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James Andrew Quadra

James Andrew Quadra

also known as Jim Quadra, James Quadra

Practice areas:

Litigation

About Me

Mr. Quadra is a trial attorney with extensive litigation experience in class actions and cases involving employment issues, unfair business practices, business disputes, civil rights, police misconduct, municipal law, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. He has tried cases in state and federal courts. 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Litigation: 100%
    28 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    Machaela Mingardi Administrative Law Attorney
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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim Quadra over 20 years both as opposing counsel and as co-counsel. He has a brilliant mind for litigation and problem solving. You definitely want him on your side.

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    J Dorit Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Quadra & Coll, LLP

649 Mission Street, 5th. Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198702/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 SF Mass Tort/ Class Actions Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year"Best Lawyers in America2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2013Martindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyers in America, 20th EditionBest Lawyers in America2013
Northern California Super Lawyer 2013Northern California Super Lawyers2013
Northern California Super Lawyer 2012Super Lawyer Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2012Martindale-Hubbell2012
The Best Lawyers in America, 19th EditionBest Lawyers in America2012
Northern California Super Lawyer 2011Super Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2011Martindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2010Martindale-Hubbell2010
Northern California Super Lawyer 2010Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Northern California Super Lawyer 2009Super Lawyers Magazine2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2009Martindale-Hubbell2009
Northern California Super Lawyer 2008Super Lawyers Magazine2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2008Martindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2007Martindale-Hubbell2007
Northern California Super Lawyer 2007Super Lawyers Magazine2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2006Martindale-Hubbell2006
Northern California Super Lawyer 2006Super Lawyers Magazine2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2005Martindale-Hubbell2005
Northern California Super Lawyer 2005Super Lawyers Magazine2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerQuadra & Coll, LLP2012 - Present
PartnerCalvo Fisher & Jacob, LLP2010 - 2012
PartnerMoscone, Emlidge & Quadra, LLP1998 - 2010
Deputy City AttorneySF City Attorney's Office1990 - 1998
AssociateSeverson & Werson1988 - 1990
AssociateGray Cary Ames & Frye1987 - 1988

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Francisco Legal AID Society - Employment Law CenterMember, Board of Directors2009 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoPanel Member Early Settlement Program2006 - Present
San Francisco Unified School District's Citizens' Bond Oversight CommitteeChairperson2004 - Present
Board of Directors, Buen Día Family SchoolPresident2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re Complete® Cases, J.C.C.P. 4521 (Lazar et al vs. AMO, Inc. et al., O.C.S.C. No. 07-CC-01296).The action has been certified and is currently scheduled for trial in June 2011 before Judge David Velasquez in Orange County Superior Court. Jim Quadra is co-lead counsel.
Vienna Hall, et al., v. Cinema 7, Inc., et al., S.F. Sup. Ct. No. 02-409105.The Class obtained a judgment regarding liability at trial in 2007 which led to a $3,740,000 settlement.
John LaBriola v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., No. 12-0079 (CW) (U.S.D.C., N.D. Cal)The case was removed to federal court and is currently in the initial pleadings stage

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Recorder RoundtablesStarting Your Own Small Firm2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of California - BerkeleyBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
County Counsels’ Association of California 2012 Annual ConferenceIssues and Consideration for Public Entities Entering Large-Scale Multi-Party Litigation as Plaintiffs2012
Recorder RoundtablesHow to Build a Successful Smaller Law Firm2011
Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs' Presentation Regarding ADR for International DisputesArbitration to Resolve International Disputes2011
CEB MCLE Winter FairTorts Practice: Recent Developments2010
CEB MCLE Winter FairTorts Practice: Recent Developments2009
CEB MCLE Winter FairTorts Practice: Recent Developments2008