James F. Tierney, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Redlands, CA

Bentley & More LLP
 | 1710 Plum Lane, Suite A
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 909-635-3800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

James F. Tierney, III began his practice as an associate with a major Inland Empire insurance defense firm. In 1990 he became a partner in the firm of Stanfield & Warner. During this time, Mr. Tierney’s practice was mainly dedicated to insurance defense, public entity and police civil liability defense for the County of San Bernardino. In 1996, Mr. Tierney’s firm merged with a leading Orange County defense firm and he became managing partner of their Inland Empire office. In 2000 he decided to change sides and began representing plaintiffs’ after spending over 16 years representing defendants in personal injury cases.

Mr. Tierney’s current practice is the representation of a wide variety of plaintiffs’ in personal injury cases. He is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the California Bar Association and the Joseph P. Campbell Inns of Court. He is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an honor bestowed on very few trial attorneys nationwide. He has volunteered as a Judge Pro Tem and has also worked as an Appellate Court Mediator at the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside.

Mr. Tierney has been a resident of the Inland Empire for well over 40 years, having grown up in the High Desert and then living and raising his family in the San Bernardino area for the past 25 years. He is active in the community and was recently named to the Board of Directors for Junior University, an organization that devotes its time and resources to developing and encouraging young performers learn and practice their craft in presenting quality and professional summer musical programs in San Bernardino.

Mr. Tierney is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the preeminent rating, achievable only after admission to the bar for at least ten years, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics.

Mr. Tierney has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and has also been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for Personal Injury.

Mr. Tierney's service has been recognized by several different institutions during his time as an attorney. He is rated as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and was listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America.** These honors underscore Mr. Tierney's continued dedication to his clients in the Inland Empire.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

** The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About James Tierney, III

Admitted: 1984, California


  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 trial lawyers in California by The National Trial Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America in 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CAL-ABOTA Board, Member-at-Large
  • San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter, President, 2009- California
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Joseph P. Campbell Inns of Court
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1985
  • California, 1984
  • California Bar Association 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors for Junior University
  • Judge Pro Tem

Industry Groups

  • CAOC
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
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Office Location for James F. Tierney, III

1710 Plum Lane
Suite A
Redlands, CA 92374

Phone: 909-635-3800


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Last Updated: 8/6/2018

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