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James W. Vititoe

40 Years of Legal Experience

Jim graduated from Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, where he was President of the Student Body, Honorary Mayor of the Town, and selected as Most Versatile Student. He attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and graduated with a degree in psychology.

He thereafter attended Southwestern University School of Law. He was on the Dean's List, President of the Student Bar Association, and was the recipient of the prestigious Frederick Graff Award for most outstanding student.

After graduation from Law School, Jim became an associate in the Law Offices of Edward L. Masry. Jim worked for several years as an associate attorney. In 1982 Jim became a partner. The Law Offices of Edward L. Masry was renamed The Law Offices of Masry & Vititoe.

Noteworthy Cases

In the 1990s, Jim and Ed handled the case now made famous by the movie Erin Brockovichreceiving what was then the largest toxic tort recovery in the history of American law on behalf of hundreds of residents of Hinckley, California, injured or affected by chemicals and toxins in their groundwater as a result of operations of Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

In 2005, Ed Masry died and Jim and Steve became partners in the Accident Attorneys firm.

In his off-hours, Jim enjoys traveling and has visited most of the major countries of the world.

Past Achievements

Award-Winning Representation

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), a national trial lawyers organization, awarded Jim their President's Award in July 2001. He was appointed to the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association) in 2001. Jim received the United States Congressional Award for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1990, 1991, and 1992.

Jim has earned a number of prestigious accolades, including:

  • Super Lawyers by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine for 10 consecutive years
  • Trench Soldier of the Year Consumer Attorneys of California (1996)
  • Presidential Recognition for Exceptional Contribution (1996)
  • Outstanding Consumer Advocate (1997)
  • President's Award of Merit (2000)
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, nominated (2011)

Jim is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

He has been named to Super Lawyers by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine for 10 consecutive years. He also speaks around the country to lawyer groups on traumatic brain injury litigation, his specialty.

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  • Proven Results
    Over $1 billion won in insurance settlements & jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.
  • Experienced Counsel
    Over 75+ years of experience protecting the rights of the injured.
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    Members of Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, included in the exclusive California Super Lawyers® List from 2009-2020 and National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers of California.
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