Attorney Profile:

James P. Nevin, Jr.

James P. Nevin, Jr.: Attorney with Brayton Purcell, LLP

Biography

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, and 2012, he was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Nevin has been selected as a Super Lawyer.

In 2011, Mr. Nevin became the youngest member in the history 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, 2013, and again in 2014, 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, 2013, 2014, and again in 2015, 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. In Both 2014 and 2015, Mr. Nevin was recognized as one of San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers by Legal Leaders magazine. His prior legal experience includes work as a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals.

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 workplace. He is admitted to practice in the state of California, the state of Washington, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the United States District Courts in California and Washington state. He is a member the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Nevin's legal career was highlighted in the August 2015 issue of Plaintiff Magazine.

Mr. Nevin is currently the President of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association 's Board of Directors, and serves as a Board Member of the Novato Charter School Foundation.

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)

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 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) and the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF).
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Classes/Seminars

•Harris Martin
•Perrin

Honors and Awards

•40 Under 40 Leading Professionals - North Bay Business Journal
•Northern California Rising Star - Super Lawyers, 2009, 2011 - 2012
•Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2016
•Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California - The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - 2015
•50 Fast Track Lawyers - The Recorder
•Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - 2014
•San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers - Legal Leaders Magazine, 2014 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

•Washington State Court of Appeals, Law clerk

Published Works

•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

Areas of Practice (1)

  • 75% Mesothelioma

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-895-2669  Phone
800-598-0314  Phone
415-898-1247  Fax
www.braytonlaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6169, Novato, CA 94948-6169
University Attended:
Boston College, B.A., International Studies, 1997; Stanford University, M.A., Asian Studies, 1998
Law School Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D., Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Editor, 2002
Year of First admission:
2003
Admission:
2003, California; 2003, U.S. District Court Northern District of California; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 2014, Washington; 2003, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California; 2003, U.S. District Court Southern District of California; 2003, U.S. District Court Central District of California
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Memberships

•Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
•American Association for Justice, Member
•Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member
•San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), Member
•American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
•National Trial Lawyers, Member
•Marin Trial Lawyers Association, President (2016-2017)
•The Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
•Marin County Bar Association, Member

Languages:
English (Primary)
Birth Information:
San Francisco, California, July 25, 1975
ISLN:
917217164

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 11 reviews
  • 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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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 11/26/12 in Civil Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 03/03/12 in Toxic Torts

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    Excellent attorney!

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/13/12 in Asbestos Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/13/12 in Products Liability

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/06/12 in Asbestos Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/04/12 in Asbestos Litigation

    A superb trial lawyer not only in his presentation of the evidence and courtroom skill, but in his professional interaction with opposing counsel Read more

    A superb trial lawyer not only in his presentation of the evidence and courtroom skill, but in his professional interaction with opposing counsel

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/04/12 in Civil Litigation

    James is very knowledgable and a highly skilled litigator. I have relied on him extensively as co-counsel in prosecuting a complex asbestos case agaisnt 20 defendants.... Read more

    James is very knowledgable and a highly skilled litigator. I have relied on him extensively as co-counsel in prosecuting a complex asbestos case agaisnt 20 defendants. He has been prompt and accurate in everything he has done for me. I trust his judgment completely. He is very deserving of an AV rating.

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Judge on 11/17/12 in Mass Torts

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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 11/26/12 in Toxic Torts

    Jim is a respected adversary in court. Although one never trusts an opposing counsel at trial, a hand shake with Jim is worth more than others'. Read more

    Jim is a respected adversary in court. Although one never trusts an opposing counsel at trial, a hand shake with Jim is worth more than others'.

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/03/12 in Civil Litigation

    I met Mr. Nevin when he attended the American Bar Asociation Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section national trial academy. It was early in his career and he showed a... Read more

    I met Mr. Nevin when he attended the American Bar Asociation Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section national trial academy. It was early in his career and he showed alot of talent.

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  • 5.0/5.0 2 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 02/03/12

    James was an exceptional attorney with a vast depth of knowledge associated with asbestos and malignant mesothelioma personal injury. He was very considerate of what the... Read more

    James was an exceptional attorney with a vast depth of knowledge associated with asbestos and malignant mesothelioma personal injury. He was very considerate of what the entire family was going through both emotionally and the suffering that was involved with the lost of a spouse and father. During the endless depositions of my husband, children and myself, James proved to be a skilled advocate of our rights. He aggressively negotiated with the defendants resulting in a positive outcome.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 02/03/12

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    He won my case.

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