James Goines

Associate Attorney



James has over a decade of experience solely in California workers’ compensation defense and have practiced at twenty of the WCAB locations throughout the entire state. He has handled many issues from initial claim opening through case-in-chief Trial litigation. James believes in providing the client with thorough and prompt analyses that includes an evaluation of applicable law and relevant contextual facts, and using his experience to also provide considerations on how the California workers’ compensation system usually operates, and how to then navigate the current claim. He places an emphasis on early claim resolution that consistently saves on litigation costs.

Personal Activities: · International traveling and exploring California, especially San Francisco where he lives with his wife and son. · Exercising regularly and spending time outdoors. He love dogs. Avid 49ers and Giants fan. He has seat licenses and season tickets for both. James played baseball through college and still plays softball with his wife.

Community Involvement: James remains involved with the local government in my hometown, Redwood City, California. James enjoys volunteering with Self-help for the Elderly, providing support to the seniors in the Richmond District in San Francisco.

What I do to be “green” and help the environment: He relentlessly recycles and composts and drives as little as possible. He also consistently saves water and take cold showers to save energy that otherwise would be used to heat water. Part of the reason I chose to work remotely is because I did not want to drive as much. Being from California, I have been green my entire life.

  • U.C. Davis – B.A. in Political Science & B.A. in History · Studied abroad in Siena, Italy – Fall 2005. · Club Baseball Team, Shortstop/Assistant Manager – 2004 – 2007 · California Western School of Law. Dean’s List Fall 2008 and Fall 2010. · Intern, San Diego Public Defenders Office – 2008 – 2009. · Intern, California Innocence Project – 2009 – 2010. · Moot Court Honors Board 2008 – 2010, Executive Chair 2010



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