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SAN DIEGO, CA, July 02, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With over two decades of legal experience behind him, James 'Jim' Souza has been recognized as an exceptional litigator and negotiator, primarily in the context of complex construction defect litigation, products liability action, and defense of personal injury actions. His clients include subcontractors, general contractors, manufacturers, and high net worth individuals. While his goal is to extract his clients from costly and time-consuming litigation, if reasonably possible, he is also prepared to fight if his clients' best interest are served by seeing litigation through.
Jim pursued his collegiate studies at San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting in 1992. He then studied law at California Western School of Law, graduating in 1995. During his time there, he held the position of senior editor on law review and was recognized for many academic accomplishments.
After completing law school, Jim's practice initially focused on insurance defense cases, primarily in the construction industry, but then expanded into defending catastrophic loss cases, product liability litigation, wrongful death claims and "OPIC/Wrap" litigation. He gained rapid recognition and success as an accomplished litigator in those fields.
In 2007, Jim became a co-founder and shareholder of Kennedy & Souza APC which currently has offices throughout the State of California. The firm, which counts among its seasoned and dedicated professionals and staff over 100 years of collective defense, transactional and litigation experience, has set itself on a path for achieving the goals of its clients, whether that be through settlement or resolute litigation, by following its guiding principle of delivering top-notch legal services consistent with its clients' goals in a timely and innovative manner.
Currently, Jim's practice focuses on business litigation, product liability, arbitration, construction law, and personal injury. Jim is also honored to have been awarded the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has and is currently the Principal and co-founder at legal firm Kennedy and Souza, APC.
Jim prides himself on having strong communication skills—both as an advocate for clients and as a counselor and advisor to clients and colleagues alike. He has a proven commitment to representing the clients of Kennedy & Souza with the utmost zeal and integrity and has earned an outstanding reputation for delivering optimum results and victories for his clients.
To further augment his skills as an attorney, Jim is affiliated with a variety of respected legal boards including the Worldwide Registry, San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors, and the California Bar Association.
Jim has been nominated for numerous awards in the industry over the years and has been honored as one of the leading attorneys in litigation, personal injury and premises liability cases, as well as being selected as finalist for the best construction litigation attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript.
Jim attributes his success and that of Kennedy & Souza, APC to his hard work and that of his partners, associates, paralegals, and staff, as well as to their collective dedication to the needs of goals of their clients.
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