Jihan Murad Esq.

Jihan Murad is a senior partner at W&D Law. Jihan has over 18 years of experience in construction law and complex civil litigation. 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 disruption litigation involving commercial and residential buildings, high-rise condominiums, universities, bridges, highways and other public works improvement projects. Jihan has worked on some of the largest design and construction defect actions in the nation, including claims exceeding $500 million. 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).

The extensive projects Jihan has been involved in specifically include, but are not limited to:

Millennium Tower, San Francisco, California
Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, California
Aqua Vista, San Diego, California
Fahrenheit Lofts, San Diego, California
1 Mission Condos, San Diego, California
Microsoft Data Center, Confidential Location
Four Seasons Condominiums, Beverly Hills, California
Confidential Commercial Building, Cupertino, California
Transbay Transit Center (now Salesforce Transit Center), San Francisco, California
Gerald Desmond Bridge (now Long Beach International Gateway), Long Beach, California
Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California
San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2, San Diego, California
405 Freeway, Orange County, California
John Wayne Airport, Irvine, California
Sewer Improvement Project, La Puente, California
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona
University of California, Riverside, California
Riverside Community College, Riverside, California
Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix, Arizona
Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego, California
The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, California
Marine Corps Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, Camp Pendleton, California
Niland Gas Turbine Plant, Imperial County, California
Casa Blanca Energy Demonstration Building, Riverside, California

UCLA Westwood Replacement Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Hyatt Place Hotel, Roseville, California
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort, Palm Desert, California

Jihan’s equine background includes over 40 years of multi-discipline horse and riding experience.  She has competed in the hunter, jumper and hunt seat equitation divisions for 38 years, and at the “A” circuit level for over 35 years.  Jihan rode with the legendary Hap Hansen from 1989-2001. 

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).

Chicago-Kent College of Law – Juris Doctor, 2003
California State University, Long Beach – Bachelor of Arts, English, 1997
State Bar of California
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Illinois
United States District Court, Southern District of California
American College of Equine Attorneys
American Society of Equine Appraisers
United States Equestrian Federation
National Conference on Equine Law: Professional Negligence
by Trainers in the Equine Industry (2014, Presenter)
Sales Code of Ethics (2007, Jihan Murad, Published Online by North American
Equine Services)