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.

Real Property

Representative Cases

  • Appellate consultation.

  • Delayed construction of a million-dollar home. Issues involved permitting and non-disclosure with the threatened rescission.

  • Failure to disclose sewer problem before sale. Had to do a repair in the sale of real estate.

  • Claims for injunctive relief and damages under FEHA and Unruh Act by five disabled tenants arising from broken elevator.

  • Claims against property owners and their contractor after remodeling project compacted soil and cut roots of “heritage” trees on fence line resulting in their removal and replacement.

  • Landlord tenant dispute over sublease of portion of property for use by cannabis dispensary.

  • Claims by landlord for lost rent after city cancelled tenant’s permit to operate a bakery producing cannabis edible treats