Jesse E. French


Jesse E. French is an Attorney with BD&J’s wrongful death and catastrophic injury team. He specializes in major personal injury litigation, with an emphasis in vehicle collisions, unsafe property, and unsafe products. He has been successful in and out of trial with over eight-figures recovered.

Jesse was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year from 2015-2019. He is one of the 2.5 percent of lawyers in California who were selected for this honor.

Jesse was likewise invited to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the inaugural class of the Trial Academy of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Harry S. Truman Foundation—a highly-selective organization dedicated to promoting public service.

Before joining BD&J, Jesse worked at another well-respected Plaintiff firm, Cheong, Denove, Rowell, and Bennett, where he litigated and co-tried major personal injury and medical negligence cases. He also completed a prestigious fellowship with the American Board of Trial Advocates, which included a placement with the Honorable Daniel Buckley of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Jesse is a graduate of the Trojan Horse Method Trial Workshop and the ABOTA Jack Daniels Trial Academy. He received his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal.

Jesse’s commitment to helping individuals extends outside his work. He volunteers as a UCLA Student Mentor and has served on the Board of the of the Western Center on Law and Poverty. He is active in a variety of organizations, including the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the UCLA Law Alumni Association.


  • Navigating the Maze of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (Advocate 2015)

Representative Results

  • 5.8M, verdict, medical negligence
  • 3.5M, settlement, motor vehicle collision
  • 3.3M, settlement, motor vehicle collision
  • 1.8M, settlement, motor vehicle collision
  • 443,000, verdict, motor vehicle collision
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