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James Lemuel Pearson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as James Pearson

  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Drunk Driving / DUI Defense, as well as felony criminal defense. I represent people in Court, obtain evidence from the DA, Negotiate fair settlements of the case, File pre-trial motions to dismiss or suppress evidence, and take cases to trial.

    6 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Social Security & Disability
    Social Security Disability lawyer - 15 years experience winning hundreds of disability cases across the Bay Area and Northern California. I develop stronger evidence with letters and forms from doctors, witness letters, and medical records.

    19 years, 3,000 cases

My dad influenced me to become a lawyer. My dad was a was diagnosed with a genetic eye disease snd became disabled. I saw him struggle financially. from that time on I became fascinated with how the legal system can help people that are in difficult situations.

I practice criminal defense and have learned with time that I really enjoy DUI defense, and I enjoy helping people with drug and alcohol issues in their life. I like helping people be able to move forward in their life. I like using the law as a sword and a shield to protect and advocate for a fair resolution of the case. Somtimes you also just have to go to trial and stand your ground. I also have learned to do some post-convictioni motions to reduce felonies to misdemeanors, or motions to vacate convictions for immigrants. I have also developed a focus on protecting immigrants and minimizing deportation risk in the criminal plea process. 

I have also started filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and I am learning a great deal about the powerr of the bankruptcy rules, as well as how to advise people properly before filing bankruptcy, and then using the bankruptcy to stop lawsuits, wage garnishments, and bank levees. Also, the bankruptcy discharge can be powerful in defending the debtor in court after the bankruptcy case has concluded. 


James Pearson Attorney At Law
2740 Fulton Ave
Sacramento, CA, 95821

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5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Micaela | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond words...
When the world turned its back, when no one would listen, when no one wanted to believe... James didn't leave me, he listened to me, he believed in me more than I believed in myself. James fought hard to defend me... and won the case. I'm speechless. God bless you and your family, James!
Posted by Patrick | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My disability case
James was instrumental in my final appeal for disability. He did a great job. Very nice and cordial.
Response from James Pearson July 20, 2021
Thank you for your business Patrick. It was an honor to able to help you win your case.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney.
Mr. Pearson is a fantastic attorney. He represented me very well and won my case! He paid very close attention to detail on my case, and was very responsive with frequent communication. I highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
James went to bat for me and won
After I was denied I was so frustrated having no income and being in so much pain. I decided I need a lawyer and I chose James. He was very prepared and knew the rules. He asked all the right questions and got the expert to admit I cant work those jobs. I won my case and couldnt have done it without James help. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Jay | June 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Superior Disability Claim Lawyer
James did a great job helping me win my Dissability appeal. He was very professional, understanding and thorough.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
You wanna win pick him....
James Pearson is wonderful he won me my case after 3 yrs of fighting for it thank you again ....
Response from James Pearson May 7, 2020
Thank you for the review! I’m so glad I was able to win your disability case!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Social Security Hearing Representative
  • Allsup Inc
  • 2014 - 2018


  • California State University, Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Lincoln Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • D.P., Social Security case in Vallejo
  • Fully Favorable decision


  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Disability Representatives
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Rising Star - Top Social Security Attorneys in America
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • 2019


  • California Benefits Press
  • Can I Get Disability Benefits for Depression?
  • 2019
  • California Benefits Press
  • Can I Get Disability Benefits for Depression?
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Sacramento Amputee Support Group
  • The Top 5 Things Social Security Needs To See To Approve A Disability Claim
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (11)
Endorse James
Immigration Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a dedicated practitioner that continues to grow and sharpen his advocacy skills. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his thorough and knowledgeable answers on this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I was able to work with James for a while, and I was really impressed with his work. He has great compassion for his clients, and works hard to get them justice. He is passionate and always willing to go above and beyond to get the best results for his clients."
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