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James P. Larsen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland, CA

GJEL Accident Attorneys
11 Embarcadero, Suite 133
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 925-293-8902
Fax: 925-253-5858
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

James P. Larsen is a partner at GJEL Accident Attorneys, a highly regarded personal injury law firm with a 40-year and more than $600 million track record of success on behalf of injured plaintiffs in Northern California. Jim received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and his law degree from the University of Oregon in 1986. Two years later, he joined our law firm. In the more than two decades since, Jim has tried numerous jury and court cases involving motor vehicle accidents of all types and various other Jim has also argued cases at the appellate level in both California and the state of Oregon. His case results include many recoveries for his clients in excess of $1 million.

Jim practices in both state and federal courts, and he is an active member of several professional organizations, including the California Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of California. In addition to multiple inclusions in Northern California Super Lawyers listings, Jim holds an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America publication.

*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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

About James P. Larsen

First Admitted: 1987, California

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  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America

Educational Background

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1982

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
  • California, 1987
  • State Bar of California
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1987
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association

Industry Groups

  • ACBA
  • CTLA
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Office Location for James P. Larsen

11 Embarcadero
Suite 133
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: 925-293-8902

Fax: 925-253-5858

Last Updated: 1/20/2021

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