Jim has a wealth of experience in both litigation, trials, and transactional matters. Jim has a broad practice and accepts many different types of cases. For example, Jim handles contract and partnership disputes, real estate and title matters, personal injury and wrongful death cases, and many others. When Jim was a child, his mother used to say, “Jim, act as if, and you’ll soon see it’s you!” The message became an important part of Jim’s thinking and being, and now, Jim handles a breadth of cases that other lawyers would not feel qualified to accept.
Jim has been described as smart, hands-on and effective. He interacts with each of his clients according to their individual or company needs. Jim carefully listens, draws on his vast experience, and does everything within his power to bring each client a successful result.
Jim was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended UCLA and graduated in 1982, cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He attended USC Law School and graduated in December, 1986, being one of two students in his class to graduate early. He was admitted to the California bar in June 1987 and has practiced law ever since.
Jim enjoys being a lawyer both from a social standpoint and as an advocate. He uses his more than 25 years of experience, and other life experiences and achievements, to explain and often persuade others that his client’s position is the most meritorious.
Jim is married to Safi and they have children ranging in ages from 13 to 28. They are Sabbath observers and Mr. Vickman takes seriously his Torah and Talmudic studies. Jim loves the outdoors, and on a regular basis, rain (not very much in L.A.) or shine, day or night, bikes to and from his office, happily bucking the trend of the automobile. Jim bikes about 50 miles a week.