James G. Sandler

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Contact

jsandler@sllbv.com

619.615.6772

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.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Law School
University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1975

Undergraduate
University of Michigan, B.A. with Distinction, 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Partner, Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP
2000-Present

Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
1981-2000

Deputy District Attorney
Riverside, California, 1976-1981

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • California State Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • San Diego County Bar Association

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Named San Diego “Top Lawyer” (Civil Trial) – 2013 by San Diego Magazine
  • Past President and current Director, San Diego County Bar Foundation
  • Named a Southern California SuperLawyer® 2014
  • Named a San Diego SuperLawyer® — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy – Instructor in programs for the advocacy training of lawyers
  • Founder and Director, S.L. Scholarship Foundation
  • Arbitrator – San Diego County Bar Association

RECENT VERDICTS

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)