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James E. Lund was born in California in 1951, attended Palomar Junior College, received a Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in Economics in 1976, and graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University Law School in 1979.

Mr. Lund began his law career with the prestigious law firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack and practiced with them from 1979 through 1981. Mr. Lund was briefly associated with the law firm of White, Singleton, Ronquillo & Lounsbery, and then opened his own firm in April of 1982.

Mr. Lund practices primarily in business and real estate matters. He has been on the Superior Court arbitration list for 19 years and has acted as a Judge Pro Tem both in the municipal court and superior court. He was the chairman of the Business Law Section of the North County Bar Association for a total of 4-1/2 years. He has been a requested lecturer for real estate and business MCLE programs and has published several articles in legal publications.

Mr. Lund is currently serving on the board of directors for several public service organizations and corporations, including the Bar Association. He has served on the Escondido Elementary School Board, American Red Cross Board, City of Escondido Franchise Commission, and Escondido Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.


Legal Experience

Mr. Lund has over 25 years experience in civil litigation and transactional work in the business and real property areas. Civil litigation experience in the business area includes unfair competition, employment issues, fraud and tort claims, collection actions, and business disputes. Real property litigation experience includes property damage, defense of design professionals, construction defects, easements and encroachments, quiet title, partition, commercial and residential purchase, sale, and escrow, foreclosures, receiverships, commercial leases, mechanics liens, failures to perform, design defects, surety issues, and unlawful detainers. Bankruptcy litigation experience is limited to creditors, relief from stay actions and dischargeability complaints.

Business transactional work includes corporate and partnership formation, operation, and dissolution, business acquisitions and sales including asset and stock sales, and employment issues.

Real property transactional experience includes commercial, industrial and residential purchase and sale, escrow, financing matters, commercial and residential leases, title and title insurance issues, debt restructuring, operation and management issues, breach of warranty, hidden defect, and real estate broker malpractice.



  • Brigham Young University - B.A. Economics (1976)
  • Brigham Young University - J.D. Cum Laude (1979)
  • LSAT - 99th percentile
  • National Moot Court Team, National Client Interview Team
  • Silver Cup awarded by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White for “Best Oral Advocate”
  • Legal Writing and Research Instructor
  • Research Assistant to Professor David Thomas


Work History

  • Higgs, Fletcher, & Mack (1979 - 1981)
  • Law Office of James Lund (1982 - Present)
  • Superior Court Arbitrator (20+ Years)
  • Superior and Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem (19+ Years)


Present and Former Clients

  • Our firm has been corporate counsel to over 100 corporations
  • Real Estate Professionals:
    • Brokers
    • Escrow Companies
    • Title Companies
  • Construction Companies:
    • Developers
    • General Contractors
    • Subcontractors
    • Design Professionals
  • Insurance Defense:
    • Pauma Insurance Co.
    • Colonial Penn
    • State Farm
    • Farmers
  • Entertainment Industry:
    • Production companies including the 2nd largest touring sound company in the U.S.
    • Lighting Companies
    • Video Companies
    • Talent Agencies
    • Destination Management Consultants
    • Party Planners


Professional Associations
  • North County Bar Association (Board of Directors & Former CFO)
    • Sections:
      • Business (Chairman 4 years)
      • Real Property
      • Employment Law
      • Civil Litigation
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, San Diego Chapter


Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Frequent continuing legal education presenter including the following:
    • Lis Pendens Practice (11/04)
    • Collecting from the California Department of Real Estate Recovery Fund (9/99)
    • Internet and Trademarks (9/98)
    • Domain Name Problems (1997)
    • Invisible Theft or Trademarks on the Internet (10/97)
    • Incorporation: Are Your Clients Getting All of the Benefits? (5/95)
    • Successfully Piercing the Corporate Veil (1995)
    • Minority Business Enterprises and Women’s Business Enterprises (5/93)
  • Eight Published Articles


Civic Experience
  • Escondido Elementary School Board (5 years)
  • Escondido Chamber of Commerce (Board member, 6 years)
  • Escondido Downtown Business Association (CFO and Board member, 5 years)
  • Education Compact (Board member, 3 years)
  • Franchise Commission, City of Escondido (5 years)
  • Escondido Community Cable Access Foundation (Founder, Board Chairman, 5 years)
  • North County Community Cable Access Foundation (sponsored by Cities of Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido–Chairman and board member)
  • American Red Cross, Inland Chapter (Board member, 3 years)
  • Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the Arts (3 years)
  • Rotary Club (President and board member, 6 years)
  • Boy Scouts of America :
    • Troop 653 (Committee Chairman and member, 11 years)
    • Troop 659 and Pack 659 (Charter representative, 5 years)
    • Chairman of Nominating Committee for District Officers, 3 years
    • Friends of Scouting Fund Raising Leader for Escondido, San Marcos, and Valley Center, 3 years
  • San Pasqual High School Music Boosters (Committee Chairman, 3 years)
  • Youth Sports Coach for Soccer and Little League
  • L.R. Green Elementary P.T.A. (Committee Chairman, 3 years)
  • National Ski Patrol (7 years)

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