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James S. Williams Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
213-623-6336 fax
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1980
  • Colorado, 2000


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California (J.D., 1977)
  • University of California, Berkeley, California (B.A., 1971)

James S. Williams

James S. Williams is a Partner in the Los Angeles office and a member of the Professional Liability and Management Protection practice groups. His practice includes insurance coverage and insurance coverage litigation, bad faith litigation, products liability litigation, directors and officers liability actions, agents and brokers E&O, and defense of intellectual property and trademark actions. Mr. Williams is "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Published Works

  • "Complete Guide to the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act", Oil Express, 1980
  • "Year 2000 (Y2K) Handbook", 1999

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "Intellectual Property Rights in the Entertainment Industry," USLAW Network/Murchison & Cumming, LLP 2013 CLE Program & Summer Beach Bash, June 25, 2013, Santa Monica, CA

Representative Published Decisions

  • United States v. Wickland, 619 F.2d 75 (1980)
  • Pacific Service Stations Co. v. Mobil Oil Corp., 636 F.2d 306 (1980)
  • Trans Tech Resources, Inc. v. Mobil Oil Corp., 755 F.2d 1575 (1985)
  • A-H Plating, Inc. v. American National Fire Insurance Co., 57 Cal.App.4th 427 (1997)
  • National Metal & Steel Corp. v. Colby Crane & Mfg. Co., 200 Cal.App.3d 1111 (1988)