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Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • University of California, Irvine (B.A., 2003)

Admissions

  • California

Jared S. Mueller
Associate

Jared Mueller has spent his legal career as a litigator and has earned a reputation over the past decade as a problem solver who focuses on resolving conflicts efficiently.  He understands how litigation can disrupt a business or public entity and works diligently to bring sides together in a way that benefits his clients.

His ability to reach favorable pre-trial resolution is bolstered by his experience in the courtroom.  His career began as second-chair of a groundbreaking jury trial in Federal Court.  The environmental case centered on claims brought by the Humane Society of the United States against a California egg farmer. With millions of dollars at stake, he defended his client against claims brought under CERCLA that attempted to tie ammonia emissions in chicken waste to CERCLA emissions pollution laws.  The federal CERCLA/EPCRA claims were dismissed and a jury verdict on nuisance claims resulted in awards of less than half of pre-trial offer amounts, culminating in a favorable outcome for his client that allowed the family business to continue operating.

Jared has handled numerous cases, many in the field of construction defect litigation, and has represented developers, including large, publicly-traded developers, as well as companies such as Walmart, which he represented in a small claims appeal bench trial.  His background also includes experience clerking for the District Attorney of El Dorado County, California’s Department of Corporations and California’s Commission on State Mandates.

As the father of young children, he spends most of his time outside of work focused on family, but he continues to diligently look for the rare occasion to head up the hill and hit the slopes on his snowboard.

Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • University of California, Irvine (B.A., 2003)

Admissions

  • California