Van Nuys, CA WW/Press/July 1, 2020 – James E. McNamara, Partner with McNamara & McNamara was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
“I am always there for my clients.” – James E. McNamara
McNamara & McNamara located in Van Nuys, California has guided clients in many legal matters for a combined 55 years handling cases in criminal law, family law, juvenile law; both dependency and delinquency, civil litigation, trust and estate planning (including medical planning and insurance planning and immigration law. Led by Attorney James E. McNamara and his wonderful supportive staff, they use their expertise in providing you with the best representation. At the Law Offices of McNamara & McNamara they have earned the reputation for successfully represented many clients over the years.
Attorney James E. McNamara deals with cases in all areas of Southern California. Mr. McNamara began practicing law in November 1990, and soon thereafter joined his father, Leo F. McNamara. Even before he attained his law degree, James worked with his father–during law school, post-law school and continued to work with him until his sudden passing in 2013. He concentrates in all types of Criminal Matters, Family Law matters and Probate matters including creating Wills and Trusts.
Mr. McNamara has litigated hundreds of sex abuse, physical abuse, and domestic violence cases in both Dependency, Family Law cases, and Criminal courts. In criminal matters, one of Mr. McNamara’s career highlights includes a not guilty verdict in an attempted murder charge by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. His client walked out of jail at the conclusion of trial with the potential risk of a life sentence.
His specialty is cross over cases, meaning when a client has cases pending in several arenas at the same time. He has litigated and won significant sums in civil matters, getting significant damages and attorney’s fees for his clients. This includes contractor/homeowner disputes, collections of unpaid monies, breach of contract and many other types of matters.
Mr. McNamara has also represented hundreds of minors, parents, foster parents and guardians in juvenile dependency matters. During the past seven years, he has represented clients in all of the following areas of the law: serious criminal felonies and misdemeanors, business/contract matters, personal injury matters, estate and trust planning matters, and criminal juvenile law.
In addition, Mr. McNamara gained pre-License experience with the District Attorney’s office in Los Angeles County, the Deputy Public Defender’s office in Santa Cruz, and worked as a clerk in a prominent products liability / personal injury firm in the San Fernando Valley.
Before passing the bar in 1990, Mr. McNamara worked for a boutique firm in Pasadena, which specialized in both civil, real estate litigation matters, and white-collar crime cases. In 1993, Mr. McNamara’s entrepreneurial spirit motivated him to enter practice as a private practitioner.
Mr. McNamara has attained a wealth of experience and attributes his success to being honest, forthright and having good judgement call on potential outcomes in court. These motivating factors, has helped him achieve successful results for his clients.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.