James W. "Bill" McCord

Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Specialties, Experience:

Mr. McCord has practiced law in Los Angeles for over 30 years. His practice emphasizes civil litigation, including complex and professional liability matters. He has tried over 40 jury trials to conclusion and has represented clients in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations. In recent years, Mr. McCord’s practice has emphasized professional liability defense, including directors and officers, insurance bad-faith defense, and major exposure tort defense.

One Highlight:

For several years after he finished law school, he served as a Special Agent of the FBI. More recently, he has served as a volunteer judge pro tem and currently serves as a mediator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Most Memorable Legal Moment:

"Attending my daughter’s graduation from law school.”

Away from the Law:

Mr. McCord is an avid outdoorsman.

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Areas of Law

  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Employment Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1966, Ohio
1970, California and U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
1972, U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Ninth Circuits

Law School Attended

Ohio State University Law School
Class of 1966

University Attended

Ohio State University
Class of 1963
Labor Economics

Birth Information

Born in 1941
Columbus, Ohio, July 25, 1941

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

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Office Information
James W. "Bill" McCord
 11900 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 600,
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1151


Berman, Berman, Berman, Schneider & Lowary, LLP (Los Angeles, California)

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