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James Shields

Partner, Compliance Committee Member

UpRight Law (888) 408-9779

21707 Hawthorne Blvd.
Ste 204
Torrance, CA 90503

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Attorney James C. Shields provides high caliber, effective legal representation to clients all throughout Southern California. He focuses on select areas of law including bankruptcy, estate planning and probate and he has a proven track record under his belt. With decades of legal experience, Attorney Shields is admitted to practice law in California, Oregon and Arizona. He obtained his Juris Degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles back in 1984 and since then, he has opened up five separate law offices so that he can better serve Southern California residents. Attorney Shields assists clients with filing for bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, conservatorship, guardianships and much more. So let his experience work for you!  He puts focused attention and energy into every case so that you can obtain the most favorable outcome.


27 years since James Shields was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
CA Active 1996


School Major Degree Graduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University Law JD - Juris Doctor 1985
University of California - Los Angeles Finance MBA - Master of Business Administration 1975
California State University, Dominguez Hills Physiology and Economics BS - Bachelor of Science 1973

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney - Law Offices Of James C. Shields 1998 - Present
Attorney - Law Offices of Robert G. Winterbotham 1996 - 1998


Position Association Name Duration
ARAG Network Attorney 2014 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association Settlement Officer 2013 - Present
Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Mediation Panel Settlement Officer 2013 - Present


Award Name Granting Organization Date
Best Answers AVVO 2015
Client's Choice Bankruptcy AVVO 2014
Certificate of Appreciation South Bay Bar Association 2014

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

Teresa C. Washington