Jeff grew up in Texas with his family, which included two brothers and one sister. At the age of 12, Silicon Valley came calling for his dad, and the whole family has never looked back. For high school, he attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, where he was a scholar athlete, lettering in football, track, and diving. Upon graduation, he went to the University of California, at Santa Barbara where he achieved his BA in Law & Society. After working for a few years as a insurance adjuster, Jeff decided that his true calling in life was to become an attorney. He graduated from Santa Clara University Law School in 2003 and has been practicing law ever since.

During law school, Jeff interned at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for his last two years. After graduating, he took a position as a deputy district attorney in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for 2 years before transferring to the Santa Clara DA’s office in 2006. As a deputy district attorney, Jeff completed over 60 misdemeanor and felony jury trials to verdict.

In 2012, Jeff accepted a position as in house counsel for a major insurance company, where he litigated all types of personal injury cases occurring in automobile collisions, landlord/tenant disputes, homeowners association complaints, trip and fall incidents, construction defects, products liability, and countless other circumstances where people suffered injuries. During his career, he settled over 800 personal injury cases on behalf of insurance companies. Throughout his tenure with at the insurance company, Jeff learned extensively about the inner workings of insurance companies, and how they go about evaluating and settling insurance claims. He also conducted 17 personal injury jury trials to verdict.

Recognizing that he preferred helping people, instead of aninsurance company, Jeff transitioned to join the team at Caputo & Van Der Walde in 2017, to lend his significant insurance experience to assist those that are in need. His experience navigating the complex claims litigation process helps his clients achieve maximum recovery because Jeff knows exactly how insurance companies think and can use that knowledge to secure excellent results.

Jeff lives in San Jose, California with his lovely wife, Shannon and his super cute toddler, Austin. During his free time he enjoys playing with his son, watching college football, and scintillating conversations with his whip smart wife, Shannon.

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