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Judge James J. Di Cesare Judicial Profile

Judge James Joseph Di Cesare received his B.A. from California State University at Fullerton in 1969 and his J.D. from Pepperdine Law School in 1973. After passing the California bar in 1973, he worked as an associate at Aitken, Bradshaw & Andres until 1976 when he became a partner at Di Cesare & Weaver. In 1985, he established his own practice, where he remained until he joined Di Cesare & Behle as a partner in 2000. While in private practice, he focused on personal injury, professional negligence, and product liability, as well as working in criminal defense, administrative law, workers’ compensation, and family law. He was appointed to the bench in 2001 by Governor Gray Davis.



2015 – Orange County Bar Association Franklin G. West Award

2014 – Orange County Bar Association Business Litigation Section Judge of the Year

2013 – Orange County Women Lawyers Association Judge of the Year

2011 – Celtic Bar Association Judge of the Year

2009 – Orange County Trial Lawyers Judge Oliver Award for Judicial Integrity, Compassion, and Courage

2008 – American Board of Trial Advocates, Orange County Chapter, George Frances Judicial Civility Award for Judicial Integrity

2000 - Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Attorney of the Year

1998 – California Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services



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