James McCormick


James McCormick



James R. McCormick, Jr., Esq., CCAL, is a partner in Delphi Law Group, LLP. James attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science. James then attended law school at the University of San Diego, where he was a teaching assistant for legal research, writing and oral advocacy and recognized as a Dean’s Outstanding Scholar. James received forma trained as a mediator and has mediated disputes for the former San Diego Mediation Center, now known as the National Conflict Resolution Center and for FairClaims.

James started in the Common Interest Development (or HOA) industry in 1996, and since that time has served on various industry committees, has presented at numerous CACM (California Association of Community Managers) and local and national CAI (Community Association’s Institute) events, has published many industry-related articles, and has founded, chaired, and served on various industry committees.

As a result of his work in the HOA industry, James is one of approximately 150 attorneys nationwide to be granted a fellowship in CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). James also serves on the prestigious Board of Visitors, an advisory board for the University of San Diego School of Law and occasionally serves as an adjunct professor at the USD School of Law.

James is passionate about teaching and has created training programs for attorney, managers, and Board members in Southern California and nationwide. James also sat for over seven years as the board president of one HOA and is currently serving as a director on the board of two associations.

Practice Areas

Common Interest Developments

  • Governing Document disputes
  • Architectural matters and disputes
  • Nuisance and related claims
  • Assessment related matters
  • Contract matters
  • Insurance issues


  • Director fiduciary issues
  • Corporate compliance
  • Shareholder or member disputes
  • Business torts
  • Officer/director liability

Real Property

  • Real property purchase agreements
  • Lease related disputes
  • Easements and licenses
  • Nondisclosure issues

Neighbor Disputes

  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Noise
  • Nuisance

Education & Experience

University of California, Los Angeles, BA
University of San Diego School of Law, JD
Mediation training (National Conflict Resolution Center / West Coast Mediation Group)
Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
Speaker and developer of training and education programs in California and nationwide

Awards & Groups

Fellow in the Community Association’s Institute (CAI)
College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)
Member of University of San Diego School of Law Board of Visitors