Attorney James Pagano

About Me

We specialize in providing advice to small businesses with the aim of avoiding lawsuits and other contested matters, specifically in the areas of debt adjustment and repayment and, when negotiations for a resolution fail, in bankruptcy proceedings. We also provide advice on a wide range of small business matters, including employee relations, and, when things cannot be resolved short of a lawsuit or like legal proceeding, we have nearly 50 years of experience handling the litigation of a multitude of such matters in a variety of contexts and so we can provide perspective regarding how best to handle such matters and then we actually handle them as we proposed.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
State of Californiasince 1981
United States District Court for the Northern District of Casince 1981
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Calsince 1984
United States District Court for the Central District of Casince 1984
United States District Court for the Southern District of Casince 2007
Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appealssince 1998
My Education
George Washington UniversityB.A. - 1977
Santa Clara UniversityJuris Doctorate - 1980
My Memberships
California State Bar --- Business Law Committee --- Member
California State Bar --- Litigation Committee --- Memebr

Lead Counsel Verification Details

This Attorney is Verified in the Following Practice Areas:
Bankruptcy Law - Business since 2015
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Representative Verdicts & Settlements
Too numerous and varied to list; will provide the same upon
Received the Following Awards
Settlement Judge Pro Tempore (1995-present)
Discovery Law & Motion Judge, Pro Tempore (1999-2000)
Member, Early Settlement Program Panel (2009-present)