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James P. Nevin Jr

Personal injury Attorney at Novato, CA

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    California - CA 21 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Mesothelioma; Asbestos; Toxic Torts

    22 years

  2. Wrongful death
    50%
    Mesothelioma; Asbestos; Toxic Torts

    22 years

A San Francisco Bay Area native, James Nevin received a bachelor of arts from Boston College (majoring in International Studies), a master of arts in Asian Studies (business and politics) from Stanford University, and a law degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was an editor on the UCLA Law Review.

 

Mr. Nevin is a partner and trial counsel with the firm. He has been with Brayton Purcell since March 2002. His legal practice focuses on all civil litigation representing plaintiffs, specializing in toxic torts, such as asbestos, and catastrophic injury and death. In 2011, Mr. Nevin became the youngest member in the history of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the second youngest memember in the history of national ABOTA.

In 2004, Mr. Nevin attended the ABA/TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy held at the National Judicial College, and in 2007, he returned as a member of the faculty. Mr. Nevin is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars, and other CLE events. In 2010, Mr. Nevin was honored as one of the Forty Under Forty Leading Professionals by the North Bay Business Journal. Since 2009, he has been selected for inclusion in Super April 2012, Mr. Nevin was honored to be among the 50 Fast Track Lawyers chosen by The Recorder. In 2012, 2013, and again in 2014, Mr. Nevin was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, an honor held only by the top 40 trial attorneys in California under the age of 40. Since 2012, Mr. Nevin was honored by the National Trial Lawyers when he was selected for membership in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California. In 2014, he joined the Board of Directors of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association and served as President from 2016-2018, and was recognized as one of San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers by Legal Leaders magazine. His prior legal experience includes work as a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals.

 

Before entering the legal field, Mr. Nevin lived in China, where he studied Mandarin Chinese and taught advanced English and U.S. history and political science.

 

Mr. Nevin is admitted to practice in the state of California, the state of Washington, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the United States District Courts in California and Washington state. He is a member the American Association for Justice,Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Trial Lawyers. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association.

 

He is rated "AV" Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Client Review and "AV" Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, indicating that he has achieved the height of professional excellence. This peer reviewed and client reviewed rank indicates the highest level of skill and integrity in an attorney's practice areas.

 

In addition to his legal experience as a trial attorney at Brayton Purcell, he also has published articles to his credit including:

  • Tribute to One San Francisco Juror, Daily Journal, January 18, 2012
  • Obstacles to Internet Voting: Perceived Problems with Security and “Digital Divide” Vote Dilution (6 W.Va. J. L. & Tech. 2.1; May 10, 2002)

Mr. Nevin regularly posts to the California Mesothelioma Law Blog.

 

Mr. Nevin resides in Novato, CA with his wife, Brigit, a former Pesticide Enforcement Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, his sons, Sean and Colin, and his daughters, Shelby and Claire. His interests include spending time with his wife and children, and visting Lake Tahoe.

 

Mr. Nevin is a regular supporter of the Novato Charter School (NCS), and the Interational Dyslexia Foundation.

 

Mr. Nevin has devoted his legal career to obtaining justice for American workers and their families who have been victimized by toxic exposures in the work place.

Location

James P. Nevin Jr
222 Rush Landing Rd
Novato, CA, 94945

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 40%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brayton Purcell, LLP
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Stanford University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • https://www.braytonlaw.com/Court-Successes/James-Nevin-Trials.shtml

Associations

  • Consumer Attornerys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Marin Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • 50 Fast Track Lawyers
  • The Recorder
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Forty Under Forty Leading Professionals
  • North Bay Business Journal
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Daily Journal
  • Tribute to One San Francisco Juror
  • 2012
  • 6 W.Va. J. L. & Tech
  • Obstacles to Internet Voting: Perceived Problems with Security and 'Digital Divide' Vote Dilution
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Northwest Asbestos Litigation Conference
  • Asbestos Trials: View from the Bench and Bar
  • 2014

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Novato Personal injury Lawyer James P. Nevin Jr
James P. Nevin Jr
Personal injury Attorney
Novato, CA
Licensed for 21 years