Jacqueline L. James


Jacqueline L. James is a senior attorney at Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP.  Her practice is focused on business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and transactional work.

Ms. James received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 1995. She received her law degree from the University of Southern California (“USC”) and passed the California bar in 1998.  While at USC, Ms. James served as an extern for the Honorable John E. Ryan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and worked on a constitutional law project under the supervision of esteemed legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky.

In the area of business and commercial litigation, Ms. James represents plaintiffs and defendants in state, federal and bankruptcy court matters, including appeals. She has extensive experience representing creditors, creditors’ committees and even debtors in Chapter 11 as well as representing secured and unsecured creditors with respect to Chapter 7, 13 and Chapter 9 (municipal) bankruptcy cases.  With respect to business and commercial litigation, she has broad experience representing clients with respect to creditors’ rights, U.C.C. and secured transactions and with respect to complex business disputes, including entertainment and real estate related disputes.

Ms. James also has years of experience documenting real and personal property transactions, including commercial loan and lease transactions, intellectual property licensing, and franchise and distribution agreements.

The published author of several legal articles and an experienced speaker, Ms. James is licensed to practice in California state courts, in the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and several other financial lawyers’ groups and bar associations.  She is fluent in Spanish and has some knowledge of French and Portuguese.