Jill Battilega Rowe


Jill Rowe has extensive experience representing high-net-worth individuals and companies in a variety of industries, including nationally recognized real estate brokerage and investment firms, a leading pharmaceutical distributor, award-winning wineries, and the country's largest petroleum pipeline owner. Always well prepared, Jill resolves disputes from a position of strength and is driven by a commitment to finding creative and cost-effective solutions to all of her clients' legal challenges.


Representative Matters

  • Serving as lead attorney in high-stakes trust litigation to recover assets transferred in breach of trust
  • Restored title and ownership of real property to client following family dispute
  • Successfully defended real estate broker in arbitration alleging breach of fiduciary duty
  • Resolved financial dispute between restaurant operator and investor
  • Favorably resolved contract dispute between homeowner and general contractor
  • Achieved full exoneration of commercial real estate broker clients accused of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. After a four-day arbitration hearing, the arbitrator awarded the clients a reimbursement of their attorney's fees and costs
  • Won defense judgement, after court trial, in favor of restaurant accused of breach of contract and interference with economic advantage
  • Favorably resolved lawsuit that accused attorneys of breaching their fiduciary duties
  • Convinced trial court to dismiss breach of contract and negligence claims against pipeline owner, and successfully defended the dismissal on appeal
  • Attained a complete defense award in favor of a telecommunications client accused of violating telecommunications and privacy laws
  • Obtained full recovery of all amounts due to financial institutions following borrower's breach of factoring agreement
  • Won defense judgement in favor of real estate private equity firm sued for interference with contract
  • Won quiet title action and $1 million judgment in favor of defrauded commercial real estate owner
  • Won motion to dismiss litigation against a real estate broker client accused of fraud and breach of contract in commercial leasing transaction
  • Obtained complete dismissal of shareholder lawsuit against public company client accused of inadequate shareholder distributions
  • Obtained prompt and favorable settlement of unlawful detainer lawsuit on behalf of commercial landlord whose Silicon Valley tenant had engaged in unlawful subletting
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit on behalf of technology client sued by former partner for alleged breach of separation contract
  • Won arbitration of breach of contract claim on behalf of real estate broker, including full recovery of all damages and attorneys' fees
  • Won bench trial and defended client's assets against claim of putative marriage by former girlfriend
  • Won complete defense judgment for bulk liquids terminal accused of environmental contamination
  • Obtained large recovery for pension fund client on securities lending claim against national bank
  • Obtained large settlement for investor against securities brokerage firm
  • Won complete dismissal of fraud claim against real estate broker after having plaintiff declared a vexatious litigant in both state and federal courts, and successfully defended the dismissal in both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court




  • J.D. with honors University of Washington School of Law 1998
  • B.A. Political Science summa cum laude University of San Diego 1990

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers, California, 2014 – 2021
  • Volunteer Legal Services Program, Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award, Housing Negotiation Project


Pro Bono

  • Represented San Francisco tenants facing eviction


  • Trustee, San Francisco Law Library
  • Commissioner and past president, San Francisco Elections Commission