James J. Corbelli


Mr. Corbelli is an AV Preeminent rated civil trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of business litigation and transactional services.

Jim has lectured and conducted seminars on Alternative Dispute Resolution, attorney ethics and other litigation issues. Mr. Corbelli was a contributing author to “Professional Liability Law, Leading Lawyers on Strategies for Minimizing Risk and Increasing Success in Professional Liability Suits,” published by Aspatore Books, 2005.

Prior to becoming of counsel to Farrimond Law Offices, Mr. Corbelli was a partner for 11 years at Lillick & Charles LLP and for 7 years at Nixon Peabody LLP. At Lillick & Charles his practice focused on business disputes, including antitrust issues, Directors and Officers liability claims, state and federal securities fraud, and civil RICO claims. Mr. Corbelli represented attorneys and law firms with respect to claims of legal malpractice, ethical breaches, and other civil matters. While at Nixon Peabody, Mr. Corbelli continued to advise and represent attorneys, directors and other professionals with respect to professional liability and fiduciary duty.

At the trial and appellate levels, Mr. Corbelli focuses upon antitrust and unfair business practices claims, trade secrets disputes, federal and state securities fraud litigation, wire and mail fraud, and commercial bribery claims. At Nixon Peabody he was the partner for Loss Prevention at the firm’s California offices and served as a member of Nixon Peabody’s Professional Standards Committee.

Bar Admissions:

All courts in the state of California
United States Supreme Court
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
The Northern District of California
The Central District of California
The Eastern District of California
The District of Alaska


Hastings College of Law, 1983
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Managing Editor, Hastings Law Review
Honors: Order of the Coif; Thurston Society

Universitty of California, Berkeley, 1979
A.B. Ancient History
Graduated with Honors

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust

  • Commercial Contracts and Leases

  • Directors and Officers Liability

  • Employment

  • Federal and State Securities Fraud

  • Land Use

  • Professional Liability

  • Trade Secrets

  • Trustee Claims

  • Unfair Advertising and Business Practices

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating