James Hale Harmon, Attorney
Get To Know Jim
“I’m trying to change the way people think about lawyers. I want people to feel they can talk to me about their issues. They can tell me their problems, be honest with me.
RELATIONSHIP WITH CLIENTS:
“I’m partners with my clients. I have a clear glass desk, to show there’s no division between us. Transparency is key in the attorney-client relationship. I had a huge executive desk for the first few year of practice, but then I realized it created a barrier between me and the client. Plus some items got buried in the drawers. I want to have all the issues front and center.”
“Settling a case satisfactorily and making the best of a bad situation—getting a certain level of justice—is the most satisfying part of my job. There are often compromises. I want to put the injured in the best possible circumstance.”
“The hardest thing is finding a balance between work and family, trying to balance those needs. I have three kids (in addition to a loving wife, three dogs and a cat) and I want them to feel like Dad was a factor in their upbringing. I keep toys and coloring books in the office for my kids so they can play ‘office’ when they come to work with me on the weekends. These supplies are around when clients have to bring their kids too.”
WHY DID I CHOOSE TO BE A PLAINTIFF OR CONSUMER ATTORNEY:
“Helping the individual and the consumer felt better than working for insurance companies. My uncle, Tom Harmon, was a personal injury attorney; I would say he was a motivating factor in my choice. My dad was more of an inspiration in terms of emphasizing hard work and the benefit of applying yourself.”
“There’ll always be a few lawyers out there that are ‘smarter’ than me. But I will approach my client’s cases with aggressiveness, and still be the nicest and most professional guy in the room.”
2107 North Broadway, Suite 102
Santa Ana, California 92706
Los Angeles County Office:
4017 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from
USC in 1992. Juris Doctorate from Western State University
College of Law in Fullerton, Cal. in 1998. Member of the
Orange County Bar Association, Long Beach Bar Association,
Long Beach Barristers and the Los Angeles Consumer Attorneys
Association. Law Clerk for The Law Offices of Thomas M.
Harmon from 1992-1997. Clerk and associate litigation attorney
at Ainbinder & Blatt, Inc., from 1998 until 2003. The
Harmon Firm was established in 2003.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Married to Angie Harmon, 2001, Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church.
- Father of three daughters.
- We currently reside in the Newport/Costa Mesa area.
- Member, Mariners Church, Irvine.
- Member, Newport/Irvine
- Member, Sigma Chi Fraternity Alumni Club.
Married to Angie Harmon in 2001 at Laguna Beach Presbysterian
Church. Father of three daughters. We currently live in
the Newport/Costa Mesa, CA. Members of Mariners Church.
Newport/Irvine Trojan Club. Sigma Chi Fraternity Alumni