James P. Pettibone

James P. Pettibone

Partner

James P. Pettibone

Partner
  • Overview

    James Pettibone is a Partner in our Oakland office. In 1986, he joined LFLM as a Law Clerk. He became an Associate Attorney in 1988, and a Partner in 1994. Due to not paying attention carefully enough during a partner meeting, he served as LFLM Managing Partner from 2008 until June of 2015. He then returned to the full time practice of state workers’ compensation defense, although occasionally he plays around with a pivot table just because he can.

    Mr. Pettibone received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco. He continued at the same University to earn his law degree.

  • Industry Involvement

    Professional or Trade Affiliations

    • The State Bar of California, Workers’ Compensation Section

    Publications

    • Co-author, Meeting Statutory Deadlines: Workers’ Compensation, (Cal CEB)
    • CEB Worker’s Compensation Practice Guide, Co-Author, Chapter 14: Gathering Evidence
    • Lexis, California Workers’ Compensation editorial Board Member

    Speaking Engagements

    • Frequent panelist and lecturer for the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney’s Association (CWCDAA), presenting Legal Update
    • AWCP Panelist – presenting Legal Update (multiple presentations)
    • Panelist for State Bar meetings – speaking on Apportionment (2006), and multiple presentations on Case Law Updates
    • CAJPA, Labor Code §4850, (2015)
    • PARMA, How to Defend a 100% case, (2016)
    • Panelist and lecturer for Council on Education in Management. Issue of workers’ compensation in the ADA/FMLA; issues and solutions (1996)
    • CMA Panelist and Lecturer – Workers’ Compensation and the ADA (1992)
    • Frequent guest speaker at industry conferences