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Since 2000, I have been fighting to enforce the rights of consumers.  I founded The Kristy Law Firm in 2003.  We represent insurance policyholders whose claims were unfairly denied; employees who have been wronged; victims of medical malpractice; and homeowners with defects in their homes' construction.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, German

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  1. Employment: 25%
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Construction: 25%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 25%

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  • Christien Francis Petersen

    Since the inception of my legal career I have viewed James Kristy as a shining example of what an attorney ought to be for his clients. James Kristy is immensely knowledgable in civil law arena and highly respected among his peers. Folks running into problems that require legal counsel would do well to consider James Kristy.


    Christien Petersen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Shawn Joseph Mccann

    James Kristy's intelligence is only exceeded by his integrity. James regularly demonstrates his supurb knowledge of the law and the intricate details of procedure to achieve excellent results for his clients. More importantly, James is dedicated to his clients and working compassionately with them to achieve justice in the face of great odds and daunting obstacles. Somehow, he also finds time to work on behalf of consumer rights issues and instruct other lawyers on the law and finding justice.


    Shawn Mccann Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Kristy Law Firm

3020 Old Ranch Parkway
Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA, 90740


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Kristy Law Firm2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - Los AngelesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Annual ConventionHot Topics in Insurance Bad Faith: Post-Claims Underwriting2013
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Annual ConventionLiens: When and How to Get the Court Involved2012
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Annual ConventionAnti-SLAPP2011
State Bar of California, Annual MeetingGetting Best Results in Mediation: Competitive v. Cooperative Negotiation2008