James Sansone

James Sansone - Associate

Professional Focus

Civil Litigation and Trial Practice, Business Torts, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate Disputes, Intellectual Property Litigation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Sub-Chapter V Small Business Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 12 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and Bankruptcy Advisory Litigation on behalf of creditors and debtors

Contact - James

Phone: (707) 526-4200 x186
Fax: (707) 526-4707

100 B Street, Suite 400 Santa Rosa, CA 95401

James (Jim) V. Sansone is a litigation and trial associate with CMPR. Jim has been practicing in Northern California since 2006 and holds a Martindale rating of 4.7/5.0.

Jim has successfully tried a wide variety of civil and bankruptcy legal disputes over his legal career in both State and Federal Court.  A persuasive and successful trial lawyer, Jim captures the respect of clients and judges alike.

Jim also holds a position as an adjunct professor at Santa Rosa Junior College teaching Business Law and Introduction to Law for Paralegals in their Business Administration Department and held a position as a law professor at Empire College School of Law teaching Remedies.

Prior to joining CMPR, Jim owned, operated, and managed a robust general civil litigation law firm (2009-2019).  Litigating approximately 1,000 trials over this period, Jim was able to showcase his gift for being a tenacious, no nonsense, straight forward, bottom line attorney.  Jim’s clients value that he tells them the truth and doesn’t waste their time in order to increase billable hours.  Former clients of Jim have consistently praised his “superior knowledge of the law” and called him simply, “a bulldog.”

Jim is admitted to practice in California and Washington.  Jim is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for 9th Federal Circuit.

Jim has successfully litigated a broad range of legal issues through the judicial process, which include: bankruptcy adversary litigation on behalf of debtors and creditors; high-asset divorces, interstate and international custody disputes; real estate disputes including seller and broker misrepresentation, easements, landlord issues, boundary and title disputes; wrongful foreclosure litigation; construction industry matters including defect cases, mechanic’s lien and contract enforcement; business torts including misappropriation of trade secrets, fraudulent conveyance, interference with contract and business relations; employment claims involving discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disputes among partners, limited partners, trustee and beneficiaries; trust and estate disputes, including investment of trust assets; breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence, removal and surcharge of fiduciaries; and premises liability.

  • Panel Member, Sonoma County Mandatory Settlement Conference Program
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, Washington State Bar
  • Member, Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member, Sonoma County Alliance
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Sonoma County Community Action Partnership
  • Jim has been selected as a California Lawyer of Distinction © in 2016 for litigation and 2017-2019 for family and divorce law.

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  • Bachelor of Science University of San Francisco, 2001
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Empire College School of Law, 2006

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