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James Gawain Perry

Wrongful death Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    30%
    Having handled numerous homicide cases, I utilize the extensive litigation and trial skills I developed over the past decade to pursue justice for the family and friends who lost someone close to them.

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Representation of victims who have suffered traumatic injuries, including brain and other other life-altering injuries, as a result of the negligent and intentional conduct of bad actors.

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    20%
    Representation of consumers and users of commercial products that were defectively designed and produced, which caused traumatic injuries, financial harms, or other quality-of-life problems.

  4. Environmental and natural resources
    15%
    Prosecution of major environmental crises, from oil spills in coastal communities to chemical contamination of environmental spaces.

    2 years

  5. Class action
    10%
    I am tasked with utilizing my background to ensure a full understanding of the technical issues of consumer-wide injuries, analyzing cases with a view toward jury trial, and uncovering large-scale misconduct.

Upon graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a mechanical engineering degree I shortly thereafter obtained my law degree from Berkeley Law School. I spent nearly the next ten years of my legal career litigating and trying cases with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Over that period of time, I handled numerous complex cases involving crimes ranging from financial and consumer fraud to conspiracy to commit murder and murder. As my interests evolved and life changed I transitioned to the practice of civil litigation. Since early 2011, I have pursued justice for victims of bad actors in environmental, products liabilty, personal injury, and various other areas of the law. Working with and helping members of the community has always been a passion of mine and I'm fortunate to be able to do so.

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Location

Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP (ACTS Law)
16001 Ventura Blvd., Suite #200
Los Angeles, CA, 91436

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Reviews

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Posted by Kelsey | December 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hardworking, Dedicated, & Caring
James is super hardworking, dedicated, and caring. He is a brilliant trial lawyer and an exceptional litigator. He wants to do his best not just for himself but because he cares deeply for his clients. He is reliable and ethical. Trustworthy and dependable. I simply cannot say enough good things about his work ethic and also his talent and skills. James is an excellent lawyer and anyone is lucky to have him represent them.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney
I worked with James as a lawyer for approximately 5 years. James possess excess amounts of the most valuable skill sets for a lawyer: competent, hard and efficient working, fair, reasonable, trustworthy, and reliable. I would request James to handle my own personal and professional legal issues and those of my family.
Posted by Sarah | October 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Satisfaction
I consider myself fortunately to have obtained James Perry to represent me as my attorney. Throughout a difficult case James displayed the utmost confidence and great professionalism. The defendants were found liable by the jury, forced to pay, and it was the best outcome for us. James has a relentless work ethic, strong negotiation skills, a great memory and brilliant mind. I will be forever grateful to have had such a reliable and trustworthy attorney. Thank you James!
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Posted by Ross | October 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
JAMES GAWAIN PERRY
James and I became colleagues and fast friends when he transferred to the Pomona branch office of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office more than five years ago. James and I shared an office and so I had the opportunity to interact with him on a daily basis. James is conscientious, smart and a self-starter. Eventually, we worked together on two cold cases, murders, from the early 1990s. James was indispensable in organizing and preparing those files for their eventual evidentiary hearings. I am certain that James refines and polishes those skills with each new day of experience.
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Posted by William | October 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A seasoned trial attorney with unmatched work ethic
I’ve worked alongside and consulted with James on numerous cases and legal issues- he’s a master in his craft. He’s typically the smartest lawyer in the room, dedicated to his clients, and an expert in the law and legal policy. In the courtroom, he’s astute and unwavering in his pursuit for success. James is a leader, winner, and an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Jeff | September 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!
Mr. Perry is an outstanding attorney. I consulted with him on a preemptive real estate matter. He is skilled, knowledgeable, principled, diligent and a pleasure to work with. I am very thankful for his counsel and would highly recommend him.
Posted by Chris | September 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney & Trial Lawyer
I have personally worked with James and observed him in trial. After these experiences, I was amazed. He is whip-smart, a fierce advocate and fearless. His work outside of trial is exceptional, he is relentless in his pursuit to win for his clients. I personally know opposing attorneys who share the same sentiments regarding James and his ability as an attorney. In trial, he is just outstanding. His preparation and advocacy skills are unmatched. If you happen to have the privilege to have him represent you, you will not be let down. He maintains a high ethical standard but is a fierce advocate. Not many attorneys, in fact, very few attorneys are as well rounded and polished as James.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Monterey County Distrct Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Post-Bar Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Beyond Business Inc. v. Amplify Energy Corp. et at.
  • Pending

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • CAOIE
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Advocate Award
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • 2010
  • San Francisco Regional Champion
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law
  • 2010
  • All-Region Attorney
  • American Mock Trial Association
  • 2008
  • All-Nation Attorney (top 20 in U.S.)
  • American Mock Trial Association
  • 2008
  • All-Region Attorney
  • American Mock Trial Association
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Beyond Bus. Inc. v. Amplify Energy Corp. et al.
  • Complaint Against Amplify Energy Corporation et al.
  • 2021
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Speaking Engagements

  • The "Presence"
  • Outward Appearance & Body Control - Control Over Non-Verbal Storytelling
  • 2021
  • CalECPA and the Practical Use of Cellebrite Data
  • California Electronic Privacy Act (CalECPA) & Forensic Analysis of Cellphones
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having started his career as a prosecutor, James has more jury trial experience than most attorneys. He is sharp and is a fighter for his clients. A fierce advocate I'd want in my corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. James Is amazing - I opposed him when he was with the DA's office and he was honest, forthright, ethical, bright, and fair minded. He always wanted to do the right thing. He is a great lawyer and a great person as well."
Constitutional Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Exceptional trial attorney capable of handling complex litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an exceptional attorney. His preparation is always thorough. His advocacy skills in a courtroom are second to none. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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