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Name: Jeffrey K. Lee
Address: GCA Law Partners LLP
  1891 Landings Drive
  Mountain View, CA 94043

Telephone:(650) 237-7271Fax:(650) 428-3901  
      

Email: jlee@gcalaw.com
Website: www.gcalaw.com

BAR Number:212465

Arbitration
Experience:
Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, CA


Judicial Arbitrator (appointed), April 2007 – present;


Judge Pro Tem (appointed), 2002 – 2006, (reappointment application pending).



SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment:xBusiness:xReal Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Construction: Insurance: Product Liability:x
 Accountings:  
 Other:  Environmental; Intellectual Property
Plaintiff Representation: %Defendant Representation:  %

Education &
Background:


 
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT

Degrees: Joint J.D., cum laude/Master of Studies in Environmental Law, magna cum laude, May 1992.

Academic: Vermont Law Review, Senior Articles Editor and Managing Board Member.



Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Degree: A.B., Biology (minor: Philosophy), May 1987.

Academic: Deans’ Award, May 1987.

Activities: Judicial Board, Counselor; Colgate Journal of Sciences, Editor; Men’s Tennis Team; Faculty Candidate Evaluation Committee.

Arbitration
Approach:


 
I attempt to provide fair and straightforward determination of the merits after allowing the parties to make evidence and oral presentations. The procedure is formal with time limits set in advance (by agreement where possible) to maximize use of available time. Written submissions briefly setting out issues and positions are required prior to arbitral proceedings.
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On March 16, 2005, this Court denied Plaintiff’s ex parte application for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) alleging an unidentified breach of a non-competition provision of an asset purchase agreement by Defendant Nevada Heat Treating, Inc., including its unincorporated California Brazing division. Plaintiff presents the same grounds in broadly seeking a preliminary injunction “restraining and enjoining Defendants [sic] . . . from engaging in heat treating and brazing business in Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties [with any party] and from engaging in the heat treating and brazing business in El Dorado, Placer and Nevada counties” with specified customers. Plaintiff’s Notice of Motion at 1 (emphasis added). Plaintiff’s motion must fail because (1) neither Defendant’s brazing services nor products are covered by the non-competition provision; (2) Plaintiff has faile

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