James I. Ham

James I. Ham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in South Pasadena, CA

Pansky Markle Ham LLP
 | 1010 Sycamore Avenue, Suite 308
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone: 213-626-7300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jim Ham is a litigator who handling State Bar discipline trials, legal malpractice cases, fee disputes and other civil litigation, and provides expert consultation and testimony in appropriate cases.  He counsels attorneys about legal ethics and risk management, law office management, conflicts of interest, conflict waivers, disqualification motions, partnership disputes and the acquisition and departure of lawyers.  He served as a Commissioner of the State Bar of California's Rules Revision Commission from 2015 to 2017.  He handled complex civil litigation in federal and state courts as a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP (1996-2006) and shareholder of Quinn, Kully and Morrow, P.C. (1987-1996).  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).  Lecturer in Law on legal ethics, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California (2008-2014).  Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, ABA Center on Professional Responsibility, ABA Firm Counsel Project, and Association of Discipline Defense Counsel.  Former member, California State Bar, Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.

About James Ham

Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: http://panskymarkle.com/james-ham.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Member, Board of Trustees, Los Angeles County Bar Association (2009-2010); ABA Ethics 20/20 Liaison to Los Angeles County Bar Board of Trustees; Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (Chair, 2009-2010).  Member, State Bar of California (former member, Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility & Conduct ("COPRAC")). Member, American Bar Association (ABA Center for Professional Responsibility; ABA Section of Business Law Firm Counsel Project and Professional Responsibility Committee; and ABA Section of Litigation Ethics and Professionalism Committee).  Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.  Member, Association of Discipline Defense Counsel.  Member Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Trustees, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2009
  • Board of Trustees, California Indian Legal Services

Industry Groups

  • Legal Profession
  • Office Location for James I. Ham

    1010 Sycamore Avenue
    Suite 308
    South Pasadena, CA 91030


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