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A member of the trial bar for close to 50 years, Jim has unparalleled experience and skill in preparing and presenting cases for adjudication – whether by jury, judge, arbitrator, mediator or the parties themselves. He represents Silicon Valley companies with commercial, trade secret and intellectual property issues. Jim also represents individuals in a wide variety of matters, including civil rights actions, employment disputes, family law and criminal defense.


  • Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor
    50 West San Fernando Street
    San Jose, CA 95113


  • German


  • Stanford University , BA, graduated 1964

Bar Admissions

  • California, State Bar of California
  • California, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
  • United States, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, and D.C. Circuit
  • United States, U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Intellectual Property

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, San Jose (2020)
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property, San Jose (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Municipal

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