James M. Jimenez is the founder and President of Pacific Business Law, a Professional Corporation. Jim is one of the most effective and outstanding business and real estate trial lawyers in California. His primary focus is to serve as champion to his clients in critical “bet-the-company” business and real estate litigation. Mr. Jimenez has an exceptional ability to quickly grasp his clients’ needs, design and create effective and winning legal strategies and aggressively implement those strategies to achieve victory.
Mr. Jimenez’s outstanding reputation among lawyers, judges and arbitrators for tenacity and brilliance in the courtroom begins with his meticulous preparation and is enhanced by his compelling eloquence and outstanding cross-examination skills. He possesses a unique and highly successful ability to understand, relate to, and strongly connect with judges and juries.
Mr. Jimenez has been selected by his peers and named by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine ELEVEN times since 2010 – including EIGHT consecutive years in 2016 through 2023, inclusive – as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation – representing the top 5% of lawyers in Southern California in that practice area.
Mr. Jimenez began his legal career in 1980, clerked for a Federal Court of Appeals judge and was highly recruited by, and served as a lawyer for several years at, the national powerhouse firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Jim earned his law degree from Georgetown University, served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and was a finalist in the prestigious Georgetown moot court competition, arguing a complex case before a panel of eminent jurists, including the late Chief Justice of the United States, William H. Rehnquist.
Jim has 43 years’ experience representing individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies in trials, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations and settlements that involve a vast array of important and complex business and real estate matters.
• Jim grew up in Buffalo, New York and was a high school and college football star.
• He enjoys running, sports, reading, politics, music and family activities.
• Jim is passionate about his family, his law practice, politics and sports.
• Jim resides in Tarzana, California with his wife Jill and Lincoln, their rescue Golden Retriever. Their daughter Elle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan where she served as president of the Panhellenic Association, representing more than 2,500 undergraduate women in 17 major sororities at Michigan. Elle was admitted to numerous law schools and chose to attend Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. She is a second year law student and is a member of the Georgetown Law Journal, which represents the top 10% of her law school class.