James R. Ling

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Irvine, CA

Ling Law Group, APC
2855 Michelle, Suite 280
Irvine, CA 92606
Phone: 949-662-3826
Fax: 949-608-9581
Email: James R. Ling
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (20%), Business Litigation (20%), Cannabis Law (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James R. Ling is the managing partner of Ling Law Group in Irvine, California. Mr. Ling focuses his practice on business law, cannabis law, civil litigation, corporate law and real estate law, serving clients including individuals, cannabis dispensaries, developers, manufacturers and technology companies in Irvine and throughout the state of California.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Ling has litigated complex matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial litigation, partnership dissolution and trade secret misappropriation. He has litigation experience in both state and federal court and with all phases of the litigation process. He is committed to providing effective and detailed representation, utilizing strategies such as alternative dispute resolution and pretrial discovery to resolve disputes efficiently and thoroughly.

Mr. Ling received a bachelor’s degree in political science and legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He was the recipient of numerous awards during law school for his high grades, as well as a member of the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society and the McGeorge Law Review.

Following law school graduation, Mr. Ling passed the California bar examination and obtained a license to practice law in California. He is eligible to appear before all California state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of California. He also holds a California real estate license.

About James R. Ling

Admitted: 2014, California

Professional Webpage: http://linglawgroup.com/our-team/james-ling/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California Real Estate Broker's License (License No. 02028657)
  • California Real Estate Salesperson (License No. 02028657) 
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • California Supreme Court (California State Bar No. 295618)


  • Witkin Award for Highest Grade in Insurance Law
  • Capital Commendation for Public Service 
  • Robert J. Traynor Honor Society
  • Witkin Award for Highest Grade in Securities Regulations
  • Witkin Award for Highest Grade in Conflict of Laws
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2019), Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Witkin Award for Highest Grade in Business Associations

Educational Background

  • University of California, Berkeley BA Political Science & Legal Studies, Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law McGeorge Law Review, Phi Alpha Delta, J.D., With Distinction

Industry Groups

  • Business Formations
  • Compliance
  • Joint Ventures
  • Land Use Planning
  • Leases
  • Licensing
  • Standard Operating Procedures
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Office Location for James R. Ling

2855 Michelle
Suite 280
Irvine, CA 92606

Last Updated: 12/30/2020

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