|University ||Boston College, B.A., International Studies, 1997; Stanford University, M.A., Asian Studies, 1998|
|Law School||University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 2002 Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Editor|
|Admitted||2003, California; 2003, U.S. District Court Northern District of California; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 2003, U.S. District Court Central District of California; 2003, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California; 2003, U.S. District Court Southern District of California|
Professional Associations and Memberships
Consumer Attornerys of California, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member
The Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
National Trial Lawyers, Member
Marin Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
|Born||San Francisco, California, July 25, 1975|
A San Francisco Bay Area native, James Nevin received a bachelor of arts from Boston College (majoring in International Studies), a master of arts in Asian Studies from Stanford University, and a law degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was an editor on the UCLA Law Review.
Mr. Nevin is a partner and trial counsel with the firm. He has been with Brayton Purcell since March 2002. His legal practice focuses on all civil litigation representing plaintiffs, specializing in toxic torts, such as asbestos, and catastrophic injury and death. In 2004, Mr. Nevin attended the ABA/TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy held at the National Judicial College, and in 2007, he returned as a member of the faculty. Mr. Nevin is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars, and other CLE events. In 2010, Mr. Nevin was honored as one of the Forty Under Forty Leading Professionals by the North Bay Business Journal. In 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. In 2011, Mr. Nevin became the youngest member of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). In April 2012, Mr. Nevin was honored to be among the 50 Fast Track Lawyers chosen by The Recorder. In 2012 and again in 2013, Mr. Nevin was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, an honor held only by the top 40 trial attorneys in California under the age of 40. In 2012 and again in 2013, Mr. Nevin was honored by the National Trial Lawyers when he was selected for membership in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California. In 2014, he joined the Board of Directors of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association. His prior legal experience includes work as a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals. Before entering the legal field, Mr. Nevin lived in China, where he studied Mandarin Chinese and taught advanced English and U.S. history and political science.
Mr. Nevin is admitted to practice in California, including the 9th Circuit Court, the California Supreme Court, and all U.S. District Courts in the state. He is a member the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, The Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Trial Lawyers. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association.
He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Client Review and AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, indicating that he has achieved the height of professional excellence. This peer reviewed and client reviewed rank indicates the highest level of skill and integrity in an attorney's practice areas.
In addition to his legal experience as a trial attorney at Brayton Purcell, he also has published articles to his credit including:
Tribute to One San Francisco Juror, Daily Journal, January 18, 2012
Obstacles to Internet Voting: Perceived Problems with Security and Digital Divide Vote Dilution (6 W.Va. J. L. & Tech. 2.1; May 10, 2002)
Mr. Nevin regularly posts to the California Mesothelioma Law Blog.
Mr. Nevin resides in Novato, CA with his wife, Brigit, a former Pesticide Enforcement Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, his sons, Sean and Colin, and his daughters, Shelby and Claire. His interests include spending time with his wife and children, golf, and home remodeling.
Mr. Nevin is a regular supporter of the Novato Charter School (NCS); the North Bay Children's Center (NBCC); and the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF).
Mr. Nevin has devoted his legal career to obtaining justice for American workers and their families who have been victimized by toxic exposures in the work place.
Past Employment Positions
Washington State Court of Appeals, Law clerk
Tribute to One San Francisco Juror , Daily Journal, January 18, 2012
Obstacles to Internet Voting: Perceived Problems with Security and 'Digital Divide' Vote Dilution, 6 W.Va. J. L. & Tech. 2.1, May 10, 2002
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
High School Students Exposed to Deadly Asbestos Fibers
James P. Nevin, May 2, 2014
Two men convicted of exposing high school students to asbestos were sentenced to 24 and 27 months in federal prison. The men were executives of the now-defunct nonprofit Firm Build. The men used the high school students to remove the cancer-causing substance from a renovation project, an action the...
Elk River Chemical Spill Exposes Need for More Regulations
James P. Nevin, March 7, 2014
On January 9, 2014, 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals seeped into the Elk River in Charleston, just 1.5 miles upstream from the region's water treatment plant. Freedom Industries, which owned the plant where the chemicals leaked from, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection....
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