Bar Admissions

California, 1981
Virginia, 1988


Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota, 1972
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Past Employment Positions

Baker & McKenzie, Associate
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Associate

James M. Braden

James M. Braden is a graduate of Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he was Editor of the Harvard Law Review.  He holds his bachelor’s degree from Macalester College, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, England.  From 1980 to 1981, Mr. Braden clerked for the then-Chief Justice of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has over 35 years of legal experience in transactional and general litigation matters.

Mr. Braden’s diverse experience on both the plaintiff and defense sides of his areas of practice uniquely enables him to evaluate cases realistically and to bring them to successful resolution.  Mr. Braden’s extensive litigation experience complements his transactional practice in allowing him to negotiate agreements with the necessary foresight into what will alter become important issues in the event of litigation.

Mr. Braden Works Hard For You

Mr. Braden works hard for his clients, whether they are plaintiffs or defendants. His experience on both sides of legal issues gives him a unique ability to understand all the ramifications of each matter, and helps him to achieve prompt resolution for his clients. Whether he is handling an intricate business transaction or a complex lawsuit, he understands the big picture and can offer practical, effective advice and representation.