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James A. Quadra


Mr.Quadra is a trial attorney with extensive litigation experience in class actions and cases involving employment issues, unfair business practices, business disputes, civil rights, legal malpractice, police misconduct, municipal law, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. He has tried cases in state and federal courts.

Mr.Quadra has handled cases that have drawn national attention. He has been interviewed by and quoted in the National Law Journal, The Recorder, the SF Chronicle, the Washington Post and the New York Post, among other publications. He has appeared on Larry King Live, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, The Glenn Beck Program, KGO-7 News (ABC) and KDTV-14 News (Univision).



J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law – Boalt Hall, 1987
B.S., U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business, 1983




Mediator, San Francisco Bar Association Early Settlement Program
Mediator, San Francisco Superior Court Pre-Arbitration Settlement Program
Chairperson, SF Unified School District’s Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
President, Board of Directors, Buen Día Family School

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Jim Quadra concentrates on civil litigation. Prior to founding Quadra & Coll, LLP, Mr. Quadra was the managing partner of Calvo, Fisher & Jacob, LLP from 2010 until 2012. Before joining Calvo Fisher & Jacob, Mr. Quadra was a name partner in the San Francisco law firm of Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP for 12 years. Before founding Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP he was a deputy city attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office for over 8 years. Mr. Quadra was the Chief of General Litigation, supervising approximately 30 deputy city attorneys involved in a full range of civil litigation on behalf of San Francisco. Before becoming a deputy city attorney, Mr. Quadra was an associate at the law firms of Severson & Werson and Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye, where he specialized in commercial and securities litigation and bankruptcy law.

Mr.Quadra is fluent in Spanish and handles cases involving coordination with counsel in Spanish-speaking countries.

Mr. Quadra has served as a volunteer mediator for the San Francisco Bar Association Early Settlement Program and pre-arbitration settlement conference panelist for the San Francisco Superior Court.

Mr. Quadra has presented continuing legal education lectures for CEB, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the County Counsel’s Association of California, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Mr. Quadra is the Chairperson of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and the President of the Board of Directors of the Buen Día Family School.

Mr. Quadra received his law degree in 1987 from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law – Boalt Hall where he was a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar and a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1983 from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business.

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
Northern California Super Lawyer
The Best Lawyers in America – 19th and 20th Editions
“Lawyer of the Year” for San Francisco Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs by The Best Lawyers In America
“Superb” Rating, AVVO



Contact James A. Quadra

Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415 426 3502

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