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Jean L. Bertrand

Jean L. Bertrand

Of Counsel

WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.


Jean Bertrand is an experienced litigator in the Firm’s San Francisco office. She focuses her practice primarily on commercial litigation, real estate litigation and toxic torts, drawing on her substantial trial and appellate experience to help her clients achieve successful outcomes. Her over 40 years of experience includes dozens of jury trials, several arbitrations, and multiple appellate arguments. As an archrival once said, “Jean knows her way around a courtroom.”

Ms. Bertrand’s enviable record of wins ranges from commercial real estate cases to defenses of asbestos product liability cases to prosecuting insurance coverage cases. Her peers have recognized her experience and deep bench of knowledge by naming her to leadership positions in the State Bar of California, Commercial Real Estate Women and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Ms. Bertrand has been recognized by Super Lawyers from 2017-2020, and has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list from 2017-present.

Professional Activities

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Former Regent
  • Commercial Real Estate Women – San Francisco, Former Board of Directors Member
  • State Bar of California, Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (2009-2011)
  • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, Past Chair
  • State Bar of California, Committee on Administration of Justice, Past Chair
  • State Bar of California, Committee on Rules and Procedures of Court, Past Chair

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Michigan

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