Irvine, Calif. – January 1, 2018 -- Distinguished business, employment, and insurance law firm, Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been elected to the partnership. Jared de Jong based in Irvine, and Sarah J. Odia based in Las Vegas.
“We are extremely pleased to elevate Jared and Sarah to partner positions,” said founder and managing partner Daniel Fears. “They are both highly skilled attorneys who will continue their strong contributions to the firm and our clients.”
Jared de Jong represents policyholders in insurance disputes and helps clients solve challenging insurance and risk management problems. He counsels clients when purchasing or renewing, tendering claims, and settling third-party lawsuits. Jared also litigates coverage disputes when claims cannot be resolved informally. He currently serves as Chair of the Insurance Section of the Orange County Bar Association. Additionally, Jared is a member of Payne & Fears LLP’s “Technology, Startups and Emerging Growth Companies” Practice Group.
Sarah J. Odia is a commercial litigator and business advisor focused on insurance recovery, general contract claims, employment litigation, and construction defect litigation. She has a proven record of success with insurance claims prior to litigation as well as handling insurance coverage bad-faith claims, declaratory relief actions, multi-carrier allocation and contribution scenarios, and other insurance-related disputes. Sarah has also been successful in defending construction defect claims, enforcing arbitration agreements, and defendant employment claims. Sarah serves as a pro bono attorney for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Children’s Attorney Project and is active member within the Junior League of Las Vegas.