Jeremy Cloyd

Jeremy Cloyd

Jeremy Cloyd is a Partner at Altair Law in San Francisco. He focuses on injury cases that have impacted his clients’ life, work, or happiness. 

Mr. Cloyd has extensive trial experience having obtained successful trial verdicts in both state and federal court. He prepares all cases for trial, which has resulted in numerous, favorable, pre-trial settlements. Mr. Cloyd has experience representing victims of construction site negligence, medical malpractice, police misconduct, government claims, dangerous property, on-the-job injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, gas explosions, auto accidents, dog bites, dangerous property, wrongful death and amputations.

In 2011, Mr. Cloyd was named a finalist for the Trial Lawyer of the Year award by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association for his work as co-trial counsel in the case of Travis v. Bison Builders, Inc., which resulted in the largest injury verdict in Marin County history.  He was a finalist again in 2015 as co-trial counsel in the case of Le Moullac v. Daylight Foods, Inc. a disputed liability case involving the tragic death of a San Francisco bicyclist. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2009 – an honor given to no more than 2.5% of California lawyers.

Articles written by this author:

Limiting a defendant to a single new trial motion

California courts attempt to limit new trial motions to prevent interminable trials from clogging the courtrooms

Jeremy Cloyd

2011 July


Sanctions – To ask or not to ask: That is the question

The award of sanctions has often seemed arbitrary. Two recent decisions should help put the uncertainty to rest

Andje Medina
Jeremy Cloyd

2012 June


My dog ate your evidence: Shifting the burden of proof in premises-liability cases

A burden shift may occur if there has been a misuse of the defendant’s superior control over evidence

Jeremy Cloyd

2012 July


Bad parenting does not always equal tort liability

California law may limit parental liability for harms their children cause

Jeremy Cloyd

2013 July


“Fair” warning: How to traverse a products-liability pitfall

A case of failure-to-warn: Corbo v. Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company

Jeremy Cloyd
William Veen

2013 November


Walk like it’s safe

“They were not paying attention.” Using CACI 411 and a pedestrian’s reasonable expectation of safety

Jeremy Cloyd

2014 July



Anatomy of a scaffolding case

Liability often focuses on witnesses to prove why the scaffolding failed

Jeremy Cloyd

2016 July


Section 998 update

Six notable recent cases clarify the law surrounding offers to compromise

Jeremy Cloyd

2019 June