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James Patrick Wagoner

James Patrick Wagoner

Practice areas:

Plaintiff's Cases, Appeals, Insurance

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About Me


Mr. Wagoner has been with McCormick, Barstow since 1974. He is statewide coverage counsel for numerous insurers and risk financing entities for both litigation and non litigation services and practices in all the state and federal trial and appellate courts in California. Mr. Wagoner also represents insurers on nationwide and international bases. With the able assistance of other members of the department, Mr. Wagoner has handled numerous very large and complex cases involving claims in the hundreds of millions of dollars, some of which involved thousands of parties. He has also tried numerous coverage and bad faith cases in a variety of forums and has received two $13 million plus verdicts. Mr. Wagoner also specializes in Appellate Practice, having handled numerous matters before the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. (See list of published cases below.)

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Plaintiff's Cases: 34%
  2. Insurance: 33%
  3. Appeals: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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Contact Info

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP

5 River Park Pl E
Fresno, CA, 93720

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197308/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Northern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaDirector2001 - 2005
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaPresident1988 - 1990
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1973 - Present
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
St Mary's College of CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970