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Former New York City Prosecutor Will Defend You. 

When I graduated law school in 1998, I began working for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (that is Brooklyn).  I worked there for six years on a wide range of cases.  They included petty crime to large scale narcotics investigations involving extensive violence and gang activity. 

When I left the District Attorney’s Office, I represented physicians throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.  These were medical malpractice cases where the doctors were being sued. 

Though it paid much more, I did not enjoy my four years in civil litigation.  All that I did was for the ‘money’ – my client was an insurance company, my boss wanted a set number of billable hours each month, and the plaintiffs’ attorneys only wanted a large settlement.  I missed criminal law.  I missed working for an individual’s interests.  I wanted to focue on that again so, when I returned to southern California, I decided to focus on criminal law. 

If you have been arrested, call me.  I will fight for you.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    13 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    13 years



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  • Louis Roberts

    I endorse James Gandy as a trial attorney. He is a hard working ethical attorney to whom I refer anyone who needs help with a criminal defense case.


    Louis Roberts Workers Compensation Attorney
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  • Wayne Philips

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Jim is my "go to" guy for criminal defense. Everyone I refer to him reports they are extremely pleased with his services!


    Wayne Philips Business Attorney
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Contact info

500 State College Boulevard, Suite # 1100
Orange, CA, 92868


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of James Gandy2008 - Present
AssociateEllenberg & Rigby, LLP2004 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyKings County District Attorney's Office1998 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham Univ SolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
California St Univ FullertonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994