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James Francis Sexton

Workers compensation Attorney at Chula Vista, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
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Founding attorney James F. Sexton originally represented insurance companies after earning his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law. For ten years, James defended insurance companies against claims from people injured in serious automobile and workplace accidents. In 2001, James experienced a change of heart and decided his abilities were better used helping individuals and their families rather than working against them. He now exclusively devotes his firm and practice to helping Southern Californians. Much of his work is centered on helping clients navigate personal injury or workers’ compensation claims, where James leverages his previous experience working for the insurance companies to build effective cases. He is passionate about helping struggling individuals to recover the damages they deserve and is proud to run The Sexton Law Firm with his son, Andrew.

 

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The Sexton Law Firm
3130 Bonita Rd #104
Chula Vista, CA, 91910
The Sexton Law Firm
2424 Vista Way #202
Oceanside, CA, 92054
The Sexton Law Firm
7777 Alvarado Road #410
La Mesa, CA 91942, CA, 91942
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Posted by Jose | October 4, 2018
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Very Knowledgeable
The Attorney is very efficient and knowledgeable about labor laws, also was able to acquire a good settlement amount!
Posted by Mike | September 4, 2018
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Got me more than back to work
The Sexton law firm was great they got me everything I needed when I hurt my back. From the first consultation to the settlement. They were very professional, also had all the experts that were needed. I was amazed at how fast they were able to get me back to work and get the case resolved. Thanks to Mr. Sexton and his team I was able to resume my normal life in no time, and didn’t ever have to go to court it was all done at his offices. Thanks again Mr. Sexton!
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Posted by Carmen | November 8, 2017
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Accident Settlement
Mr. Sexton was always very professional and nice. Then case took a little over two years but in the end it was worth it.
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
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Workers Comp
James Sexton and his staff were so helpful to me in a time when I had nothing but the clothes on my back. I injured my back and had to stop working. I had no money, my claim was being denied and Mr. Sexton got me with the right doctors and took care of all the mess that is involved with workers comp. he filed an appeal and my claim was approved. The Sexton Law Firm is a Grade A law firm. I'm really happy I chose them.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2017
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Great Lawyer
I would totally recommend this law firm I was greatly helped and just want it to spread the word of how amazing work theyre doing helping this community. I never had any problems and the staff was great.
Posted by Shane | June 6, 2017
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Work Comp
Professional, knowledgeable, and an all around great guy! He is a straight up rock star in the San Diego legal community for workers compensation. He also handled my bankruptcy case and was able to help me get back on my feet after a bad injury from work. You want a lawyer like Jim. He is one of the good ones.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
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Workers Compensation Claim
I had this nasty work comp case back in 2013. My employers insurance would not approve anything and continued to deny my claim for months. That is when I went to see Mr. Sexton. He immediately got on them and my claim was approved finally. By then my back was in a really bad condition. I couldn't choose my Doctor because of the stupid Work Comp laws, but Mr. Sexton helped me find an awesome Doctor who helped me get better. I was very pleased in the way Mr. Sexton and his staff handled my case. Not only did I hire this firm for my work comp, but also for bankruptcy. I was in a financial mess after my injury and Mr. Sexton got me out of that too. I didn't have to pay any more of my debts and I was able to keep all of my settlement from my work injury. When I was going through this I was in a dark moment in my life. Now I finally feel like a new person again. Mr. Sexton really helped me thank you. He is also a very nice man.
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Posted by Karron | February 26, 2015
The Best Lawyer!
Sexton Law firm is the best!!!!! They were really aggressive when handling my personal injury case, and got me top dollar. I would not go anywhere else for any legal issues. I would recommend this law firm to everyone!!!!! Mr. Sexton is the best. Love you guys!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Sexton Law Firm
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Farmer's Insurance Group
  • 1992 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Chapin Fleming & Winet
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Urination Explosion
  • Settled: Compromise and Release $450,000
  • Back Cracker
  • Settled
  • Truck Accident
  • Settled Policy Limits

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • South Bay Bar Association (Chula Vista)
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Rated Attorney Workers Compensation
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • A+ Rating
  • BBB
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2011
  • Third-Party Liability Conference
  • Third-party liability (medcare) cases
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (22)
Endorse James
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim’s background as an insurance defense lawyer gives him excellent insight in to how to maximize a plajntiff’s case."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Skilled attorney and good advocate."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Skilled attorney and m a dedicated advocate."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Knowledgeable is an understatement. Attorney James Sexton is an excellent advocate for the injured worker. James is a seasoned and well-respected attorney in the San Diego legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim's law firm and his supporting staff have a terrific reputation in the community."
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Chula Vista Workers compensation Lawyer James Francis Sexton
James Francis Sexton
Workers compensation Attorney
Chula Vista, CA
Licensed for 33 years
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