James G. Perry is a trial and litigation attorney with ACTS LAW with a practice focused on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, government liability, products liability, and environmental and toxic tort cases. With significant trial experience, including almost a decade in District Attorney offices and well over fifty trials, Mr. Perry is skilled at handling matters from inception all the way to verdict. Mr. Perry takes pride in vigorously litigating cases and then solidifying success at trial.
Mr. Perry’s complex caseload involves wrongful death and catastrophic injury actions against government agencies, products liability matters on behalf of unsuspecting victims against major corporations, and personal injury lawsuits against environmental polluters who caused harm to members of their communities. Many of Mr. Perry’s cases involve clients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, severe spinal injuries, and other serious health issues. Mr. Perry takes great pride in and has a passion for representing and standing up for those who have been harmed.
Mr. Perry has also handled an array of complex environmental matters, in state and federal court, and has represented clients in class action and mass action matters involving, for example, the Carson Hydrogen Sulfide crisis, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Water Contamination crisis, and the Orange County Oil Spill. With a background in mechanical engineering, Mr. Perry is uniquely situated to handled complex matters with a scientific component and takes full advantage of this knowledge and experience.
Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Perry spent nearly a decade in two different District Attorney offices. From 2013 to 2021, he handled a heavy prosecutorial caseload with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, litigating numerous cases from inception through resolution. He completed more than 35 jury trials, and 15 bench trials. Before departing the LADA’s Office, the vast majority of Mr. Perry’s cases were homicide related and many involved complex conspiracies and factual scenarios. During his time as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Perry directed and advised investigative teams, provided legal and tactical analysis to law enforcement and his colleagues, and conducted training seminars for the law enforcement community.
Mr. Perry also deeply enjoys passing down his trial advocacy experience to younger lawyers and students. He has spent the past nine years teaching, coaching, and guest judging for various organizations. In 2023, Mr. Perry became a trial coach for Berkeley Law School and has since worked with and mentored many students.
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