Jim has been practicing law for the past 50 plus years. For the last 30 years Jim has consistently been awarded an AV Preeminent designation by Martindale-Hubbell. At the beginning of Jim’s practice, he was primarily a real estate, construction, and business law litigator as well as a regulatory attorney primarily involving the California Energy Industry. Since moving to Sonora, California Jim has become a country lawyer, primarily working as a mediator, negotiator, and coach. His law practice now focuses on real estate, construction, business, and collaborative family law disputes. Both Cherry Law and Coach Cherry share the mission commitment to be a peacemaker and peace builder.
Jim’s commitment is to “Be Peace and Do Peace”. Jim works with individuals and businesses as well as institutions, such as State Courts and various schools, helping them to mediate disputes either between faculty or between students. Jim also works with various community organizations, including Rotary, The Mankind Project and the Mother Lode League of Woman Voters to co-create peace and social justice. Jim is honored to be invited to be a member of Lawyers of Distinction.
Mediation is a gateway to civility and a pathway to peace.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) saves clients time, money and aggravation when compared to a courtroom trial. With over 50 years of legal experience, Cherry Law Office serves individuals and businesses from all over California. Your professional neutral comes to you to provide cost-effective, fair and private conflict resolution services, including Mediation and Negotiation, resulting in dispute resolution without the need for a trial.