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Hanson Bridgett LLP

Jeffrey M. Chu

Jeffrey M. Chu


Hanson Bridgett LLP
California, U.S.A.

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Jeff advises clients regarding the planning of construction projects, as well as the preparation and negotiation of construction and design professional agreements. He litigates construction claims related to building defects, cost overruns, delays, disruptions, accelerations and other impact claims. His experience includes jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Jeff has extensive experience with major public works in the Bay Area. He has worked on projects including seismic retrofits, transit facilities, wastewater treatment plants, schools, universities and hospitals. 

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


J.D., University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law (1985)
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (1982)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

San Francisco Cable Car Renovation Project.

San Jose Transit Mall.

Santa Rita Jail.

Carmel Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility.

University of California-Irvine Residence Halls.

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant.

San Francisco International Airport.

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice and Public Contracts Sections
  • Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 5 Contract Negotiations, Steering Committee
  • Asian American Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Northern California Super Lawyers (2006-2007, 2009-2012)


"Traps for the Unwary: Hold Harmless Clauses," Construction Law Alert (March 2012)
"Senate Bill 800—Sacramento Establishes Standards For Residential Construction Defects," Construction Law Alert (October 2002)

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