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James I. Ham

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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
Email: James I. Ham
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Defense, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Jim Ham handles California State Bar investigations, discipline trials, fee disputes and other lawyer regulatory issues. He acts as outside ethics counsel to law firms and lawyers, and serves as an expert consultant and witness.  Areas include litigation, attorney fee disputes, legal ethics and risk management, law office management, 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). 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).  Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and Association of Discipline Defense Counsel. Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Association of Discipline Defense Counsel, American Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association.

About James I. Ham

First Admitted: 1981, California

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

Educational Background

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Prevailed on special motion to strike (Anti-Slapp) complaint against attorney on appeal, reversing the trial court and resulting in a dismissal of civil extortion and unfair competition claims against attorney and an award of attorneys' fees in favor of attorney client., 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Public Statements Chair, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, 2020
  • Admitted to practice in the state of Texas., 2018
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (1985-present), 2021
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library (2016-2021), 2021
  • 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

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyer recognition every year since 2006., 2021
  • Preeminent AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell., 2020

Honors/Awards

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • Peer rated for highest leval of professional excellence -- AV Preeminent -- by Martindale-Hubble for over 20 years., Preeminent AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library (2016-2021), 2021
  • 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

Industry Groups

  • Legal Profession
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Office Location for James I. Ham

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

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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