James, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment groups, has nearly 20 years of experience litigating a variety of business and employment matters in California and Nevada. His practice focuses on representing individual and corporate clients in cases involving trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, employment issues, shareholder disputes and other complex business matters. James also counsels and represents charter schools in a variety of matters. In addition, James serves as the Firm’s Ethics/Loss Prevention Counsel.
With significant courtroom experience, James works with clients to ensure that their objectives are identified early on and that a litigation strategy is pursued towards obtaining the client’s goals in a cost-effective and efficient manner. His courtroom successes include:
In addition to his trial work, James also presents employment-law seminars throughout the year and writes for the Firm’s Employment, Intellectual Property and Trade Secret Blogs. Prior to law school, James traveled twice to newly-independent Ukraine to teach English, including a position at the Institute of National Economy in Ternopil. James enjoys running and cooking in his spare time.
J.D., with great distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1997
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1992
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State Bar of California, Litigation Section
Sacramento County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2019 – General Litigation, Business Litigation, Litigation Intellectual Property
Northern California Super Lawyers, 2016-2019