As a former VW automotive technician I achieved the distinction of being the Youngest Volkswagen Master Mechanic in Volkswagen history before my life changed due to the actions of a drunk driver; I could no longer work in my profession due to career ending injuries.
I went to college, Cal Poly Pomona and then to Law School, Western State COL, and I was fortunate enough to pass the California State Bar Exam the first time. I opened the door's to my office in September of 2000 and they have been open ever since.
I am a criminal defense attorney through and through. I have been practicing law for well over a decade. During that time I have helped thousands of clients resolve their matters. I have trial experience with cases ranging from Petty Theft to Special Circumstance Murder. I am a successful trial attorney with several Not Guilty's in my career.
Since losing family members to cancer, I am a strong advocate for Medical Marijuana and as such, I have a niche' in the defense of Medical Marijuana cases as well as Consulting in the area of Medical Marijauna.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Clients Choice Award||AVVO||2015|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Founder||Law Office of James M. Taylor||2000 - Present|
|Master Automotive Technician||VW Dealerships||1984 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2004 - Present|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2002 - Present|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2001 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2001 - Present|
|People v. K.J.||Pled to Accessory; Released on Probation|
|People v. B.T.||Case Dismissed. Client Not Held to Answer at Preliminary Hearing.|
|People v. J.M.||Not Guilty all counts|
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|SO YOU WANT TO START A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY...||2015|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|California State Polytechnic University, Pomona||N/A||Undergraduate||1995|