James Wagstaffe

James Wagstaffe

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Jim Wagstaffe (@JWagstaffeLxNx) is an attorney and law professor from San Francisco. His law practice focuses on litigation of high stakes cases, including recent defamation, whistleblower and personal injury trials. He also has argued numerous high profile appeals including the successful California Supreme Court case allowing an undocumented immigrant to obtain his law license.

As a teacher for almost forty years, Jim is an Adjunct Professor teaching Civil Procedure at U.C. California, Hastings College of the Law, as well as Public Speaking at Stanford and Media Law at San Francisco State University. In the last few years, he was twice chosen as Teacher of the Year at Hastings and also won the coveted Judge John R. Brown Award for the best teacher in the nation of federal judges. His publications include the best-selling Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial (Lexis Nexis 2020) and Romancing the Room (Random House 2002).