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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

James M. Whitelaw


  • Co-Founder / Partner


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 1994
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Cum Laude; Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
    • Major: Aerospace Engineering

Bar Admission

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994

Representative Cases

  • Pabban Development, Inc. v. Kyphon Sarl, et. al. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Duhn Oil Tool, Inc., v. Cooper Cameron (E.D. Cal.)
  • Bird Products Corporation v. Pulmonetic Systems, Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Inland Empire Foods v. Zateca Foods, Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit District (B.A.R.T.) v. Tanforan Park Shopping Center (California Superior Court, San Mateo County)
  • Teachout v. S.P. Properties Inc. (California Superior Court, Los Angeles County)
  • Food 4 Less of California v. Foothill Marketplace Partners (California Superior Court, Orange County)

Past Positions

  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Aeronautical Engineer
  • Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Aeronautical Engineer
  • Irvine office of McDermott Will & Emery, Partner

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member