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James C. Jardin


Jim Jardin leads the firm’s Appellate practice out of the firm’s Orange County office. In addition, his practice areas include professional liability, public entity liability and construction law. He has represented businesses, public entities, attorneys, architects, engineers, developers, construction professionals, and contractors in a variety of actions through trial and appeal, as well as mandamus proceedings. Jim has argued before state and federal appeals courts, including the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His recent significant published decisions include Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered v. Superior Court (2014) 227 Cal.App.4th 250, Bocanegra v. Jakubowski (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 848, and ACLU v. County of Los Angeles (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 673.

Mr. Jardin has served on legal committees and as a lecturer and presenter for numerous industry organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the Public Agency Risk Management Association, the Public Agency Safety Managers Association, the Engineering Contractors Association, and the Forensic Expert Witness Association.

Mr. Jardin is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He received his juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, where he also served a Chairperson of the Julius H. Miner Moot Court Board.

  • The State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Engineering Contractors’ Association
  • Southern California Development Forum