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Barbara Duval Jewell

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Mrs. Jewell’s practice focuses on prevention and resolution of real estate disputes involving construction defects, purchase and sale of homes, construction contracts, leases, easements, trees and views, mechanic’s lien claims and homeowner’s association controversies.  Her clients include sellers and buyers involved in real estate nondisclosure claims, as well as realtors, architects, engineers, contractors, landlords and tenants.  She also advises clients on insurance coverage issues under their homeowners, CGL and professional liability policies.  Mrs. Jewell resides in Benicia with her husband Jim.  She is an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Benicia, serving as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, and having served as Senior Warden and on the Vestry.  She enjoys singing in the choir and working with teens in outreach projects which help the larger community.

LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Contra Costa County Superior Court ADR Panel member
Contra Costa County Bar Association Food From the Bar committee member.  This Committee runs an annual food drive for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano which has raised over $1,000,000 since it began in 1992.
Contra Costa County Bar Association
California State Bar Association
California Women Lawyers
American Bar Association

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS & ACTIVITIES

President, Rotary Club of Danville, 2009-2010.  Club Member since 2003
Director, Discovery Counseling Center of the San Ramon Valley, Inc., 1989-2002.  President, 1993-1994.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Benicia, since 1983.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, Austin, 1969
Juris Doctor, Loyola law School, Los Angeles, 1981

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