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Paul bought a super computer for his office.  The computer does not work right.  Paul wants to get his money back.  Martha hired a contractor to remodel her office.  The contractor did a poor job.  Martha doesn’t want to pay for the faulty work.  John bought an 18-wheeler but the promised grant money fell through.  He blames the seller.  None of them knows the law.  A multitude of worries plague them.  Do I have a valid claim?  Will legal time limits block my case?  Should I let it go or sue?  Would arbitration or mediation work for me?  Can I trust a lawyer?  How do I know the lawyer is any good?  Can I afford a lawyer?  Feeling cheated and angry about what happened, they think their emotions might be getting in the way of seeing the truth.  They dread the thought of a lawsuit and the costs.  A maze of uncertainty stops them from taking action.  Sound like you?  

Call me.  I can help you through the maze.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 50%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    41 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    41 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    41 years, 50 cases

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Contact info

2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerLaw Offices of JAMES GLASSFORD1987 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorJFK University Law School1999 - 2010
PartnerNaphan & Glassford1979 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
JFK University Law ReviewThree Faces of Bad Faith2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
United States Military AcademyN/AOther - BachelorsN/A