James A. Hertz joined Friedman | Rubin in 2001 and has served as it's Managing Partner since 2007. A native of South Dakota, Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota in 1983. He attended the University of South Dakota School of Law and received his J.D. degree in 1985.
Jim Hertz's prior experience includes 15 years of litigation practice in South Dakota where his practice included civil litigation and appeals in matters involving intellectual property, business torts, insurance and personal injury law.
At Friedman | Rubin, Jim has been focused on insurance bad faith litigation. As Managing Partner, he has driven the firm's ability to engage in a nationwide civil practice through technology and joint venture relationships. Jim has promoted a consensus driven planning process and responsive client and co-counsel communications.
Jim Hertz is licensed to practice law in Washington and South Dakota. He is a member of American Association for Justice (AAJ), Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (SDTLA). He is admitted to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in St. Louis and the 9th Circuit in San Francisco. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in various courts across the United States.
Licensed since 1986
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|SD||Authorized to practice law||1986||10/13/2009|
|Partner||Friedman | Rubin||2001 - Present|
|Partner||Christopherson, Bailin & Anderson||1986 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington Association for Justice||N/A||2002 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Mendoza v. McDonald's Corp.||Set important precedent|
|Dakota Industries, Inc. v. Ever Best Ltd.||Settled after remand.|
|Radabaugh v. Zip Feed Mills, Inc.||Age discrimination claim upheld|
|University of South Dakota School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of South Dakota||N/A||N/A||1983|