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James Russell Traut

James Russell Traut

Plaintiffs' Trial Lawyer in Serious Personal Injury & Legal Malpractice Cases
  • Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Products Liability
  • California
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5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
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Reviewed by Steven Mark Myers June 10, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
James has been practicing since 1978. His track record of trial results speaks for itself.
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Summary

James R. Traut is the founding partner of the Traut Firm located in Santa Ana, California. His practice is devoted exclusively to litigation and focuses on helping plaintiffs throughout Southern California in serious personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including truck, auto, motorcycle and bike accidents, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death cases, and premises liability. These cases involve brain injuries, spinal injuries, severe fractures, and wrongful death. Mr. Traut also represents clients pursuing legal malpractice claims. His dedication to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligent or wrongful behavior of others has resulted in numerous settlements, arbitration awards, and trial verdicts in excess of $1 million.
In 1972, Mr. Traut obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1976. Mr. Traut is certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification as a Civil Trial Lawyer as well as a Civil Pretrial Practice Lawyer.
In recognition of his superb record and high ethical standards, Mr. Traut has been awarded the AV-Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by both the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also recognized as a "Best Lawyer" by U.S. News & World Report, as well as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.
Outside the courtroom, Mr. Traut furthers his legal advocacy skills through his association with several professional organizations. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Mr. Traut is also a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Uber/Lyft Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Founder
Traut Firm
Current
Education
California St Univ Long Beach
Undergraduate Degree
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Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Awards
Southern California "Super Lawyer"
Super Lawyers
Nominated and voted on by peers
Best Lawyer
U.S. News & World Report
Best Law Firm, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Tier 1, Orange County
U.S. News & World Report
Trial Lawyer of the Year
Orange County American Board of Trial Advocates
Trial Lawyer of the Year
Orange County Trial Lawyers Assn.
Top 100 Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
AV-rated Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Assn.
Current
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Orange County Trial Lawyers Assn.
Current
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Current
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Banyard Inns of Court
Current
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California State Bar  # 84839
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Certified Civil Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Contact & Map
Santa Ana
Traut Firm
5 Hutton Centre Dr Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Telephone: (714) 835-7000
Fax: (714) 835-5900
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Prospective Clients call (714) 386-1058 after hours. Available 24/7.
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