Spring 2020

Section 4119 of BAD18
The Legal Environment of Business -- : Jan 16 - May 14 2020

Summer 2019

Section 8093 of BAD18
The Legal Environment of Business -- : Jun 17 - Jul 28 2019
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Empire College Law School, Santa Rosa, California
J.D. Cum Laude

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
B.S. Applied Economics

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California
A.S. Administration of Justice

Academic Experience: 

Teaching BAD 18 for the Spring 2015 semester will be my first official teaching assignment.
James V. Sansone is the principal and lead attorney at the Law Offices of James V. Sansone. Mr. Sansone's law practice is a general state and federal legal practice emphasizing in cases dealing with family law, bankruptcy, and juvenile dependency. Prior to starting his own firm, Jim worked for the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office, Redwood Credit Union, and a Sonoma County law firm.

Jim enjoys football and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He works off stress at the gym and likes to relax with a good drama starring Al Pacino or Robert De Niro.

Areas of Practice

Juvenile Dependency
Family Law
Criminal Law
Litigation & Appeals
Real Estate Litigation
Bankruptcy Law

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

State Bar of California, Family Law Section, Member

Sonoma County Bar Association, Member

National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member

Sonoma County Family Law Best Practices Committee, Member

Presentations and Publications: 

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