dalmore

Jean A. Dalmore is a Senior Partner, Co-Chair of the Construction Law practice group and member of the Professional Liability practice group of Murchison & Cumming, LLP. Ms. Dalmore focuses her practice in the area of construction litigation, including breach of contract, construction defect and construction site accident, representing developers, general contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers in all fields of construction, and in the area of professional liability, representing insurance and real estate agents and brokers, accountants, design professionals, and other professionals in malpractice actions. She also has extensive expertise in the areas of general liability and business torts. Ms. Dalmore is well experienced in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, mediation, arbitration, and trial having spent her entire career as a trial lawyer at Murchison & Cumming. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Dalmore is active in the USLAW Network and previously served in leadership of the organization's construction practice group, including serving as Chair. She has also served Co-Chair of the organization's Construction Program during various Spring Client Conferences.

Ms. Dalmore is also a member of, and active in, The Defense Research Institute (DRI) Construction Group.

Ms. Dalmore is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D.), and California State University, Los Angeles (B.A. Business Administration).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • ABOTA Inns of Court - Judge William Rea Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute, Vice Chair - Construction Defect Committee
  • Associated General Contractors of California

Published Works

  • Co-Author, “Moving from the Minors to the Majors: Catastrophic Failures,” For The Defense, August 2011

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "Lightning Round: USLAW's Practice Group 5-Minute Drill," USLAW NETWORK Worldwide Virtual Retreat, October 2020 
  • "Indemnity Agreements in Construction Contracts: When is a promise really binding?" USLAW Network/Murchison & Cumming, LLP 2013 CLE Program & Summer Beach Bash, June 25, 2013, Santa Monica, CA
  • "Ten-Minute Construction Law Drill: Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs and Owner Controlled Insurance Programs," Associated General Contractors of America Annual Convention, March 6-9, 2013, Palm Springs, CA
  • "Coping with Climate Change: How to Deal with the Many Legal and Market Restrictions on Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Endorsements, and Other Questions about Traditional Risk Allocation," 2013 AGC Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference, February 4-6, 2013, Naples, FL
  • “Five Minute Drill: California Construction Law Case Update,” USLAW Network Spring Client Conference, March 31 - April 2, 2011, Phoenix, AZ
  • Co-Chair, Construction Law Track, USLAW Network Spring Client Conference, April 15 - 17, 2010, Miami, FL
  • Panelist, “Handling Construction Defect Claims,” Southern California Claims Managers Meeting, December 10, 2009