Hon. James Lambden

California Court of Appeal, (Ret.)

First District, Division Two

​​Mediator • Arbitrator • Discovery Referee • Appellate Consultant

Justice James Lambden brings to his ADR practice nearly four decades of experience as a trial lawyer, trial court judge and Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal.
  • Wage and hour claims against cannabis dispensary

  • Mediation of class action by health care providers deprived of license certification by mistake of certifying organization and state university.

  • Class action of detainee’s recharges for GPS monitoring services. Cal B & P code 17200.

  • Class action - wage and hour misclassification of employees as independent contracted.

  • Settled a class action for reimbursement of expenses of personal use of cell phone on the job.

  • Class action for meals and rest break violations; potential case of 2100 employees in the restaurant chain.

  • Class action of detainees recharges for GPS monitoring services. Cal B & P code 17200.

  • Multi-week mediation of class action against national hotel chain based on extensive accessibility problems in several locations.

  • Multi-week mediation of class action involving accessibility claims against national operator of vending machines.

  • Numerous class actions and PAGA claims based on wage and hour violations in settings including retail sales, automotive repair and sales, outside sales, restaurants, and personal services.

  • Class action against national chain of fitness clubs regarding access for disabled patrons.

  • Panel arbitration of claim for $18 million attorney fees, costs and multiplier after settlement of shareholder claims of mismanagement and self-dealing by board of directors.

  • ​Multi-day resolution of issues involving notice, subclasses, cap-on-claims, and total fund after former mediator’s settlement proposal was rejected by the Court.

Class Actions

Representative Cases