James Glenn Bohm

James Glenn Bohm: Attorney with Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP AV stamp icon


Bar Standing

Mr. Bohm is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Court (Central and Southern Districts of California) and to the United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit).

Area of Practice

Mr. Bohm enjoys extensive experience in both insurance law and business litigation and has represented Fortune 500 companies in various complex business litigation involving claims related to the acquisition of companies, contract disputes, and wrongful termination claims. He has represented numerous companies in coverage and insurance bad faith disputes. Additional areas of focus include substantial trial experience in business related matters.

Trial Experience

Mr. Bohm possesses a broad range of extensive trial experience in major cases. Some examples of Mr. Bohm's verdicts and awards obtained on behalf of his clients have included:

Obtained a $2 million award for a Fortune 500 client following an extensive jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court where claims of over $12 million were brought against that client relating to the divestiture of one of its subsidiaries.

Successfully defended a real estate agent alleged to have breached her fiduciary duties to her client by purchasing her client's prospective property and obtaining a secret profit therefrom. No resulting liability attached to the agent.

Obtained a fraud verdict against a publicly traded leasing company in favor of a major wholesale food distributor, in claims relating to the leasing company's contract and selling practices. This was the first successful lawsuit in over 200 similar cases wherein a verdict against the leasing company was obtained. The leasing company was represented by one of the nation's top law firms and spent over $5 million in attorney's fees.

Successfully defended a company that was alleged to be a joint venture partner with a debtor company, in an action brought by the debtor company's creditor, resulting in no liability to the client.

Obtained a jury verdict in excess of $300,000 for a property owner client whose property sustained water damage from an adjoining landowner.

Obtained a complete defense verdict after a six week jury trial wherein our client, the president of an automobile manufacturing company, was accused of fraud, conversion and securities violations by an investor in and creditor of his company. Plaintiffs sought over $12 million in damages and were represented by a nationally known trial lawyer (who was a lead prosecutor in the government's case against Ken Lay and Jeffery Skilling of 'Enron' fame). It was reported that this attorney had never previously "lost a case". Plaintiffs spent millions of dollars in prosecuting the matter and had up to seven lawyers representing them at trial. Our client had only one lawyer defending the case: James G. Bohm.


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1987

Honors: Recipient, West Publishing Company's Award

Honors: Highest Scholastic Average, 1984-85

Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards

Law Review: Pepperdine Law Review, California Survey Editor, 1986 - 1987

University of California, Los Angeles, California

B.A. - 1984

Published Works

"California Supreme Court Survey, September 1985-1986," 13 Pepperdine Law Review 861, 1101, 1986

Co-Editor and Co-Author, "Petroleum Marketing Practices Act Update" (1989-90)

"Prosecuting Your Business Tort Claims: A Defense Perspective," 2003


Speaker, "Extricating Your Company From the Deathgrip Lease" and "Selecting and Monitoring Outside Counsel," ICN Conference on High Technology Procurement, 2001

Moderator, "Jury Selection, Opening Statement and Closing Argument," "Trying The Business Punitive Damages Case," Association of Business Trial Lawyers 30th Annual Seminar, 2003

Moderator, "When Things Go Wrong," Association of Business Trial Lawyers 33rd Annual Conference, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

Orange County Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, 1996 - 2003

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Board of Governors

Orange County Chapter, 2001 - Present

Orange County Bar Association, Member

State Bar of California, Member

State Bar of California, Resolutions Committee

State Bar of California, Section on Civil Procedure, Section Head

Frontera Investments, Inc., General Counsel, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, LLP (now Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Administrative Partner

Pro Bono Activities

Elected to the 2004 Presidential Elector College

Commissioner, Orange County Sheriff's Advisory Council, 2005 - Present

Board of Visitors, Pepperdine University, School of Law, 2008 - Present

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Insurance Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Construction Defects
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
657-335-4146  Phone
(714) 384-6500  Phone
(714) 384-6501  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987, California, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - Wire transfers and Checks (personal and cashiers)

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Costa Mesa, California

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