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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, 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)