Jennifer A. Kung Gelini
Jennifer A. Kung Gelini

Jennifer A. Kung Gelini

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Jennifer A. Kung Gelini is the managing partner and active litigator. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, and received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Since admission to the California State Bar in 1993, Jennifer has zealously advocated for her clients in such complex matters as catastrophic trucking and motor vehicle accidents, landlord tenant disputes, construction site accidents, business disputes, wrongful death, premises liability, slip and falls, municipality defense, and construction defect, to name just a few areas.

She has tried several jury trials to verdict, arbitrated many binding arbitrations to award, and mediated countless cases. She is well versed in third party and first party cases.

Jennifer's philosophy in handling claims of any size or complexity is to accurately evaluate the claim as quickly as possible and determine the most efficient course of action to achieve resolution. Her open door policy allows for the free exchange of information between herself and clients to maximize all avenues for evaluation.

Jennifer's diverse background opens up wide avenues of thoughts and ideas, as well as perspectives, and permits creativity to flow into the more rational, well-reasoned and logical world of litigation. Her love of storytelling truly lends itself to excelling in a courtroom.

Jennifer practices in all 58 counties in California as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Central Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

When not working, Jennifer enjoys traveling with her husband, hiking, reading and movies. Her favorite activities are cooking and spending time with her family.

Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Defense

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner, President, Shareholder and Director

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Past Positions

  • Carbone Smith Koyama, Attorney III, 2012 to 2019
  • Cholakian & Associates, Senior Counsel, 2008 to 2012
  • Bradley Curley Asiano, Associate Attorney, 2007 to 2008
  • Bennett, Samuelsen, Reynolds & Allard, A Professional Corporation, Associate Attorney, 2003 to 2007
  • Law Offices of Gordon G. Fraser, Associate Attorney, 1999 to 2003
  • Law Offices of Alfred L. Rinaldo, Jr., Associate Attorney, 1997 to 1999
  • Law Offices of Farley S. Tolpen, Associate Attorney, 1995 to 1997
  • Law Offices of Steven Kropp, Associate Attorney, 1995 to 1995
  • Toothman & Pagano, Associate Attorney, 1993 to 1994


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1993
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 05/1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Association Defense Counsel of No. California & Nevada, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Southern California, Member