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Jeffrey Belton

Adjunct Professor
Caruso School of Law


Jeffrey Belton is a practicing attorney and owner of a successful real estate brokerage. His primary practice areas include construction and HOA litigation, real estate, class actions, and appeals. He also has experience in bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Belton has worked as corporate counsel for homeowners' associations and currently serves as appellate counsel for several law firms. He has argued numerous cases before the California Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has participated in hundreds of mediations while representing plaintiffs in mass tort and class action cases in both state and federal court. His cases have generated approximately $75 million in settlements and verdicts. 

Mr. Belton is an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. He received the law school’s Online Professor of the Year Award in 2020. He has taught Honors Appellate Advocacy for the law school and Introduction to U.S. Law for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He has also taught Introduction to U.S. Law, Torts, Property, Practical Litigation, and Law in Practice for Pepperdine's Master of Legal Studies program. Before joining the faculty at Pepperdine, Mr. Belton was selected for admission into the Los Angeles County Bar Association's prestigious program for advanced trial training. He has tried criminal cases to verdict as a prosecutor with the Ventura County District Attorney. He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UCLA and a J.D. from Pepperdine. He is a member of the California and Nevada State Bars and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.