Orland Law Group
Nationally Known Insurance Defense Attorney Serving The Greater Los Angeles Area From Law Offices In Manhattan Beach

James J Orland

James J Orland

Managing Partner
Manhattan Beach, California
James J. Orland is a founding partner of Orland Law Group APC, a California insurance defense firm located in Manhattan Beach, CA. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School 1992. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1992 and is a member in good standing. He was admitted to the Utah Bar in 2017 and is a member in good standing. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross in 1989.

Mr. Orland’s primary areas of practice involve construction defect litigation, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, products liability, general negligence and business litigation matters. He has represented Developers, General Contractors, Architects, Engineers, various subcontractor trades and has successfully tried to verdict and litigated numerous complex claims across the State of California. Mr. Orland is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A)

He has been a Conference Chair, Panel Member and Moderator at numerous national construction defect seminars including West Coast Casualty, The Council on Litigation Management (CLM) Annual and West Coast Conferences, VEADR conference, and the annual Perrin National Construction Defect Conference. The events have been attended by Federal and State Court Judges from Florida, California, South Carolina, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada as well insurance professionals and attorneys from across the country. He regularly presents accredited seminars to clients on current events addressing construction defect, complex litigation strategies, and claims adjuster ethics.

He is currently a member of Themis Advocates Group, The American Bar Associate, and The CLM. He is admitted to practice law in all California State Courts since 1992 and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal Court since 1992. He is also recognized as a Super Lawyer

Areas of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Business Disputes
  • Inverse Condemnation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1992
  • College of the Holy Cross
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1989
    • Major: Political Science and Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • South Bay Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member

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