Law School/Year: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1979
College/Year: University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975, cum laude
Aviation, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury & Property Damage, Product Liability X
James Frantz’s achievements include landmark court victories such as: (1) a recent $55.4 million jury verdict awarded to the families of four Marines who died in a helicopter crash, resulting from the negligence and malicious conduct of San Diego Gas & Electric (appealed and resolved for a lesser amount), (2) a professional negligence jury verdict of $223 million (appealed and resolved for a lesser amount), which is the second largest jury verdict in San Diego County history, and (3) a false advertising class action verdict of $18.5 million.
Frantz Law Group has litigated complex business disputes, mass torts and catastrophic injury claims arising from tractor trailer crashes, motorcycle and automotive collisions, product liability, aviation, and construction and industrial accidents, fires and explosions. Frantz has testified before Congress as a product liability expert with respect to a verdict he received.
Frantz has been recognized as a San Diego Super Lawyer for the last several years, and voted into The Best Lawyers In America.
Frantz has also been an active member and master in the Enright Inn of Court for the past 15 years. He has also been a special master with the state bar for the past 25 years. He has been an arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association Attorney/Client Fee Dispute Section for the past 25 years as well. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and Consumer Attorneys of California.