Attorney Profile

Mr. James V. Sansone Esq.

Jim has over nine years combined experience in the legal and financial professions. Jim has many connections in the legal and financial communities. Prior to starting his own firm, Jim worked for a Northern California Law Firm, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office, and Redwood Credit Union. Jim decided to start his own law firm because he wanted to practice law a different way. Jim wants to bring integrity and personalized attention to his law practice by focusing on the best interest of his clients, while moving away from the traditional billing mentality and practices historically associated with the legal service industry. Jim wants to bring an affordable alternative to large firm practices which generally lack the flexibility to tailor billing arrangements to accommodate the needs of the average person. Jim's enthusiasm for the law, compassion for his clients, and aggressive method of litigation has brought many of his clients' successful results with their legal matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Business Organizations
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009


  • Empire College Law School, Santa Rosa, California

  • - J.D. (Cum Laude)
    - Law Review: Empire Law Review, Editorial Board Member
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

  • - B.S.

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Granholm v. Heald: Are The Grapes Really Free?, Interstate Commerce Clause, United States Constitution, 1 Empire L. Rev. 25, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • California State Legislature Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Litigation and Law Practice Management Sections, Member
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Bench Bar and Barrister Sections
  • National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • California DUI Lawyers Association, Member
  • Mendocino County Court Approved Criminal Conflicts Panel, Member
  • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event Committee, Member, 2005 - 2008
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member