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James Glenn Bohm

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Costa Mesa, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 8 years
    California - CA 36 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    Trial attorney in construction defect, business litigation, and trust litigation matters

    37 years, 500 cases

  2. Appeals
    Substantial appellate practice involving writ petitions and appeals.

    37 years, 50 cases

  3. Personal injury

    37 years, 100 cases

  4. Trusts
    Probate and trust litigation including conservatorships.

    17 years, 25 cases


Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP
695 Town Center Dr., #700
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

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Posted by NSC | July 18, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
He excels in his field and isn't afraid to hold people to the highest standards.
Jim is well-known for being reliable, dependable, and level-headed. His kind heart and sense of fun make him an easy person to get along with. He excels in his field and isn't afraid to hold people to the highest standards. Additionally, he is extremely professional and widely liked by everyone.
Posted by Van and Catherine Nguyen | May 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
One of the Best Trial Lawyers in Southern California - Highly recommended!
My husband and I went through a lawsuit for over four years, which began on November 20, 2014 and ended in a jury trial that lasted for 12 grueling weeks. Our opponent was represented by her husband who is a high-power lawyer. They are wealthy and have the means to bring in all sorts of extraneous materials and multiple witnesses with the purpose to win at all costs. In this lawsuit, we were represented by Attorney James Bohm who saw through all of the shenanigans the other side was trying. Mr. Bohm, with his years of experience in litigation and advocacy skill completely destroyed the testimonies of our opponent as well as her witnesses. He caught the other side in one inconsistent statement after another. He reminded the jury of the true case at hand and cut through all the diversionary evidence the other side was trying to interject with the hope to make the Jury confused. In his closing arguments, Attorney Bohm was very eloquent and thorough in reminding the Jury of important evidence. He was able to effectively summarize a complicated and lengthy 4-year case with 3-month trial using language and illustration that the people in the jury could digest and relate to. On March 22, 2019, the jury found in favor of my husband and me, and against the other party on all causes of action. The Jury verdict and award including a finding entitling us to punitive damages were beyond our expectation. We are very pleased and grateful for the excellent work of Attorney Bohm. Besides his excellent advocacy skill, he is also a very caring, understanding and pleasant Attorney. During the 3 months of trial, Mr. Bohm was always calm and supportive to help me and my husband sort through facts to be good witnesses on the stand and deal with the tremendous stress of a lengthy trial. In summary, we highly recommend Attorney James Bohm who is highly competent, professional, compassionate, devoted and reputable Attorney. We feel that we are indebted to Attorney James Bohm for the rest of our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2013
One of the best law firms
The most professional attorney, partners and staff that I have ever met in my life. I would recommend this office to anyone . And I have had such bad experiences with attorneys in the past with their lack of professionalism, knowledge and mishandling of my case. I am so thankful to have found the Law office of James Bohm.
Posted by Mike | March 26, 2010
Jim Bohm is a great business trial lawyer
Jim Bohm is a great business trial lawyer. He represented me on a complicated business case against a nationally renowned lawyer and law firm who were funded by an extraordinarily wealthy client that outspent me probably 10:1. Jim was honest, committed and ethical. He stood up for me and learned the case better than anyone else involved. He brought in the accounting expert I needed to support my case and worked diligently to be ready for trial. In trial he was inspired – he has been through the process enough to see “the game within the game” as it happened and handle the challenge. He can think on his feet and was able to adjust and adapt to the always unpredictable flow of a long trial. He knew business and accounting well and debunked and discredited the other side’s experts in cross examination. He connected with the jury from initial voir dire to closing arguments. Against long odds, he won the case hands down; every single claim and action was decided for me. Jim Bohm is a great business trial lawyer!
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Posted by Jordan | September 4, 2009
Excellent Legal Services
In this day, it is very difficult to find a good lawyer and legal team. I was actually introduced to James Bohm (and his associates/partners) through a mutual friend. When my family and I needed urgent legal services, I picked up the phone and called Mr. Bohm. Not only was James available to take my call, he kept his office open late and his legal team working in to the evening to help my family to a resolution. In the months to follow, Mr. Bohm and team has been there for my family and we are ever so grateful for their exceptional legal services. If anyone is looking for a business lawyer/legal team, Mr. Bohm has the experience and knowledge to give you a fair and honest assessment of your situation.
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Posted by Tim | August 17, 2009
Bohm, Matsen law firm-- an excellent choice
We have used the law firm of Bohm, Matsen Kegel and Aguilera of Costa Mesa for nearly 15 years and have found them to be both aggressive and yet at the same time pracitical and cost effective. We have used them for the majority of our litigation work, both as plantiff and defendant with excellent results. In addition, we use them for our HR issues which many times are very complex. We highly recommend this law firm, led by Jim Bohm.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2009
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It starts with caring; caring about me, the client, caring about his ethics, caring about his company's reputation, and then caring about exploring all the options and strategies to win. Then it goes to the expertise and professionalism of his staff and on to how well they work as a team. Once the plan is in effect, Jim's implimentation and performance was fabulous. He always gave me all the options when I was confronted with a decision and always said my decision was up to me and he would follow through regardless of which direct I went. And, all the time, he is really fun to be around.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP
  • 1997 - Present
  • Administrative Partner- Orange County office
  • Lewis D'Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard
  • 1987 - 1997


  • Pepperdine University, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • undergraduate
  • N/A


  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Member of the Board of Visitors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Sherrif's Advisory Council
  • Commissioner
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers Orange County Chapter
  • Past President
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member Resolutions Committee
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Presidential Elector College
  • Elector
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1996 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Am. Jur. Award for Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy
  • American Jurisprudence Society
  • 1987
  • Class Salutatorian
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 1987
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law
  • American Jurisprudence Society
  • 1986
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Remedies
  • American Jurisprudence Society
  • 1986
  • West Publishing Award for Highest Scholastic Average in Class
  • West Publishing Company
  • 1985
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts
  • American Jurisprudence Society
  • 1985
  • Am. Jur. Award for Criminal Procedure
  • American Jurisprudence Society
  • 1985
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  • Advocate
  • Prosecuting Your Business Tort Claims: A Defense Prospective
  • 2003
  • Managing Partner
  • Member of Board of Editorial Advisors
  • 2002
  • Petroleum Marketing Practices Act Update
  • Co-Editor and Co-Author
  • 1990
  • Pepperdine Law Review
  • California Supreme Court Survey
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • When Thing Go Wrong
  • Moderator on Panel for Insurance Issues
  • 2006
  • Trying the Business Punitive Damages Case
  • Moderator on Panels for Jury Selection, Opening Statement and Closing Argument
  • 2003
  • ICN Conference on High Technology Procurement
  • Extricating Your Company from the Death Grip Lease
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. James Bohm is an energetic advocate for his clients. He has the ability to grasp complex concepts quickly and explain them in a straightforward way, a crucial asset for a litigator. His preparation for hearings and trials is meticulous."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Bohm on a number of personal injury matters. I have found him to be a very aggressive and experienced attorney devoted to representing individuals who have been injured be it physically or financilly. I fully endorse him without any hesitation."
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Costa Mesa Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer James Glenn Bohm
James Glenn Bohm
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Costa Mesa, CA
Licensed for 36 years