Sabovich, James M.

3 Hutton Centre DriveNinth FloorSanta Ana, CA 92707- 8722

Updated: 01/25/2018


Mr. Sabovich is a trial attorney with over 15 years of litigation experience representing clients ranging from Fortune Five Companies to individuals. During that time he has successfully defended clients from multi-billion dollar claims and obtained multi-million dollar awards for plaintiff clients. He spearheaded the fraud and racketeering work on the internationally followed Chevron matter, which uncovered that multi-billion dollar special master reports and a $8.646 billion judgment had...


Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Fraud / RICO Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Complex Civil Action
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Indemnity Litigation
  • Defamation, Libel and Slander Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Trials, Arbitration, and Mediation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • False Advertising
  • Wrongful Death


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Past Positions

  • Judge Harry Pregerson of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Intern Clerk
  • Judge David Carter of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Intern Clerk
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Of Counsel


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2001
    Juris Doctorate
    Honors: Academic Scholarship
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, 1997
    Bachelor of Science
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
    Honors: President’s List
    Honors: Dean’s List
    Major: Statistical and Biological Specialization


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • The Starstruck Medical Causation Trend, May 22, 2013
  • CEQA Reform: The Aggrieved Instigator, March 5, 2013
  • The TSCA, Lead and The Division Of The Hazardous Bullet, May 24, 2012
  • Toxic Torts: Designation for Causation, November 9, 2011
  • CEQA Fireworks, September 8, 2011
  • Requiring Causation Proof in Foreign Recognition Actions, July 7, 2011
  • Loss of Peak Market Real Estate Sales as Damages in Contamination Cases, September 21, 2009
  • In Environmental Cases, Petition Immunity Can Complement Pre-Emption, August 27, 2009
  • Damaged Before Repair, June 11, 2009
  • Diminished Property Value Claims in a Diminished Real Estate Market, February 19, 2009
  • Petition Without Prejudice: Against the Fraud Exception to Noerr-Pennington Immunity fron the Toxic Tort Perspective, December 1, 2008

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