James J. Mittermiller is Of Counsel in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's San Diego office.

Areas of Practice

James has a broad-based business litigation practice, which includes intellectual property, unfair competition, financial institution litigation, lender liability, corporate and partnership disputes, and antitrust.

Upon graduation from law school, James joined the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.  He is one of the founding members of the firm's San Diego office.



Mr. Mittermiller has defended dozens of class actions, and has obtained favorable resolutions through denial of class certification, settlement, and victory through summary judgment motion and trial.



San Diego Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2017

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in America

Who's Who in the World



Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Subcommittee Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Committee of the ABA Litigation Section

Executive Committee, Prejudgment Remedies Section of the L.A. County Bar Association

Barrister, American Inns of Court

Board of Directors (Past President), Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Board of Directors, La Jolla YMCA


J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1978, Associate Editor of the Industrial Relations Law Journal

B.A., Claremont McKenna College, 1975, magna cum laude

University of Heidelberg, Germany


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