Hon. James J. McBride has served over two decades on the San Francisco bench as Presiding Judge, civil trial judge and a member of the Appellate division. He is recognized in the legal community as being well prepared, a master of difficult and complex jury trials and is equally well-regarded for his talent in bringing forth settlement in even the most demanding of cases.

Judge McBride draws upon a lifetime of diverse experience and expertise: born and raised in San Francisco during a time of great ethnic, economic and cultural transformation; attending UC Berkeley as students led the change in the nation’s perspective of society and politics; and serving the community as a police officer for the San Francisco Police Department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business & Commercial Contract
  • Class Action
  • Employment
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Mass Torts
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

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