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James R. Hubbard
Of Counsel
Direct Dial: 562.762.2358
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James Hubbard is a highly regarded trial lawyer with four decades of experience in a wide variety of civil litigation and arbitration cases with leading trial firms in North Carolina, Florida, and New York.  His first chair litigation experience includes over 100 jury trials.  As a result of his litigation experience, he has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where he serves on its Committee for the Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy.

Mr. Hubbard's litigation experience includes Title VII and ADEA employment discrimination cases, sexual harassment and wrongful termination cases, and class actions.  He has extensive experience in the litigation of breach of contract and product liability cases, as well as motor vehicle negligence cases, including wrongful death claims, and coverage issues arising form life insurance and disability insurance policies.  He has substantial experience in the litigation of environmental and land used disputes. Hr. Hubbard has won a landmark decision from the Florida Supreme Court, after ten years of litigation, preserving Florida’s ownership of these river and lake beds and the mineral deposits beneath them.

In addition to his trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Hubbard has frequently appeared as lead counsel in arbitration matters involving securities and employment law disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the AAA and other leading arbitration forums.

He has significant experience in the litigation of issues related to the preservation of electronic evidence, and punitive damages.  He served as lead trial counsel in Zubulake v. UBS, which was resulted in a $29,273,190 jury verdict, including $20,000,000 in punitive damages, in the Southern District of New York for an institutional securities saleswoman on claims for gender discrimination of retaliation under state and federal law.  The verdict in Zubulake also is widely noted for its seminal decisions setting forth the electronic evidence preservation obligations of litigants in federal cases.

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