James started in the industry in 1996, and since that time has served on various industry committees, has presented at numerous CAI and CACM events and has published many industry-related articles. James chaired the San Diego CAI Legislative Support Committee (LSC) of the California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) for several years and currently serves on the CACM Legislative Affairs Committee, the CAI Coachella Valley LSC committee and the CAI Orange County PR Committee. James also co-founded and served for years on the CAI Coachella Valley PR Committee.
As a result of his work in the industry, James is one of approximately 150 attorneys nationwide to be granted a fellowship in the 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 is currently an adjunct professor at the USD School of Law.
James has been formally trained as a mediator and mediated disputes for the former San Diego Mediation Center, now known as the National Conflict Resolution Center.
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
J.D. University of San Diego