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James Andrew Quadra

Litigation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Jim Quadra, James Quadra

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    90%
    Mr. Quadra is a trial attorney with extensive litigation experience in class actions and cases involving employment issues, unfair business practices, business disputes, civil rights, police misconduct, municipal law, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. He has tried cases in state and federal courts. Mr. Quadra speaks Spanish fluently and coordinates with litigators in Spanish-Speaking countries on matters involving cross border litigation.

    37 years, 500 cases

  2. Business
    10%

    37 years, 50 cases

Mr. Quadra is a trial attorney with extensive litigation experience in class actions and cases involving employment issues, unfair business practices, business disputes, civil rights, police misconduct, municipal law, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. He has tried cases in state and federal courts. 

Location

Quadra & Coll, LLP
4 Embarcadero Center, Ste. 1400
San Francisco, CA, 94111

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Posted by James | February 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best, Most Trustworthy Lawyer for High Stakes Litigation
As the GC of a large organization with complex legal issues, I'm required to hire lawyers for all variety of cases. We first hired Jim several years into a complex lawsuit that presented an existential risk to the company. We had hired a big name, national law firm that was costing a fortune, but that wasn't getting us the results we needed. We terminated them, hired Jim's firm, they developed a strategy, and before long the case was settled with terms favorable to us. Jim is now the first person I call anytime my organization is faced with anything close to bet-the-company litigation. He's the guy we trust most.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Ethical and Legal Attorney
Spent a lot of time working hard to do the ethical right thing as well as the legal right thing to win the cases. Total cost way below what other attorneys would charge...
Posted by Aqra | May 25, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable & Strong Advocate
I had reached out to Mr. James Quadra when I felt like I had no options, it was after our initial conversation that I knew what my rights were and the privileges I am entitled to. Mr. Quadra was very well knowledgable on the legal side of my experience and was able to inform me in a way that I understood, it is evident that Mr. Quadra is a strong advocate for those of us who the system leaves behind. I am so honored to have experienced his work and met Mr. Quadra; if you want someone who will ensure you get the outcome you want, and advocate for you on a legal level, please see Mr. James Quadra!
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Posted by Tian | February 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer - couldn't be happier with my choice!
James (Jim) is an excellent lawyer. He and his partner Rebecca are extremely professional and passionate. Mostly importantly, he deeply cares for his clients. Jim guided me throughout my case and provided critical guidance and support. I could've never resolved my case as smoothly as I did without their service. I highly recommend Jim to anyone looking for legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
I feel extremely fortunate to have found and worked with James Qudra. For my startup, I had a shareholder dispute that later escalated to a full blown lawsuit. Before meeting James and his partner Rebecca, my company hired an outside counsel to help with the case. After not being able to move things forward for months, I finally decided to switch counsel and that's when I met James and his partner, Rebecca. My experience with the lawsuit changed dramatically once I started working with James. Before James, I had many sleepless nights. After working with James, I slept well knowing that James and Rebecca are not only extremely smart but also extremely efficient with their work. James and Rebecca were able to make 3-4 times more progress in 1/2-1/3 of the time than my previous law firm. Not only that, James and Rebecca took time to really understand the situation and heard me out whereas the previous law firm, I didn't feel like they cared. With James and Rebecca, I always felt that they cared about me as a person. James and Rebecca were able to resolve the lawsuit for the company and helped us reach a great outcome. James is also very caring, extremely bright, but also knows when to be very aggressive. He's an extremely competent attorney and throughout my entrepreneurial career, I know I will be relying on James whenever I need legal counsel. If you have the privilege of working with James and Rebecca, you should consider yourself very lucky. I certainly feel lucky to have met James and to have James help my company through the tough litigation we were going through.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2013
Look no further!!!
Look no further for the most professional, knowledgeable, and stand up attorney you will find. When going to battle you undoubtedly want James on your side. He singlehandedly orchestrated a settlement for my case after completely dismantling the oppositions main players leaving them no choice but to avoid court. This attorney is the real deal!
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Posted by Cesar | March 12, 2013
Excellent Lawyer!
Simply put, Jim Quadra is one of the best and smartest lawyers I know. He is able to identify the issues quickly and presents practical and common sense advise and counsel.
Posted by Nancy | March 4, 2013
Outstanding Attorney
Jim is not only a brilliant attorney but also a compassionate one. We hired him to represent us in a serious automobile accident where we were the defendant - despite having an insurance attorney for free. It was the best decision we could have made. Jim was worth every penny, negotiating a settlement with the opposing party we do not think would have happened without him. He laid out his strategy clearly to us right from the beginning, always listened patiently to our concerns, and with great kindness calmly talked my husband (the defendant) down from many an emotional cliff. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Juan | March 4, 2013
Quadra & Coll...Perhaps the only Five Star law firm around!
If a ten star rating existed, James Quadra and his amazing associates would be the recipients! James Quadra is extremely helpful and honest. I would highly recommend he and the entire group at Quadra & Coll. Whether it"s a minor or major case, he and his associates work hard. James is very prompt about returning my calls and keeping me updated on every aspect of my case. James is very empathetic and down to earth - really gives you a full and complete understanding of what"s going on in terms you can comprehend. That alone makes you feel comfortable! I am extremely grateful for all the assistance he's provided and the hour upon hours he's put in. Not only is he an outstanding attorney, he's a terrific guy!
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2013
A great lawyer who really knows how to get it done
Working with Jim Quadra has been a really good experience. He knows his facts, is quick to respond and takes charge of getting the job done. Jim explains the legal issues very clearly and yet does not waste time or money on fluff. He has helped provide foundation for our case by way of legal research and presented it well to those who need to know that material. I would give him a very strong endorsement as a great attorney to have on your side. I would also be fearful of those who have him as counsel on the opposing counsel's team. Really smart and very good value for the money.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2011
Extremely Professional Attorney
James Quadra was referred to me by a friend who is also an attorney. My first question to my friend was "who is the best attorney you would recommend?" and he replied with "James Quadra." This couldn't have been more true. From our first meeting, Jim was completely in charge and knew exactly the course of action to take in order for me to achieve my desired outcome. He was thorough in his research, and had a complete understanding of the subject matter, which I discovered many other attorneys did not (this involved trust management). More importantly, Jim took all of the pressure off of me and made me feel comfortable. This was the first time in my life I was involved in litigation. I was being accused of trust mismanagement, which I knew was completely false and had all the necessary documentation to prove my innocence. However, when charges are being brought against you unjustly, it is quite nerve-racking, and the most valuable thing Jim did, was to calm me down and reiterate that there was an intelligent resolution to this matter. The best thing I did was to follow his advice to the word. Jim's understanding of the subject matter, and the best way to resolve it, was so much more sophisticated than any approach I could have thought of, that it replaced all feelings of helplessness, and instead turned it around in to one of confidence, as Jim was able to brilliantly educate me as to how we were going to achieve my goal. Which we did. At the final resolution of this case, I came out with EVERYTHING I wanted. I couldn't have asked for anything more, and was ecstatic over the final outcome. It was Jim's innate understanding of his profession, and his ability to control the situation, that was the key. Jim took what was a frightening experience for me, and turned it in to one of complete satisfaction. I would completely and without any reservation recommend James Quadra, and the entire firm of Calvo, Fisher and Jacob for their superb analytical capabilities. They are an exceptional firm and for that I am eternally thankful.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Quadra & Coll, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Calvo Fisher & Jacob, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Moscone, Emlidge & Quadra, LLP
  • 1998 - 2010
  • Deputy City Attorney
  • SF City Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Severson & Werson
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Gray Cary Ames & Frye
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Complete® Cases, J.C.C.P. 4521 (Lazar et al vs. AMO, Inc. et al., O.C.S.C. No. 07-CC-01296).
  • The action has been certified and is currently scheduled for trial in June 2011 before Judge David Velasquez in Orange County Superior Court. Jim Quadra is co-lead counsel.
  • Vienna Hall, et al., v. Cinema 7, Inc., et al., S.F. Sup. Ct. No. 02-409105.
  • The Class obtained a judgment regarding liability at trial in 2007 which led to a $3,740,000 settlement.
  • Old Republic Title Company Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4111; (Wisper v. Old Republic Title Company, et al.)
  • The class settled a portion of the case for more than $3 million. The trial regarding the remaining claims resulted in judgment for customers of escrow services throughout California of $14 million. Mr. Quadra was one of trial attorneys who tried the case
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Associations

