Jihan Murad is a Partner at W&D Law. Jihan’s practice includes the representation of architects, engineers and other design professionals in a wide array of high exposure actions that include catastrophic personal injury, defective design, delay and cost overrun litigation involving residences, schools, high-rise condominiums, highways and public works improvement projects. Jihan has been successful in obtaining summary judgment as well as securing dismissals for clients facing multi-million dollar claims.
Additionally, Jihan has extensive experience representing other construction professional trades including grading, framing, window, roofing, sheet metal, waterproofing, stucco, pipeline, flooring, HVAC, electrical and landscaping.
Jihan’s area of practice also includes veterinary professional liability defense, equine related litigation (trainer/ breeder liability, professional negligence, contract disputes, liens, fraud and administrative actions) and equine related transactions (equine leases, sales, boarding/training agreements, breeding transactions, syndication agreements, employment related issues and facility use agreements).
Jihan’s equine background includes 36 years of multidiscipline horse and riding experience. She has competed in the hunter, jumper and hunt seat equitation divisions for 32 years, and at the “A” circuit level for over 29 years.
Jihan is also a Certified Equine Appraiser. She completed the American Society of Equine Appraisers Principles of Valuation as well as Advanced Principles of Valuation examinations, satisfying AQB (Appraisal Qualification Board) criteria. The AQB establishes minimum qualification criteria for personal property appraisers.
Jihan has competed in many divisions up to the Grand Prix (1.5M) level. In addition to numerous championships in many divisions (including professional divisions), she has competed at the prestigious Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show, and the National Horse Show.
Jihan qualified for the national medal finals four years in a row and finished fifth in the competitive USET Medal West Coast Finals (now USEF Talent Search).
Jihan rode with the legendary Hap Hansen from 1989-2001. Jihan currently rides at Westwood Show Jumping Stables in Olivenhain, California and competes with her Belgian Warmblood in the Amateur-Owner jumper division.