James P. Nevin, Jr., Esq.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, James Nevin received a bachelor of arts from Boston College, a master of arts from Stanford University, and a law degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was an editor on the UCLA Law Review.
Mr. Nevin is a trial counsel with the firm. He has been with Brayton Purcell since March 2002. His legal practice focuses on toxic torts, such as tobacco and asbestos, and other civil litigation for plaintiffs. In 2004, Mr. Nevin was a student at the ABA/TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy held at the National Judicial College, and in 2007, he returned as a member of the faculty. Mr. Nevin is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars, and other CLE events. In 2010, Mr. Nevin was honored as one of the Forty Under Forty Leading Professionals by the North Bay Business Journal. In 2009, 2011, and 2012 he was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. In 2011, Mr. Nevin became the youngest associate member of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). In 2012, Mr. Nevin was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, an honor held only by the top 40 trial attorneys in California under the age of 40. In April 2012, Mr. Nevin was honored to be among the 50 Fast Track Lawyers chosen by The Recorder. His prior legal experience includes work as a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals. Before entering the legal field, Mr. Nevin lived in China, where he studied Mandarin Chinese and taught advanced English and U.S. history and political science.
In late 2012, Mr. Nevin was again honored by the National Trial Lawyers when he was selected for membership in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California.
Mr. Nevin is admitted to practice in California, including the 9th Circuit Court, the California Supreme Court, and all U.S. District Courts in the state. He is a member of Public Justice, the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, The Bar Association of San Francisco, the Martin County Trial Lawyers Association, theAmerican Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and theNational Trial Lawyers.
In addition to his legal experience as a trial attorney at Brayton Purcell, he also has published articles to his credit:
- Tribute to One San Francisco Juror, Daily Journal, January 18, 2012
- Obstacles to Internet Voting: Perceived Problems with Security and “Digital Divide” Vote Dilution (6 W.Va. J. L. & Tech. 2.1; May 10, 2002)
Mr. Nevin resides in Novato, CA with his wife, Brigit, a former Pesticide Enforcement Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, his sons, Sean and Colin, and his daughters, Shelby and Claire. His interests include spending time with his children and home remodeling.
Mr. Nevin has devoted his legal career to obtaining justice for American workers and their families who have been victimized by toxic exposures in the work place.
Areas of Practice
- California, 2003
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2003
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003
- University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
- J.D. – 2002
- Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Editor
- Boston College
- B.A. – 1997
- Major: International Studies
- Stanford University
- M.A. – 1998
- Major: Asian Studies
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Public Justice and Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Washington State Court of Appeals, Law clerk