McManis & Faulkner
A member of the trial bar for more than 40 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.
Jim served as Special Master for the Santa Clara County Superior Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the Technical Equities cases, described as involving the largest securities fraud in California history. He also has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court and a Special Examiner for the State Bar of California. Jim also was a member of the California State Bar’s Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform.
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