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Practice Areas

  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    33 years, 200 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    33 years, 500 cases
  3. Securities & Investment Fraud: 20%
    33 years, 200 cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    33 years, 750 cases
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    9 years, 30 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim is an extremely bright and very knowledgable attorney who is also grounded with common sense and substantial business experience.


    Eric Chomsky Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Guy David Chism

    Jim is a leader and a very kind and compassionate person. Jim is a conservative and competent lawyer whom I trust. To trust a lawyer says more than anything that can be put in print. I count myself lucky to call this guy my friend!!


    Guy Chism Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Nations & Lockhart

1070 Marina Village Parkway
Suite 201
Alameda, CA, 94501


COAdministrative - Not authorized to practice198208/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Disbarment
    issued in CA, 2014


    Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

  2. Discipline with actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2013


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding BusinessmanWho's Who In American Business1990
Outstanding Young AttorneyWho's Who In American Law1984
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNations & Lockhart2003 - Present
Associate BrokerGallagher & Lindsey2005 - 2008
CEOCalifornia First Mortgage2005 - 2009
FounderSlim Devices, Inc.2001 - 2006
CEOPocketPass.com2000 - 2002
PresidentIntraCom Corp.1998 - 2001
Director Market DevelopmentCoherent Medical1995 - 1997
Ex. V.P.Ecology Control Industries1992 - 1994
CEOUltrans, Inc1987 - 1992
AssociateO"Connor & Hannan1984 - 1987
Associate AttorneyFishman, Geman, Gersh and Bursiek1982 - 1984
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Real Property Law SectionMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Lodestar Research, Inc.Board of Directors1986 - 1989
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1982 - 1997
Northwest YMCAMember, Board of Directors1970 - 1974
Publication NameTitleDate
Alameda County Bar Association Real Estate BulletinCalifornia Foreclosure Defense Update2009
Apartment Owners NewsHolding Title in California2006
Apartment Owners NewsSallie Mae, But Will She?2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California BerkeleyN/AundergraduateN/A
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt HallN/AlawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Unity Counsel of OaklandBankruptcy for Real Estate Protection2010
CLECalifornia Foreclosure Defense2010
California Foreclosure Law UpdateCalifornia Foreclosure Law2010