Skip to main content

James Anthony Dal Bon

Employment and labor Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   31 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    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.

CALL NOW TO SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT/LABOR ATTORNEY.

Over twenty years experience in employment and criminal law.  We help people get through some of the worst experiences in their lives: loss of job or an arrest by the police. In Silicon Valley your reputation is important.  Go to an attorney who is effective and uses discretion in handling your legal matter.  The first consultation is always free.  Call to speak to an attorney now.

Awards

Top Contributor 2019,2018,2014
Top Contributor
2019 2018 2014
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

Location

The Wisdom Law Group APC
1625 The Alameda, Ste 207
San Jose, CA, 95126

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
5 Star
 
97%
4 Star
 
3%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Adela | August 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Termination
Mr. Dal Bon stood up and helped me when many other lawyers were not willing to work with me. However, his hard work and belief in my case made all of the difference. My case was resolved thanks to him, and I would recommend him to my loved ones any day. Important note: this was the only lawsuit I have been a part of, so I didn’t realize how slow some processes could be. Nevertheless, Mr. Dal Bon was attentive and updated me along the way.
Read less
Posted by Susan | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in employment law
My employer got rid of me due to age discrimination and nothing to do with my job performance. I was at this job for a really long time. They just wanted to replace me with younger people and that mean a lower salary. Mr. Dalbon helped me to get a very good severance package that my former employer didn't offer me. I am really glad I used someone like Mr Dalbon who has extensive knowledge of employment law.
Read less
Posted by Cesar | February 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retaliation, Discrimination & Wrongful Termination case
I reached out to James in regard to a wrongful termination claim I had against a former employer. He carefully explained the process, helped me gather meaningful evidence and guided me to a favorable settlement. I could always reach out to him via phone, email, and text, and he always responded in a timely and professional manner. If you are looking for someone who will give it to you straight, be treated with respect, and represented professionally, then you will be in good hands with James!
Read less
Posted by Lisa Ann | September 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied with what Mr. Dal Bon done for me.
I have interviewed many lawyers to help me. Most will only spend less than 10 to 15 minutes speaking to me on the phone. Any more time I will have to pay them. I left him a message stating how urgent it was for him to call me back and it was a Saturday. He called me back very soon on the same day. Most lawyers wouldn't do that for sure. It's their day off, but James called me and spoke to me on the phone for 2.5 hrs. I would recommend anyone with employer disputes to contact James for a free consultation. I hired him and he worked very hard on my case. Thank you James for taking on my case.
Read less
Posted by Quan | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The attorney you need
James took over my case after a few other attorneys didn't help me much. James had ongoing support for my questions and concerns and gave great advice. I would recommend James to anyone seeking competent legal counsel. James is honest, personable, and will advocate for you when you need him most.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James helped me went through unfair situation
I had a hard time that was extremely unfair to me and decided to fight back. James helped me went through all the steps and get it settled. Thank you James! Highly recommend James for any employment justice cases.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely compassionate problem solver!
James was like no other attorney I've worked with, and immediately understood the unique situation I was dealing with. He listened and asked crucial questions to better understand how he could help and provided me with the critical steps I needed to take to protect myself without giving in to unfounded claims. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent employment law expert who treats his clients like real people with real problems.
Read less
Posted by Leah | July 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Savior!
This review needed to be written end of last year, and I'm finally sitting down to write it. I have had more than one lawyer in my lifetime for various reasons, so trust me when I tell you this guy is on your side. He was the one who reached out to me on this site after posting a question, and a very stressful experience. It was a time sensitive situation. He was reassuring, and was able to achieve everything he intended to do, regarding a complicated case of workplace discrimination. Highly recommend!
Read less
Posted by Suman | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine advise with a personal touch
I was in a tough spot at work (Tech company in the Bay Area) and was quite desperate for some legal advice. Of the many lawyers I found on Yelp, James made immediate contact and gave me a patient hearing about my concerns and provided me with genuine advise. All of other lawyers I reached out to first wanted me to fill out a detailed in-take document with all of my personal details, the most important being my salary. James was the only one who was genuinely interested in knowing about my problem. The setup was very professional with online docu-sign, getting a contract in place was very easy. Throughout the process I felt I could trust James to give me the advice and course of action that was best suited for me personally. The issue at my workplace was resolved in my favor and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I sincerely thank James for all the help and I hope my review will light the way for others looking for help with their troubles.
Read less
Posted by Michelle | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I was in search of a lawyer who worked in employment law and James contacted me right away. He made me feel heard and gave me some really sound advice on how to handle the issues I was facing. Taking the steps and language he suggested showed I was serious to my employer. The worst thing that happened to me through this whole ordeal was that I felt alone and lost hope. James was there for me and his expertise and knowledge gave me the courage to move forward. I spoke with many other lawyers but none came close to James, I highly recommend him.
