Jamil W. Shaaban

Jamil (“Jay”) Shaaban is an associate in the Berger Kahn South Orange County office. Jay focuses his practice on insurance coverage and litigation.

Jay graduated from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2020. In addition to his J.D., Jay also received his MBA from Chapman’s Argyros School of Business and Economics.

While attending Chapman Law, Jay served as a student ambassador and President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Competition team. He received awards for numerous ADR competitions, both domestic and abroad, which ignited his interest in mediation and negotiation.

Jay joined Berger Kahn as a law clerk before becoming an associate in 2021. Jay frequently advises clients with respect to insurance claims handling, including advice regarding duty to defend, duty to settle, and other aspects of coverage and good faith and fair dealing.

Jay’s publications have been featured in leading insurance news sources, including:

“Avoiding Bad Faith Damages: How to Handle Short-Fuse Policy Limit Settlement Demands”
Carrier Management — January 11, 2022

“Viewpoint: New Year’s Resolutions For Handling Short-Fuse Settlement Demands”
Claims Journal — January 3, 2022

“Your Uber is here: Which auto insurance goes along for the ride?”
Westlaw Today & Thomson Reuters — July 23, 2021

In addition to his background in law, Jay also has extensive experience in the real estate industry. Jay is also an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He loves sports and has raced motocross since he was a child.

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law (J.D.), 2020
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Competition Team, President
Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics (M.B.A.), 2019
California State University, Northridge (B.S., Business Law), 2015
  • Pre-law Association
Berger Kahn Associates Volunteer at The Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County’s (CRF-OC) Mock Trial Tournament
CRF-OC – November 20, 2022

Berger Kahn Wins the Spirit Award at the 10th Annual Associate Board Brew Fest at the MET
Berger Kahn’s South OC Office attended the 10th Annual Associate Board Brew Fest at the MET this past Friday, June 17.

Berger Kahn Participates in OCBF Project Youth’s “Brewfest” Fundraiser
On Friday, October 8, 2021, Erin Ezra, David Ezra, Jamie Rice, Walker Macon, Jay Shaaban, Nandita Nayyar, and Hannah Hong attended Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation’s 9th Annual Associate Board Brewfest fundraiser.

Berger Kahn Fundraises to Support Local At-Risk Youth
The OC Marathon is back! That means that Berger Kahn will participate in Project Youth’s fundraising project for this year’s event on Saturday, November 6.

Berger Kahn Speaks at UCI Phi Alpha Delta Meeting
On Wednesday, May 5, Partner Erin Ezra, Paralegal Hannah Hong, and Associates Andrew Wyatt, Jamie Rice, Nan Nayyar, Jay Shaaban, and Walker Macon participated in a speaking engagement hosted by UCI’s Phi Alpha Delta chapter.

Jay Shaaban Speaks to Palmdale High School AVID Students
On Wednesday, April 14, associate Jay Shaaban spoke at his alma mater Palmdale High School for AVID—a college prep program which he participated in throughout his high school career.

Associate Jay Shaaban Coaches Chapman Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team
On January 29 and 30, 2021, Associate Jay Shaaban helped coach the Chapman Law Alternative Dispute Resolution competition team in Tulane Law School’s annual Professional Football Negotiation Competition.

Jay Shaaban Coaches Chapman ADR Team at International Mediation Competition
On the weekends of October 30-November 1 and November 7-8, 2020, Jay Shaaban helped coach three Chapman Fowler School of Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution teams at the International Mediation Singapore (IMSG) competition, held virtually this year.

Berger Kahn Participates in OCBF Project Youth’s OC Marathon Fundraiser
Berger Kahn is once again fundraising for the Orange County Bar Foundation Project Youth OC Marathon event.

Berger Kahn Volunteers at the National Representation in Media ADR Competition
On Sunday, March 1, 2020, Shareholder David Ezra, Partner Erin Ezra, and Law Clerk Jay Shaaban volunteered as judges for the National Representation in Media mediation competition place at Chapman Law School.

Jay Shaaban Participates in Tulane Law School’s Professional Football Negotiation Competition
On January 24 and 25, 2020, Law Clerk Jay Shaaban participated in Tulane Law School’s annual Professional Football Negotiation Competition in New Orleans.