Jeffrey B. CereghinoPartner
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Jeffrey B. Cereghino is a Partner at Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski, LLP, located in San Francisco, California. His practice area primarily focuses upon complex litigation and class actions. He represents consumers in class action matters as well as property owners in complex construction and product liability actions.
He has been or is a class counsel on Blangeras v. Stimson Lumber Company (exterior siding), King County Superior Court, Washington; Trinity Properties v. Central Sprinkler Company (fire sprinklers), United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; The Sutterfield Owners Association v. Tyco International (fire sprinklers), San Francisco Superior Court, California; Weiner v. Shake Company of California (roofing tiles), Contra Costa County Superior Court, California; Whitley, et al. v. Perfection Corporations, et al. (hot water heaters), United States District Court, Western District of Missouri; Sun v. Mexalit, SA (roofing tiles), Los Angeles County Superior Court, California; Vega v. Mallory (rent overcharges), Sacramento County Superior Court, California; Shah v. Recon (roofing tiles), Contra Costa County Superior Court, California; In Re Elevator Litigation (anti-trust), United States District Court, Southern District of New York; Wallace v. Monier Company (roofing tiles), Placer County Superior Court, California; Ruyack v. Del Webb (soil and foundations), Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona; Garner v. State Farm (underpayment of claims), United States District Court, Northern District of California; Ward v. Ipex, Inc. (water pipes), United States District Court, Central District of California; Fliss v. Ipex, Inc. (water pipes), United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Lyle J. Muenzenberger, et al. v. North Salinas Partners, LLC, et al, (product liability), Monterey County Superior Court, Milligan v Toyota Motors Co, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Californa He is presently class counsel for the administration of the Forestex Siding claims program which provides recovery for thousands of property owners in seven states.
Previously associated as Partner, Merrill, Nomura & Molineux, LLP and Principal, Berding & Weil, LLP, Mr. Cereghino has been practicing law since 1982, and has settled or tried over 100 complex multi-family construction, class action, single family home and/or product defect cases, resulting in a recovery in excess of $345 million.
Mr. Cereghino has been retained on several occasions as counsel to Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) to represent the interests of BOMA members in nationwide building product defect claims. Mr. Cereghino has been a frequent lecturer to various real estate industry groups, including common interest development organizations, BOMA, real estate organizations, and state and local health officials involved in Atoxic mold@ issues. He has spoken at the National Multi-Housing Council on mold and mold related issues. He is admitted to numerous Federal District Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and multiple state courts.