James R. Traut

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Ana, CA

Traut Firm
 | 5 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone: 714-312-3821
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

James R. Traut is the founding partner of the Traut Firm, a legal malpractice and personal injury firm located in Santa Ana, California. His practice is devoted exclusively to litigation and focuses on helping plaintiffs throughout Southern California in personal injury and wrongful death claims involving motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, construction accidents, premises liability and defective products. Mr. Traut also represents clients pursuing legal malpractice and insurance bad faith claims. His dedication to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligent or wrongful behavior of others has resulted in numerous jury verdicts in excess of $1 million.

In 1972, Mr. Traut obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1976. Mr. Traut is certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification as a civil trial lawyer as well as a civil pretrial practice lawyer. He is admitted to practice in California.

In recognition of his superb record and high ethical standards, Mr. Traut has been awarded the AV-Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by both the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.

Outside the courtroom, Mr. Traut furthers his legal advocacy skills through his association with several professional organizations. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Mr. Traut is also a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

*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.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%)

Professional Liability (20%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About James Traut

Admitted: 1978, California

Professional Webpage: http://trautfirm.com/james-r-traut

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rating, the Highest Possible Rating of Legal Ability
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association "Trial Lawyer of the Year"
  • American Board of Trial Advocates "Trial Lawyer of the Year"

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Cvil Tial Secialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1978
  • Member, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of L.A.
  • Member, Banyard Inns of Court
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of California
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1972
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Office Location for James R. Traut

5 Hutton Centre Drive
Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone: 714-312-3821


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Last Updated: 11/28/2016

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