James Sohn, Associate

James became an associate attorney with Lester & Cantrell, LLP in November 2018. Before joining the firm, James worked as in-house litigation counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where he defended individuals and businesses in lawsuits involving auto accidents, premises liability, dog bites, and defective products. Before Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, James was an associate attorney at Clayson, Mann, Yaeger & Hansen where he worked in many different areas of practice including employment discrimination, wage and hour, personal injury, real property, trusts, probate, business disputes, business transactions, and estate planning.

James has extensive experience in written discovery, depositions, law and motion, mediations, and trial preparation. He has litigated administrative, bench, and jury trials. Additionally, James has handled several different business law matters such as forming LLC’s, revising employee handbooks, and preparing various kinds of contracts.

Outside of work, James loves spending time with his wife and children, serving in his church, and surfing.

Bar Admissions

California, 2013
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2014


California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
J.D., Magna Cum Laude – 2013

San Diego State University
B.S., Summa Cum Laude – 2009
Major: Criminal Justice Administration

Professional Associations

Riverside County Bar Association
J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Past Employment

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, In-House Litigation Counsel, 2015-2018
Clayson, Mann, Yaeger & Hansen, 2014-2015

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Liability 40% 40%
  • Business Litigation 20% 20%
  • General Civil Litigation 20% 20%
  • Trusts & Estates 20% 20%

Where to Find Us

Riverside Office

Newport Beach Office

Riverside Office: 1700 Iowa Ave Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507. Get Directions.

Newport Beach Office: 2700 Newport Blvd., Suite 184, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Get Directions.