In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, three amazing daughters, parents, siblings, and nephew, playing basketball and racquetball, playing guitar, and cooking. James also serves as a guest lecturer at his local community college.
James’s career began in the Burbank City Attorney’s office, where he tried a case before a jury on the day after he was sworn into the State Bar of California. Since then, James has achieved successful results for employers in defending a variety of employment litigation claims. His efforts are always geared towards obtaining a favorable resolution for his clients by way of court order, verdict, or settlement. Prior to becoming an attorney, James worked in politics as a field director and political director on presidential and gubernatorial campaigns.
•Author, “So close, yet so far - can of worms opens over settled lawsuit,” California Employment Law Letter (2017)
•Author, “Vroom! Vroom! New driving laws you should know about,” California Employment Law Letter (2017)
•Author, “California court decision shows one-sidedness of recovering attorneys’ fees,” California Employment Law Letter (2016)
•Author, “Rules are rules - technicality saves two business owners from attorneys’ fees under PAGA,” California Employment Law Letter (2016)
•Author, “Court allows firing of police officer on relieved-of-duty status,” California Employment Law Letter (2015)
•Author, “Extension of FEHA Protections Slated for 2015 - What You Need to Know,” Email Alert (2014)
•Seminar Presenter, “2018 California Employment Law Update,” (2018)
•Seminar Presenter, “California Employment Law: Updates & Changes for 2017” (2017)
•Seminar Presenter, “California Employment Law: Updates & Changes for 2016,” (2016)
•Seminar Presenter, “California Employment Law: Updates & Changes for 2015” (2015)
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