James M. Jimenez is the founder and President of Pacific Business Law Group, 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 EIGHT times since 2010 – including five consecutive years in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 – 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 40 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. Their daughter Elle is an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. Elle intends to go to law school and become a civil rights lawyer.