Jacquelyn J. Sugapong has extensive civil defense litigation experience. She has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases involving product liability claims, asbestos litigation, propane gas fires / explosions, and automobile collisions.
Ms. Sugapong has managed cases from inception to resolution, achieving dismissals or cost-efficient early settlements by thoroughly investigating all claims and strategically advancing focused legal analyses. She has also taken trials to verdict. She’s successfully resolved numerous cases in more than 20 states, including those involving catastrophic injuries and property damage exceeding several million dollars.
Ms. Sugapong graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a double major in criminology, law & society, and psychology & social behavior.
Upon graduating, Ms. Sugapong was employed as a paralegal at a non-profit law firm in San Diego, CA, where she assisted the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, in administering criminal and juvenile delinquency appeals and civil appeals in the San Diego, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.
Ms. Sugapong then attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, and earned her JD in May 2003. While in law school, she served as a staff editor for The Urban Lawyer, the quarterly journal of the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government, and published a Case Note, Black v. Commonwealth, 262 Va. 764 (Va. 2001), in the Fall 2002, Volume 34, No. 4 issue. Additionally, she was a founding member of the UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic, an organization that provides free legal services to individuals requiring assistance in obtaining custodial orders to achieve permanency for minor children in Jackson County, Missouri.
Following graduation, Ms. Sugapong was an associate attorney for boutique trial law firms in Kansas City, MO, in the areas of product liability, propane and natural gas litigation, insurance defense, toxic tort, and asbestos litigation. A native of Southern California, Ms. Sugapong returned to Los Angeles and joined Yukevich | Cavanaugh in 2013. She is admitted to practice in California, Missouri, and Kansas.
- University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003)
- University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Science (1999)
- California (2008)
- Missouri (2003)
- Kansas (2004)
- USDC - Central District of California
- Missouri Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- California Bar Association
- National Propane Gas Association
Currie v. Ford Motor Company
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Pasadena Superior Court, Pasadena, CA – March 22, 2017