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James  Swearingen
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Los Angeles Attorney
James Swearingen

Phone: 310.553.3610


Languages: English

James practices commercial and corporate litigation with a focus on real estate, entertainment, and employment disputes.

He has successfully represented clients ranging from individual musicians to Fortune 500 companies. James focuses on representing each client diligently and crafting litigation strategies that fit each client’s unique goals in the courtroom and the business world. James has helped clients navigate through all phases of litigation in federal and state courts throughout California from initial pleadings through discovery, mediation and arbitration, including appellate matters in state court proceedings.

Representative matters include: 

  • Part of trial team that won $2.1 million award after trial of competing breach of construction contract claims involving a high rise building in downtown Los Angeles, including 100% of the legal fees that were incurred in prevailing on the successful claims.
  • Obtained favorable settlement after a contentious mediation for a musician in dispute with his record label.
  • Part of appellate team that obtained complete victory in Second District Court of Appeals for a commercial tenant in a lease dispute with its landlord.
  • Part of trial team that obtained a successful verdict for landlord in Orange County Superior Court in dispute involving enforcing CC&Rs related to cannabis issues.
  • Part of trial team that won $1.2 million award in an arbitration involving breach of contract claims related to a failed merger of two companies.
  • Represented Hispanic plaintiffs in a successful challenge to the at-large election system in the Compton Unified School District that resulted in the adoption of a district-based election system, a requirement that those elections occur concurrent with statewide primary elections and the advancement of the date of the first such election from November 2022 to March 2020.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California


  • University of California, Davis School of Law  (J.D.)
  • University of Oregon  (B.A., 2012)
    • Psychology
    • Business Administration (minor)

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Greenberg Glusker

2049 Century Park East
Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States

Law Firm Contact: Brian L. Davidoff

Tel: 310.553.3610

Fax: 310.553.0687



Member Since: 2005

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