Read less
Posted by Chris | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy. Really cares about his clients.
Jim was really helpful, patient and organized when it came to working my case. He went over all the details and made sure I understood what was going on the entire time. He wanted the best outcome for me and really showed that he cared about my future. We won the case.
Posted by Jose | May 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I got fired and didn't get paid
Mr. Dal bon helped me to get my paid. My employer is the scum of the earth.....
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good attorney for high-tech issues
The thing I liked about Mr. Dal Bon is that you can speak directly with him on the weekend, and he will work with you if you want to communicate via encrypted email. He can be available on short notice and give different payment options. He's flexible and has been practicing for many years. If you are an I.T. professional with an employment law issue, he can help you.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Profesional Review
For a period of time, my life was spinning out of control. The need for representation created havoc in both my personal and professional life. Jim has the knowledge, experience, and honesty that is so sought after in this profession. It was not only the legal experience, but the personal approach he took to this issue. Contact was constant while he was on vacation. I did not have to talk with anyone else. There are many lawyers out there and you have a choice. But if there is an issue in this arena, talk to Jim and then evaluate from there. Would I use him again? Without a doubt. Thank you for all you have done Jim. I know i can rely on you personally and professionally.
Read less
Posted by Elaine | July 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
James Del Bon has been a huge help for me and it went very quickly. The charge was worth it. Thank you JIm for your timeliness and patientce! Along with you knowledge of Labor Law! Jim got me 6 months severance with COBRA and unemployment benefit in less than a month!
Posted by Niki | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional - approachable
I met with James DalBon over the course of a year for a criminal case. James was understanding as well as compassionate. Every step of the way I was informed on my options and never felt pressure to go one direction or the other. It was a comfort to know I had someone on my side who stood up for my rights. In the end justice prevailed and the case was dropped.
Read less
Posted by Amber | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend! Very Professional Services!
James helped me with a mis-classifications and wage case. James is very specific when it comes to identifying the supporting points to the case and had great strategy for the hearing. He is friendly and I felt very comfortable working with him. My case went smoothly and his fees are reasonable. Highly recommend him to perform a great service and take the time to explain the law to you as well.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation for James Dal Bon
My wife and I recommend James Dal Bon. Mr. Dal Bon represented us recently. We found him to be professional, hardworking and experienced. We can attest to his attention to detail, his skill to identify and focus on essential facts, his knowledge of the law and his ability to negotiate well. We are most glad we used his services. Further, we can vouch for the recommendations of others below having experienced the qualities of James Dal Bon they represent.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
we got the best conflict resolution we could possibly get.
James spent a lot of time on our case. He tried to understand very detail of our case and found the best possible solution for our dispute. We recommend his service and will hire him again if needed.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recovering back wages from a hi-tech private company
Mr. Dal Bon developed a very sound strategy, from a direct negotiation with the company in order to recover back wages that they owed, all the way to the presenting the claim to the Labor Commissioner, and eventually, to go to the court (as a potential culmination of the entire process). He carefully reviewed all factual information and calculated the claim amount that included not only unpaid wages but also overtime wages and waiting time penalties for failure to receive final wages timely upon separation of employment. Thanks to the developed strategy and presenting the entire case to the Labor Commissioner, the hi-tech private company in question approached Mr. Dal Bon and proposed an acceptable settlement. The timeline of the entire process was shorter that originally outlined by Mr. Dal Bon. A big contribution to shortening the timeline was exemplary responsiveness of the Mr. Dal Bon's Law Offices when handling the matter in different stages of the entire process. I recommend Mr. James Anthony Dal Bon to all who bring Employment and Labor-related claims supported by reasonable factual data related to these claims.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James Dal Bon
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Dal Bon & Margain
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Western Service Worker's Association
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • 1996
  • Hammer of Justice
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel
  • 1995
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse James
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had Jim as an opposing counsel on several wage and hour cases. He is a fair and zealous advocate for his clients and is knowledgeable about the law. I've referred a number of potential clients to Jim and have received positive feedback regarding his abilities. The fact that he speaks Spanish is a definite asset to his practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I represented several employers in cases brought by Mr. Dal Bon, and have found him to be a zealous and knowledgeable advocate for his clients. I can recommend James for his ablilty, vigilence and demeanor, as well as his ability to cut through to the core of a case to speed recovery for his clients. He also is well respected in the legal community and I am proud to view James as a professional colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is well known in the legal community as an effective advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation
Criminal defense