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Three M&C Senior Partners Named 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 21, 2021

Jean A. Dalmore, Murchison & Cumming’s newest Senior Partner, joins colleagues Friedrich W. Seitz and Guy R. Gruppie as 2021 Southern California Super Lawyer honorees in the annual vote of peers and area judiciary conducted by Thomson Reuters.

Ms. Dalmore is the co-chair of the Construction Law practice group. She 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, design professionals, manufacturers 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. 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.

Mr. Seitz chairs the Wildland Fire Litigation and the International Law practice groups and co-chairs the Product Liability, and Business Litigation practice groups. He served as Managing Partner of the firm from 1986 to 2007 and has been recognized by Super Lawyers 17 times. He focuses his practice on domestic and international product liability, aviation, catastrophic injuries and business litigation and is a specialist in defending Wildland Fire cases representing public utility companies. Achieving the rank of Advocate with the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), Mr. Seitz has tried more than 100 jury trials , most involving product liability matters. He holds the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.

Mr. Gruppie, one of California’s go-to defense trial attorneys, has now been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the 13th consecutive year. He specializes in the defense of complex, high-stakes and high-profile litigation. His clients include national and major regional and local businesses, entertainment/media companies, celebrities, professional athletes and other high net-worth individuals. Mr. Gruppie is a sought-after speaker/lecturer on trial and tort trends often by national and local media for comments, expertise and quotes regarding various civil litigation issues including in the past year, insurance, immunity, and tort reform issues pertaining the Covid-19 Crisis and related legislation. Mr. Gruppie is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has taught Civil Procedure at Southwestern Law School, and currently serves as a mediator with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have been chosen by their peers and through independent research of Law & Politics. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Only the top 5% of attorneys in each state or region are honored as Super Lawyers.