During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

Special Counsel

Jesse M. Sullivan

Jesse has a wealth of experience assisting clients in a wide variety of litigation areas. For years he has served as a skilled advocate for clients of all sizes, from small local businesses to internationally recognized companies.

Jesse M. Sullivan joined the firm with an extensive background in construction, general liability and insurance litigation gained from years defending a wide range of claims from single plaintiffs to catastrophic mass torts. He has experience in all phases of litigation including initial case evaluation, discovery practice, law and motion, trial preparation and trial.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Sullivan has been responsible for handling general liability and construction defect matters in the firm’s San Francisco office. He has provided the firm’s clients with an aggressive and effective defense in a variety of cases.

Mr. Sullivan attended the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance’s Litigation Management Institute at Columbia Law School, where he was awarded as a Certified Litigation Management Professional. He is also a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California.


  • University of Pacific, J.D., 2002
  • San Francisco State University, 1999


  • California