|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|San Diego Super Lawyer||San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|San Diego Super Lawyer||San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Finalist, San Diego County "Top Attorneys"||The Daily Transcript||2009|
|Officer||Law Offices of James F. Pokorny||1977 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Inn of Court||Member, Board of Directors||2005 - Present|
|Lawyer-Pilots Bar Associatoin||Member||1989 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|San Diego Municipal Court||Judge Pro Tempore||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Aviation Law Section||Past Chair||N/A|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers Club||Member||N/A|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology Section||Executive Committee||N/A|
|San Diego Inns of Court||President||2010 - 2011|
|Lawyer Pilots Bar Association||Past President||1999 - 2000|
|Who's Who Among Oustanding Americans in 1994||Member||1994 - 1994|
|State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology Section||Past Chair||1991 - 1992|
|Consumer Attorney Association of San Diego||Former Board of Directors||1987 - 1988|
|California State Bar||Board of Govenors||1985 - 1986|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Former Member||1984 - 1988|
|California Young Lawyers Association||Board Member||1983 - 1986|
|Dicta||"The Real Truth About Air Crash Litigation",||1993|
|Practice Guide (The Rutter Group)||"California Practice Guide: Law Practice Management"||1992|
|State Bar of California,||"The Law and Mr. Finnegan"||1991|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Univ of California San Diego||N/A||undergraduate||1970|
Posted by Jeff
I had been stopped for DUI, I got arrested and waited a whole year and no charges were brought against me. I contacted Mr. Pokorny's office and the said they would advise on what to do next. Mr. Pokorny called and to my surprise he returned all of my money that I had given him in the beginning!! He did not charge me for any of the dealing or conversations in the beginning when I was first arrested. Great Job!!!
Posted by anonymous
Upon contacting Mr. James Pokorny's office, having used him when I was dealing with a juvenile violation, he was responsive and helped me resolve the case with a strong offer from the DA. Well, 10+ years later I received a Drunk in Public, and Mr. Pokorny and his associate Michele Gardenier again were there to help get me out of the situation. Pokorny referred me to one of his junior lawyers, Mr. Erik Bruner, who was absolutely fabulous.
Mr. Bruner had a close and respectful relationship with the City Attorney, making her more amenable to negotiation given the mutual respect. I had a pretty ugly police report, resulting from my attitude towards the officers which included slipping my (thin) wrists from the handcuffs twice, making rude/obnoxious comments, kicking and screaming, the whole gamut. Mr. Bruner managed to get me out of the situation largely scott free. He was able to get the DA to agree to entirely dismiss the case, as if nothing had ever occurred, provided I simply attend a few AA or NA meetings over a pre-specified time period. Very happy with this result. Had previously considered another attorney who acted as if the case would be impossible to get a reasonable deal, so I was shocked when Mr. Bruner was able to so quickly negotiate such an agreeable conclusion, after which my entire case disappears! I was shocked he was able to get such an attractive offer, in short time. GREAT ATTORNEYS, BOTH ERIK AND JAMES POKORNY!
ALSO, GREAT ASSOCIATE IN MICHELE GARDENIER, WHO WORKS FOR MR. POKORNY AND MR. BRUNER AND HANDLES MOST (IF NOT ALL) OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF THE CASE; SHE IS REALLY ON TOP IT!
My opinions here are particularly useful to someone evaluating a prospective attorney, as I had initially used a different attorney who failed to attend several required appearances; acted as if the case was impossible to overcome without harsh penalties; and clearly ran a lackluster operation from an administrative standpoint, hence the failed appearances discussed in the foregoing. I found it to be a huge relief once I had switched to Pokorny's offices and was working with Michele Gardenier, Erik Bruner and James Pokorny.
GREAT FIRM, 100% RECOMMENDED.
Posted by anonymous
Jim Pokorny is an absolute class act. Talk about someone who knows the system, and crosses every T, and dots every I. I was arrested for domestic violence. Jim stopped the charges from being filed before they went to court. His guidance, and demeanor put me in a very comfortable position. I recommend Jim to anyone looking for strong results.
His staff is also so professional. Always available, quick to return calls, and extremely supportive. Both Michele and Jaime became my instant friends, and there friendliness and support kept me calm to the end.