A San Diego Law Firm and Corporation Founded on Excellence & Ethics

"Intelligent, aggressive, effective,
outstandingly skilled, great results, high integrity."

– Some of the words our clients use to describe us –

Associate Attorney

James Joseph

James joined the firm in 2018 from Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP, a prestigious and nationally recognized law firm. He is licensed to practice in the State of California and the Southern District of California.

While at Procopio, Mr. Joseph was member of the Civil Litigation Practice Group and assisted with all aspects of litigation including trial preparation.

During law school, Mr. Joseph clerked for Federal Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo and Judge Jill L. Burkhardt. Mr. Joseph also served as a certified intern for the California Attorney General’s Office and has argued four times before the Fourth District of the California Court of Appeal.

Mr. Joseph is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School where he teaches trial advocacy skills and coaches the USD Law Mock Trial Team.


JD, University of San Diego School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy, Gonzaga University

Awards & Recognitions

  • Michael T. Thorsnes Advocacy Award
  • David S. Casey Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Student Leadership Scholarship
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice George Porter Award
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • National Mock Trial Team Member
  • Moot Court Executive Board and Vice Chair of National Teams
  • Paul A. McLennon Honors Moot Court Competition Best Oralist – Third Place
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2221 Camino Del Rio S, Ste. 207, San Diego,CA92108

(619) 444-2244