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James Henry Cordes

Employment and labor Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

4.8   6 reviews

also known as Jim Cordes

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Location

James H. Cordes
831 State Street.
Suite 205
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
solid performer
The man knows the game and fought hard on my case. im thankful for whoever referred me to Mr Cordes
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Providing Strength and Stability during a very difficult time period
I came to James in a rather difficult time period in my life and he exceeded all of my expectations. He was thoughtful, intelligent and thorough. He was able to resolve my case in a reasonable amount of time obtaining a more than fair resolution. I hope that I never have to hire another lawyer but if I do I will certainly use Jim again.
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Posted by Tim | August 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best in town!
I know a lot of attorneys. Jim is the first one I would turn to for employment related issues. He is knowledgeable, personable and fights to get you a great result. I am a very happy client and have recommended him highly to friends who find themselves in need of an attorney.
Posted by Marie-Christine | February 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence in Law Practice
There are numerous lawyers in Santa Barbara and I needed one for the first time in my life. James Cordes made me one of his happy clients. Beginning with the first encounter, I knew we were going to have a positive collaboration. He listened patiently while I narrated my story. He demonstrated interest by asking pertinent questions. Mr. Cordes maintained a professional endeavor throughout our collaboration and explained in details his strategy to succeed. He was always accommodating to facilitate our meetings by being accessible by phone, e-mails and in person. Mr. Cordes demonstrated a deep understanding of the situation and the steps needed to optimize a positive outcome. His genuine warm and friendly personality made me at ease during stressful situations like depositions and court appearance. Mrs Cordes has my gratitude and respect. I have already recommended him to my friends.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Mr.Cordes really makes you feel like he cares. He is very thorough, understanding and will always keep you informed about every step of your case. He will always make the time to answer all of your questions and respond very quickly. I strongly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kept Me Informed Every Step of the Way
I liked working with Mr. Cordes because he took time to explain the entire process at the beginning, potential outcomes, and provide additional details about the nuances along the way. It is important to be a well-informed client because I was better able to do my part. I believe a successful outcome requires lawyer and client to be a partnership, and it was with Mr. Cordes. I asked a lot of questions about alternatives and approaches and he was always informative, never condescending.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Associations

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Past Director
  • N/A
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Director
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  • William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
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  • Barristers Club of Santa Barbara
  • Barrister
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  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Jim since our days at UCLA. I know he is intellectually brilliant and a great attorney. He and I have "talked shop" about various employment law issues and I have always been impressed with his astute analysis of complex situations. I recommend him highly for any kind of discrimination, harassment or wage & hour case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has a depth of knowledge, backed by trial skill and litigation experience nearly unmatched in the tri-county area. If you have a legal question in employment law, he is the go-to person."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is an outstanding attorney. All employment law cases that come across my desk get referred to him. I hear nothing but excellent feedback from my referrals."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Santa Barbara Employment and labor Lawyer James Henry Cordes
James Henry Cordes
Employment and labor Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 29 years