When I first walked into Jim's office, I had been married for only a month, I was anticipating the arrival of my first child, and I had just been falsely accused of domestic violence. Even though I had just been "played", I was in denial at first. And deeply wounded. Because I was active duty military, I also had the unique challenge of having to answer to two justice systems. My wife at the the time had an endless amount of resources available to her, and had a whole community of people believing her story. YWCA gave her a free attorney, there were "victim" advocates on base calling my boss at work, she was even admitted into a domestic violence shelter to support the narrative of me being an abuser. Jim was one of the only people that believed me. Over the next year and a half, I was repeatedly targeted by false allegations. With limited space available, I'm going to try and list most of the things Jim was able to do for me.
- Jim was able to ensure my son was born in this state
- I was able to have my son's last name be changed to mine.
- Jim defeated two restraining orders filed against me. He greatly impeached the credibility of both my accuser, and in one of the cases the lawyer that was representing my accuser. He truly brought justice to both cases, and I was finally vindicated, and able to carry a judgement that proved my innocence.
- At a custody exchange, I was the victim of domestic violence while waiting at the curb to pick up my son. I called 911 for help, and the police officer was incompetent and unable to see that I was the victim, despite the physical evidence. I was arrested and taken to jail. Jim was able to convince the prosecutor not to charge me, and he was able to obtain a restraining order protecting me from further incident and ensuring that I could pick up my son safely.
-Jim helped me navigate through two fraudulent child abuse accusations, both of which were declared "unfounded" by CPS workers.
-I now have FULL PHYSICAL AND LEGAL CUSTODY of my son. He will be 2 years old in a couple of months.
The most memorable moment I have of this case is when I was sitting on the witness stand, being cross examined by my accuser's shark of an attorney. Having already factually lost the battle, she was glaring at me, asking unrelated questions, slinging mud, hoping to paint me as a bad guy. I looked to the right, and there was Jim. He gave me a nod of the head, and I was inspired with confidence. I was able to look this person in the eye, with my career, future, and fatherhood on the line, and concisely answer her questions. Throughout the questioning, half of her absurd questions were tossed out by the judge, because of Jim's objections and knowledge of the law.
We all learn about the justice system going through school. We are taught that it is a system of due process, and that it generally seeks and finds the truth. Anecdotally, however, I know I may have arrived at a much different fate if the attorney at my side was not Jim Fox.
Posted by Chris
Jim worked with me in my divorce over the summer - I had a wife that felt pastures were greener on the other side of the fence - but more alarming was the fact that I had a teenage son that I did not want to lose custody of. Jim worked with me, help me understand the procedures I was about to go through and took away a huge amount of angst form the totally stressful legal process. He was there and available form cradle to grave! I felt I had a friend in my corner and today, me AND my son live together, I have custody, no alimony and the divorce is all but a blip on my life radar!
Posted by AJ
My ex husband was in the military. He was difficult to deal with and was not willing to give me a divorce. I hired Jim because he is former military and knows how and who to talk to. Not only did I get my divorce but he was very supportive and always there when I needed him. He was more than my attorney, he was a friend during the tough times. It was not quick, and although I paid him, he also got me attorney's fees by the end of the case.
I had never hired a lawyer before so I did not know what to expect. At first, like most people, I was hit with sticker shock at the attorney fees, but I remember him telling me cheap lawyers aren't good and good lawyers aren't cheap. He was not the most expensive I had talked with, but he was reasonable - and I got what I paid for.
Thank you Mr. Fox!
Posted by Miguel
I came to Mr. Fox because I was in mediation in my divorce case. The mediation lawyer seemed biased towards my wife and I thought I was not getting what I deserved. Mr Fox was excellent in pointing out all the little things she was getting without my knowing about it. With the information he gave me I was able to make sure she did not have any advantages the other lawyer was trying to give her.
Thank God I went to see Mr. Fox. I could not have asked for more precise advisement from a more pleasant attorney. His fees were reasonable and I am glad I spent the money.
Posted by Ron
Jim is a true professional who takes the time to explain the case in detail with all the options about the case. His dedication and extra personal care relieved my stress while ensuring me he is on my side and will do the right thing. Jim did what he said he was going to do and more, he went way above and beyond the call of duty and exceeded my expectations.
I thank you Mr. Fox for being such a great person, a great lawyer and a now a great friend. Wayne Gretzky is called the Great One in the Hockey world, Jim is the GREAT ONE in Law world.
Posted by Scott
I can’t say enough for what Jim has done for me. He is super personal and legitimately cares for me as a client and always has my best interest in mind. He’s honest and tells me like it is, but he’s also always been a constant encouragement for me all the way through my divorce and is so perceptive that he knows when to talk to me as my lawyer or more as a friend. He even called me right after my divorce was finalized just to see how I was doing to encourage me knowing how hard it was for me emotionally. He cares enough to get involved to understand every aspect of the situation, remembers every detail and is very methodical on knowing the best way to put together a strong case with his expertise and knowledge of the law. I couldn’t image anyone else I'd rather have helping me through this tough time and supporting me legally.
Posted by a Divorce client
In my experience, Mr. James Fox does not care about his clients. He did not fight for me in the least. Even with multiple strong exhibits, he was unable to pursue my case with any effectiveness. When it came to actually having to give counsel, he was impatient and seemed to have "better" things to do besides effective communication. The only person I would recommend this attorney to, is to an opposing party.
Posted by MT
In 2010 I found myself in a very unfortunate situation which resulted in me being charged with a felony. The incident took place in Palm Springs and I live in North San Diego county so my first hurdle was to find an attorney that had a presence in Riverside county. The first attorney that I called told me that he could not help me but recommended Mr. Fox with high praise. I promptly got in touch with Mr. Fox and he immediately lowered my stress level. Since I had never been arrested before, Mr. Fox walked me through the whole process. He stayed in contact with me throughout the entire process. I will abstain from the horrific details of my arrest but this story has a happy ending. Not only did Mr. Fox make sure that I did not get sentenced but he also convinced the DA to drop the charges without any penalty to me. I would highly recommend Mr. Fox to anyone.
Posted by a Adoption client
We had no idea what the process was for step-parent adoption. Jim did all of the research and made it effortless. It felt like all we needed to do was show up at the adoption hearing. Needless to say, it was a success! It's great to know that he can handle so many different types of legal issues.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Jim has been a great help during my case. He is trustworthy and handled my case quickly. Jim is a great lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone looking for the services that he provides.