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I am Assistant Chief Counsel with the California Department of Managed Health Care, Office of Enforcement in Sacramento, California. 


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  1. Government: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael T Kleps

    I have worked with Jim on various committees. I have seen him speak on insurance law at a statewide legal seminar. He is genuine, friendly, and knows how to get the best possible result for his clients. I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Michael Kleps Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Alan Nelson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I recently worked on a case with Jim. He was extremely diligent in his work and highly ethical in his approach to legal representation. He demonstrated to me an aggressive and balanced approach to dealing with the opposing party. He also showed empathy and excellent communication skills with our mutual client. I have referred cases to Jim, this is the highest endorsement I can give another attorney.


    David Nelson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

California Department of Managed Health Care

Office of Enforcement
980 9th Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA, 95814


DCInactive 200807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Recognition - Street Law ClinicLAW Advocates2010
Recognition - Tenant ClinicLAW Advocates2009
San Mateo County's Best - "Legal Services"San Mateo Times2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Chief Counsel - Office of EnforcementCalifornia Dept of Managed Health Care2014 - Present
Staff Counsel III, Office of EnforcementState of California Department of Managed Health Care2012 - Present
Special Investigator, Bureau of InvestigationFlorida Department Of Financial Services2012 - 2012
AttorneyLaw Office of James C. Haigh1990 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2008 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2012
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1990 - 2011
Santa Clara County Bar Association Insurance Law SectionExecutive Committee1990 - 2008
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaMember1985 - 2011
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1979 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialCase settled by insurer
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Dog Bite InstituteDog Bite Claims: Navigating the Insurance Maze2009
Mid-Peninsula Dental Society ArticulatorTen Way To Dodge The Bullet2007
Dental Risk Management Foundation Risk Management ReportDental Risk Management Article1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hastings College of Trial and Appellate AdvocacyN/ACertification1980
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Alma CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dog Bite Institute 2009Dog Bite Claims: Navigating the Insurance Maze2009
AADGP Palm Springs ConferenceDental Risk Management1995
Quarterly MeetingDental Risk Management1992
Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter MeetingDental Risk Management1992