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.
  • Settled an insurance matter where there were bad faith claims based on inspection and payment of adjusted claim.

  • An explosion and fire in an East-Asian industrial facility resulted in damage claims exceeding $150 million against and among operators, subcontractors, insurers and re-insurers.  Five days of in-person and online mediation sessions over a period of six months, spanning 12 time zones and involving dozens of participants, resulted in a global settlement.

  • Subordination claim by landlord’s insurer against graduate student who caused fire while performing work at home related to teaching assistant duties.


Representative Cases