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I am dedicated and aggressive family law attorney located in North County San Diego.  I handle cases in San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties.  If you are in need to a client-centered knowledgable family law attorney - call me we can discuss your situations.  ALL consulations are's should never charge for a job interview!


There are many lawyers to choose from and the decision to hire a professional is not easy; choose the person you are comfortable with that places your interests above their own.  And, while we all need money to survive, if the prospective attorney's focus is primarily about money - they are probably not the right lawyer.


Ask QUESTIONS!  You are interviewing someone who you need to trust, who is accessible, who treats you with respect - don't settle for the BIG name or the fancy office only.  While reputations and resources are a very important factor, it is the client who is the most important - the relationship you will have with your attorney is key.


Let your expectations be clear...what do you need from your lawyer?  Tell them.  If you are clear about what you expect the attorney can be clear if they feel they can meet those expectation.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 70%
    10 years
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Child Support: 10%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Heather Mellyn Cullen

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Fox provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Fox provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers.


    Heather Cullen Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Fox Legal Group

550 West Vista Way
Suite 208
Vista, CA, 92083

Fox Legal Group

1620 N Placentia Ave
Suite 210
Placentia, CA, 92870



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in San DiegoSan Diego Magazine2013
Hobbs Award for Excellence in Criminal JusticeCal State Fullerton2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Part TIme Professor of Political ScienceCalifornia State University Fullerton2008 - Present
PrincipalFox Legal Group2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of San Diego Law School2007 - 2010
ExternCalifornia Court of Appeals 4th District Division I2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Association for Criminal JusticeMember2005 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. MartinezNot guilty after close of People's evidence
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia State University Law ReviewChipping Away at the Boundaries of Privacy2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
California State University, FullertonCriminal JusticeB.A. summa cum laude2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Class PresentationCivil Liberties in Todays Legal Environment2014