James M. BarattaBIO

After graduating in the top 5% of his class at Loyola Law School in 1972, Jim practiced in West Los Angeles and Century City until he decided to move his family and office to Orange County.

In 1999, after being a name and founding partner of the Los Angeles firm of Daniels, Baratta & Fine, Jim reconnected with his former law review board classmate, David C. Grant and with Michael J. Genovese formed Grant, Genovese & Baratta in Irvine. The partners of the firm always work collaboratively simplifying the complex. Personalized and attentive client service is synonymous with practicing law at the firm. No matter how large or complicated a matter may be, Jim’s reputation for reaching out to clients continuously keeping their business and personal goals front of mind is a mainstay of his practice style.

Jim continues to serve as lead trial counsel on cases throughout California at both the state and federal level. He consults with the insurance industry, major corporate clients, policyholders and other attorneys in the insurance, bad faith and tort litigation arena. He often serves as an expert witness in these areas as well as in legal malpractice and fee disputes.

Jim has tried over 100 cases with over 50 cases tried to jury verdict. As a distinguished Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, and the American Board of Trial Advocates, Jim tackles each new matter with a passion for finding the details and nuances that typically make or break a solid resolve for clients. Opposing counsel come into new matters knowing full well that Jim is not the least bit shy about taking a case to trial, if necessary. His extensive trial experience and success is a definite factor guiding cases to the bargaining table for earlier resolution. Clients know full well that quick resolution is always a top priority.

Jim Baratta brings strength, savvy and experience when his clients need it most.

CONTACT:  jmb@ggb-law.com  |  949.660.1600