Paul H. James


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  • Phone:(619) 233-1150
  • Fax:(619) 233-6949
  • Address:
    550 West "C" Street, Suite 1400
    San Diego, CA 92101

Paul James is a partner in our San Diego office, where his practice focuses on employment litigation, class actions, construction disputes, common interest development litigation, entity formation and dissolution, contract preparation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, asbestos litigation, insurance coverage, appeals and post-judgment collection.

Mr. James was co-trial counsel for a plaintiff in a stop notice action resulting in a verdict in excess of $1 million, and co-authored the brief that led to the Court of Appeal affirming the verdict in Brewer Corp. v. Point Center Financial, Inc., (2014) 223 Cal. App. 4th 831.  Mr. James was also co-trial counsel in a homeowner action against a homeowner association for breach of fiduciary duty resulting in a damage award of $671,710.48.  Mr. James has prevailed on multiple dispositive motions in other complex construction defect and related actions.


  • University of San Francisco (J.D., 2002)
  • University of California at Santa Cruz (B.A., 1994)

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation, Construction Defect, Employment Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance Law


  • Admitted to California Bar (2003); US District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California, Autism Society of San Diego, Defense Lawyers of San Diego, San Diego County Bar Association

Community Service:

  • Treasurer and Member of Board of Directors of the Autism Society of San Diego