Jim Sandler’s litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including business, condemnation (for property and business owners), and real estate cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Jim has handled more than 50 jury trials, as well as numerous judge trials and arbitrations, representing clients throughout California.
University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1975
University of Michigan, B.A. with Distinction, 1971
Partner, Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP
Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Deputy District Attorney
Riverside, California, 1976-1981
Roll Ranch v Caltrans, San Diego Superior Court; obtained a $25M jury verdict on behalf of Roll Ranch in an eminent domain case (original Caltrans offer: $7M).
Jack in the Box v. Caltrans, Los Angeles Superior Court; obtained a jury verdict for $1.6M (90 percent of amount sought) plus attorneys’ fees and costs for loss of goodwill in eminent domain case.
Lumos Power, L.P. adv. Riverside County Transportation Commission, Riverside Superior Court: Obtained a $2.8 million jury verdict on behalf of Lumos Power, L.P. in an eminent domain case (agency sought verdict of $605,000) (March 2014)