James H. French


Direct Line: (415) 597-7813

Fax: (415) 243-8200

Email: jfrench@frenchlyontang.com

Mr. French has successfully tried over 200 civil cases, primarily for financial institutions and commercial businesses. He has handled jury and non-jury trials in both state and federal court, as well as arbitrations and appeals. In addition, he is particularly effective in negotiating cases to conclusion through mediation and settlement, saving clients both time and money in over 2,000 commercial cases. His cases have involved bank foreclosure liability, creditor’s rights, fraud, bankruptcy, unfair competition, commercial torts, real estate title issues, boundary disputes, easements, and general business disputes. Mr. French advises many individual business owners on formation issues, business practices, contracts, employment law, and leases. He also advises several condominium associations on organizational, management, and operational issues.

Mr. French’s service on many community based Bay Area and San Francisco volunteer organizations includes service as a Director of the University of California Alumni Association. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley (1969), and from Boalt Hall School of Law (1972). He is a member of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the State Bar of California.