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James A. McDaniel Attorney James A McDaniel

Attorney at Law

San Jose, California

Phone: (408) 299-1200

Fax: (408) 998-4895

Email: Email James

James McDaniel is an associate at Terra Law LLP. James’ practice focuses on real estate litigation, business litigation, real estate and commercial transactions, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. James’ real estate litigation experience includes boundary line and easement disputes, quiet title, adverse possession, slander of title, fraud and nondisclosure, nuisance, purchase and sale contracts, foreclosure actions, and residential and commercial leases. James has experience representing creditors in bankruptcy under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

James graduated summa cum laude from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He received a High Tech Law Certificate with honors for his achievement in coursework related to intellectual property. James also received numerous CALI and Witkin awards, which are only given to the top performer in each class. While at Santa Clara University School of Law, James was a quarterfinalist in the law school’s Honors Moot Court Internal competition. He went on to organize and manage the program the next year as a Committee Chair on the Board of Directors.

James was involved in a successful jury trial and a successful appellate outcome as reflected in the published appellate decision of Orozco v. WPV San Jose, LLC  (2019) 36 Cal.App.5th 375, 375 which is discussed in the “Recent Successes” section of this website.

Areas of Practice

Real Estate Litigation
Business Litigation
Real Estate and Commercial Transactions
Intellectual Property
Trade Secret Disputes

Bar Admissions

California, 2014
United States District Court for Northern District of California
United States District Court for Southern District of California
United States District Court for Central District of California
United States District Court for Eastern District of California


Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
J.D. summa cum laude – 2014
Honors: Order of the Coif
Honors: Honors Moot Court Internal, Competitor, Board Member
Honors: High Tech Law Certificate, with honors
Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Patents, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Constitutional Law
Honors: Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence – Advocacy, Criminal Law, Wills and Trusts, Legal Professions, Property
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
B.A. – 2009
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Member
State Bar of California, Member
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member