James I. Ham

James I. Ham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Glendale, CA

Law Office of James I. Ham, A Professional Corporation
 | 655 N Central Ave, 17th Fl.
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: 818-484-8955
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (80%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jim Ham handles California State Bar investigations, discipline trials and other law of lawyering issues.  He acts as outside legal ethics counsel to numerous law firms and lawyers, and serves as n expert consultant and witness in the areas of professional ethics and the standard of care.  Areas include litigation, legal ethics and risk management, law office management, legal fees, conflicts of interest, disqualification, practice in California by non-admitted lawyers, partnership disputes, fee splitting, and the acquisition and departure of lawyers.  Member, Special Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State of California (2015-2017).  Lecturer, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California (2008-2014).  Chair, Association of Professional Responsiblity Lawyers Public Statements Committee.  Board Member, Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library; Member, Board of Trustees, Los Angeles County Bar Association (2009-2010) and Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (2009-2010).  Member, Board of Trustees, California Indian Legal Services (2008-2015).  Former partner, Arnold & Porter LLP (1996-2006) and shareholder, Quinn, Kully and Morrow, P.C. (1987-1996). 

    About James Ham

    Admitted: 1981, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.hamlawoffice.com

    Honors/Awards:

    • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Peer rated for highest leval of professional excellence -- AV Preeminent -- by Martindale-Hubble for over 20 years., Preeminent AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Public Statements Chair, Association of Professsional Responsiblity Lawyers, 2019
    • Admitted to practice in the state of Texas., 2018
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsiblity and Ethics Committee (1985-present), 2019
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library (2016-2019), 2019
    • Law 360, Editorial Advisory Board (Legal Ethics) (2016-2018), 2018
    • Commissioner, State Bar of Califonria Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct (January 2015-March 2017)., 2017
    • Member, Board of Trustees, California Indian Legal Services (2008-2015), 2015
    • Lecturer in Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law (2008-2014), 2014

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member, Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library (2016-2019), 2019
    • Participant in Dallas Bar Association's Volunteer Attorney Project providing pro bono assistance to low income individuals., 2019
    • Board of Trustees, California Indian Legal Services (2008-2015), 2015
    • Board of Trustees, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2009

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Super Lawyer recognition every year since 2006., 2020
    • Preeminent AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell., 2020

    Educational Background:

    • Juris Doctor awarded 1981.  Executive Editor, UCLA Law Review Volume 28., 1981
    • Phi Kappa Phi.  Degree conferred 1978., 1978

    Industry Groups

    • Legal Profession
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    Office Location for James I. Ham

    655 N Central Ave
    17th Fl.
    Glendale, CA 91203

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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