James M. Wagstaffe

James (Jim) M. Wagstaffe, partner and co-founder of the firm, handles a diverse range of litigation matters and also leads the firm’s successful Federal Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex litigation, professional and governmental representation, legal ethics and First Amendment matters. In addition, Jim is recognized as an authority and frequently is consulted by other law firms and clients alike on complicated civil procedure, attorneys’ fees and trial practice issues.

im’s reputation as litigator is exemplified by his frequent retention in high stakes cases where his strategic and procedural expertise is particularly invaluable. For instance, this past year Jim represented lawyers and law firms in high level trials, obtaining a $5 million jury judgment for a law firm partner suing for breach of contract, and also successfully defending at trial a lawyer/Trustee sued for over $100 million by disgruntled beneficiaries.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation
Law School University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1980
Education Stanford University, B.A. 1977
Bar Member / Association California Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, American Bar Association
Most recent firm Kerr and Wagstaffe LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jim-wagstaffe/7/715/6b2
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