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James Russell Traut

James Russell Traut

  • Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Products Liability
  • California
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Steven Mark Myers
Steven Mark Myers June 10, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
James has been practicing since 1978. His track record of trial results speaks for itself. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I have known James for over 35 years. We practice in the same county and I refer complex cases and trial cases to his office. He has always been professional, competent and done an excellent job for the clients I have referred and continue to refer.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Typically, I refer cases to James that are approaching trial, as trial counsel for those cases that cannot otherwise be resolved.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I have known James Traut for over 35 years and have referred many cases to his office over those years. I refer complex cases and cases that have a likelihood of being tried. James has done an excellent job on all trial cases I have referred to him.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?

He gets results. James is a trial lawyer and has tried in excess of 100 jury trials. He is a member of ABOTA and is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

My personal experience with James has demonstrated his excellent legal knowledge. I see it in the cases that I have referred to his office and the results that he has been able to obtain.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

My personal experience based upon the cases that I have referred to his office. In addition, I have called upon James to analyze cases in my inventory that I may be questioning on whether to accept or reject and he repeatedly demonstrates superior legal analysis.

Communication Skills: Excellent

I have sat in client meetings on cases that I have referred to James. I have seen his interactions with clients first hand. He is extremely personable and the clients appreciate his ability to explain complex legal concepts in a down to earth easily understandable manner.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Again, I have known James for over 35 years and I have seen the results of his efforts. He always treats his clients with respect and professionalism, always doing his best to keep them informed regarding the status of their cases.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Personal Injury, Catastrophic injury, Wrongful Death, Legal Malpractice.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Arbitration
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends