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James Paul Larsen

Personal injury Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Jim Larsen

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
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Jim Larsen received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982, and his law degree from the University of Oregon in 1986. He has tried numerous jury and court cases and has argued at the appellate level in California and Oregon. Each of the partners of GJEL Accident Attorneys started their careers in public service, and while their cases have gotten larger and more complex along the way, that hasn't changed the firm's focus. GJEL clients don't pay a penny unless they win. 

 

In it's April 2010 edition, Plaintiff Magazine named GJEL Accident Attorneys "one of the area's top civil litigation firms." The firm was also featured on the cover of San Francisco Magazine's "Best Lawyers in America" August 2009 edition. With over $600 million in verdicts and settlements, the firm is on every short list of top plaintiff's auto accident and personal injury law firms in California. 

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Partners from GJEL Accident Attorneys discuss the firm's outstanding reputation. "We represent people," says Jim, "that we know aren't going to be treated fairly without somebody like us standing up for them."
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Location

GJEL Accident Attorneys
2950 Buskirk Ave, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597

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Posted by Alexis | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer through a difficult time
I had the chance to work with both Andy Gillin and Jim Larsen. They were able to guide me through the process of my personal injury lawsuit. Jim especially took great care to advise me through the settlement process, which went through several iterations to ensure that I received the compensation for my injuries that I deserved without dragging everyone through a trial. Although Jim says he love trying cases and would've gotten right into the fray if he felt it was the best avenue for my case! Throughout the process, Jim was a pleasure to spend time with, sharing funny stories to break the tension. He is thoughtful about the human side of these cases and advised me throughout the ring insights about different defendants he's dealt with throughout his career. I also want to commend the administrative staff for their professionalism. Any good firm recognizes how vital they are and GJEL's staff is top notch.
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Posted by Heidi | October 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Representation
Jim Larsen and Andy Gillin are outstanding personal injury attorneys. They are very knowledgeable about the law and the insurance claims process. Because of their excellent reputation with insurance companies, Jim Larsen settled my first party and third party claims for injuries resulting from a brain injury quickly and for the maximum amount available. Jim Larsen was a tough negotiator when it was needed and a compassionate counselor during difficult periods of my recovery.
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Posted by Breanna | November 12, 2011
My experience with Jim Larsen
During a critical time in my life, I experienced the pleasure of having Jim Larsen and Andy Gillian at GJEL on my side. Jim Larsen was genuinely concerned about my health and recovery while diligently pursuing my case. Jim and his team worked hard to resolve my difficult circumstances in order to provide the best possible outcome for me. I couldn't have been more satisfied with their integrity and communication. Jim provided a friendly atmosphere and I felt extremely comfortable working with him. After experiencing their exceptional service and caring approach, I would highly recommend GJEL to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2010
Review for Jim Larsen
We consider ourselves fortunate to have had Jim as our lawyer. Since we've never gone through this process before, we didn't really know what to expect. But with Jim on our side guiding us, we always felt confident with every step that we took. We would highly recommend Jim to anyone with no hesitation.
Posted by Martin | September 17, 2010
Loss of focus
I greatly appreciated Jim's calm and level headed approach during years of my confusion. I spent considerable time meeting and corresponding with him. He is a compassionate individual who takes the high road. He also had an astute intuitive feel for my case. I highly recommend him. You can rest assured he has you best interests at heart.
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Posted by David | June 2, 2010
excellent lawyer
I was involved a car accident inwhich I suffered a brain injury. I searched the web and found the law offices of GJEL of Walnut Creek, Ca. Mr Jim Larsen and his staff called me and He handled my case. Mr Larsen was frieindly, professional, and also caring . He kept me informed all thru the case. He knew all aspects of the law pertaining to the my case. I would highly recommend Jim Larsen, Attorney at Law.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • GJEL Accident Attorneys
  • 1988 - 2011

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • U.S. Federal Court
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • San Francisco Area Lawyers of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • AV-Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyer
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
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Publications

  • James Publishing publication, Advisory Board
  • Representing California Sexual Harassment Plaintiffs
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Bay Area Chapter of Northern California
  • Medical Cases Involving Bay Area Nurses
  • 2009
  • Alameda County Superior Court
  • Day of Trial Settlement Mentor
  • 2008
  • CLE Mediation
  • Mediation
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (19)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is an outstanding and hard-working lawyer. He is seasoned, experienced and an asset to the Bay Area legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Jim when I was defending a young driver who slammed into the back of his client's car. He was a very worthy oppoent, but an even better professional colleague. Although he had much more experience than I did in our first encounter, he never exploited that position which is a testament to his good character."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding experience, knowledge, and dedication to serving the client. Within the personal injury practice, Jim consistently achieves results for the client that match any lawyer in California while providing a level of service and commitment to the client that is unmatched."
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Walnut Creek Personal injury Lawyer James Paul Larsen
James Paul Larsen
Personal injury Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 36 years