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James Edward Fox

Medical malpractice Attorney at Sherman Oaks, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Fox and Fox, James E. Fox

  • State Years
    California - CA 44 years
    Washington - WA 28 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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Personal and compassionate representation of victims of personal injury and wrongful death. For 36 years  Fox has fought and won  against big insurance companies, manufacturers , negligent doctors and hmo's.


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Client's Choice 2015
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Fox & Fox Law Corporation
15233 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1111
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403-2264
James Edward Fox
15233 Ventura Blvd #1111
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2015
Extremely knowedgable and relentless
James Fox took on my malpractice case, battled in court and won a large sum of money for my family -- amazing lawyer...brilliant in the courtroom!!!
Posted by Lori | June 18, 2015
I was in a serious crash where my car battery broke and battery acid was slashed in my eyes. Mr. Fox sued the driver of the other car that ran a red light and the hospital because they never washed the acid from my eyes. I wound up losing all vision in my right eye. Mr. Fox won a big settlement for me even though there were many lawyers on the other side blaming me for the crash and denying fault on the doctors and paramedics. I'm very grateful that mr fox stood by me, believed in me and fought hard to the happy ending. Thank you James.
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Posted by Tracy Shaw | December 15, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
This man has integrity. During my phone consultation, he treated me to first class. James Fox would make you feel cared for, and he will go above and beyond for you. He has a great deal of compassion and professionalism. Having a Personable, and professional lawyer, who is easy to work with is the right combination of skills that you can trust to get good results. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Edward | September 18, 2021
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Small Claims Advice
James Fox advised me regarding a small claims case against a rheumatologist who gave my elderly, frail wife four iron infusions even though blood tests showed there was no iron deficiency. The doctor told me that, since my wife was on hospice, Medicare would not pay for the treatment and that I would have to pay, which I did. I later discovered that he had billed Medicare and been paid by them. The doctor had prescribed 6 infusions, but she died after the fourth. I could not prove that the infusions caused her death or that it was a wrongful death. Medicare documents also showed that the copay for the 4 infusions was about 20% of what I paid the doctor, who refused to refund the difference. I have talked to several malpractice attorneys, but none expressed any interest in this case, only James did and at no charge.
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Posted by Tony Rowshanzadeh | May 1, 2019
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Hard to find in this day and age
After having an incredibly unprofessional law office where the attorney's mom was the paralegal and never saw the attorney accept once and he said: " I can't overrule my mom I'm scared of her" how Pathetic I was in my car and my hi girlfriend was the passenger she stuck with the old attorney got $11,700 and James Fox settled for $41,600 and from the get go didn't a lot of time negotiating liens and explaining things to me without blowing smoke my chimney. Thank you James.
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Posted by Elizabeth | March 12, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Fox took time to answer my questions. He was very knowledgable, and thoughtful. I appreciated his candor and the time he spent with me. He was very kind and offered for me to contact him later if I had more questions. I appreciated his direct professionalism, and his warmth.
Posted by Wendy Howe | January 26, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Was very pleased with his advice!!
Mr. Fox Was extremely courteous and helpful. He responded promptly , the morning after I had emailed him the night before regarding my question. I was very impressed with his professional demeanor, counsel and concern. I would highly recommend him; and am very grateful for his advice
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Took the time to consult me over the phone.
Posted by Oscar | June 30, 2015
Handled the wrongful death of my wife
My wife died in a hospital due to malpractice. Mr. Fox took my case and settled it so that my two girls now have a college fund, and I am able to provide for them until that time. He helped me through a difficult time in my life and I am very grateful.
Posted by Jennifer | June 23, 2015
A lawyer with a heart.
Mr. Fox was wonderful. I was in a bad car accident with my two daughters. He took care of us from the very beginning. He handled everything in a very professional manner, and at the same time was very caring and reassuring. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by David | June 19, 2015
I wish I hired him first!
I had a bad accident and hired a lawyer I found on internet who wanted to settle my case for $15,000. Then I found Fox and Fox who ended up suing my first lawyer for legal malpractice and got $250,000...which I was entitled to in first place.
Posted by Rich | June 18, 2015
He knows so much medicine -- smarter then my doctor!
sometimes I forget fox is not a doctor -- he's the smartest lawyer I've ever met and knew more medicine than stupid doctors who nearly killed me by prescribing the wrong drug. The pharmacy should have picked up on my doctors mistake. Fox filed suit against doctor and pharmacy and we won! I learned to always double check any prescription pills before taking them. fox taught me some good lesson. His staff was really nice too -- great people, always there to help. I hope I wing need them again -- but I trust them with all I got
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Posted by Ana | June 18, 2015
Honest, generous and kind -- very professional
My daughter suffered a very serious injury at birth. Mr. Fox obtained a settlement that guarantees her lifetime financial security. Thank you Mr Fox!
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fox & Fox
  • 1980 - Present


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Defective Tire
  • $3.5 million
  • defective brakes
  • $9.1 million
  • Death of Child
  • $15,000,000


  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
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  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • The Fraudulent Medical Record
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Journal
  • Winning Malpractice Trials New Strategies
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • Malpractice: birth injuries
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • strategies for malpractice trials
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers
  • Strategies for new lawyers
  • 2001
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1989
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cross examination
  • 1989
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Sherman Oaks Medical malpractice Lawyer James Edward Fox
James Edward Fox
Medical malpractice Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA
Licensed for 44 years