Good people matter

For over 15 years, James S. Iagmin (YAHG-min) has represented only plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury, employment, and real estate fraud cases. He’s known for getting incredible results for his clients (see “The Success”). More importantly, Jim is known for bringing a great deal of humanity to the process. He helps clients cope with personal tragedy and sometimes stressful litigation. He gets them through it.

“If I was hiring a lawyer, first I’d look at their track record,” says Jim. “Then I’d ask, ‘Do I trust them?’ You’re revealing so much about your life in personal injury. You want to do that with a good person.”

Jim began at The Veen Firm, one of the most respected plaintiffs' law firms in San Francisco and all of California. Returning home to San Diego in 2000, he joined the preeminent law firm of Schoville & Arnell, LLP. There, he learned all aspects of complex injury cases, including premises liability, employment, government liability, wrongful death and product liability cases. He helped work-up an automobile product liability case that resulted in a record $369,000,000 jury verdict.

In 2008, Jim joined the Gomez Law Firm, obtaining several jury verdicts in excess of $1 million—each in a unique area of the law, including the first application of the elder abuse laws to an arm's-length real estate transaction. Due to his repeated success, the firm was re-named Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys in 2013.

A year later, Jim wanted to create something more personal, one-on-one, hand-crafted, human—call it what you want. So he partnered with his friend and colleague Jon Williams to form Williams Iagmin LLP.

Jim obtained his Bachelor's degree at Loyola Marymount University, where he earned Dean's List honors, and his Juris Doctorate at the University of San Francisco.