  • San Francisco Legal AID Society - Employment Law Center
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Panel Member Early Settlement Program
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Francisco Unified School District's Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2004 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Buen Día Family School
  • President
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 2014 SF Mass Tort/ Class Actions Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 20th Edition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2012
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 19th Edition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2011
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2010
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2009
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2008
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2007
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2006
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Northern California Super Lawyer 2005
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Recorder Roundtables
  • Starting Your Own Small Firm
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • County Counsels’ Association of California 2012 Annual Conference
  • Issues and Consideration for Public Entities Entering Large-Scale Multi-Party Litigation as Plaintiffs
  • 2012
  • Recorder Roundtables
  • How to Build a Successful Smaller Law Firm
  • 2011
  • Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs' Presentation Regarding ADR for International Disputes
  • Arbitration to Resolve International Disputes
  • 2011
  • CEB MCLE Winter Fair
  • Torts Practice: Recent Developments
  • 2010
  • CEB MCLE Winter Fair
  • Torts Practice: Recent Developments
  • 2009
  • CEB MCLE Winter Fair
  • Torts Practice: Recent Developments
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse James
Litigation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim Quadra over 20 years both as opposing counsel and as co-counsel. He has a brilliant mind for litigation and problem solving. You definitely want him on your side."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Quadra professionally for over 20 years and have worked on numerous cases with him. He is an exceptionally talented litigator and strategist, who also possesses the highest ethical standards. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney, hard working and caring too."

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San Francisco Litigation Lawyer James Andrew Quadra
James Andrew Quadra
Litigation Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 36 years
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