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James L. Arrasmith

James L. Arrasmith

Skilled Lawyer Dedicated to Helping People and Companies in Need
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Biography

Attorney James L. Arrasmith takes immense pride in his role of assisting the California legal community with its diverse legal requirements, regardless of the complexity or difficulty posed by each case. He practices in all California Counties. Mr. Arrasmith's unwavering pursuit of excellence underscores his approach. He ensures that cases are handled in a professional and timely manner, characterized by meticulous care and precision.

When seeking a reputable attorney in California, Mr. Arrasmith's law firm stands out as the optimal choice. Renowned for his commitment to clients on both personal and professional fronts, Mr. Arrasmith has earned prominence in the legal community. His authorship of multiple legal articles further cements his reputation.

James L. Arrasmith is fueled by a fervent desire to assist clients in navigating their legal needs. His paramount objective is to facilitate the realization of clients' desired legal objectives and outcomes. By offering competitively priced legal services, he endeavors to extend support to all members of the California community in need. Diligence, compassion, responsiveness, and dedication serve as the cornerstones of his approach, and he places profound importance on upholding confidentiality and preserving the attorney-client privilege.

Education
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
J.D. (2016)
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I graduated as summa cum laude (valedictorian) of my law school class with the highest of honors. I maintained the highest GPA in the law school's over 50 years of history. I hold the current record for the most Faculty Achievement Awards given out in the law school's entire history.
Honors: Valedictorian, suma cum laude
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Professional Experience
Attorney & Owner
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Can Felons Run for President?
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The Basic 8 Steps in Divorce Filing
The Basic 8 Steps in Divorce Filing
What Are the Landlord and Tenant Rights in California law?
What is a Declaration in a Family Law Case?
Mobile Home Laws in California
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Mobile Home Laws in California
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Top 5 Divorce Questions – Answered for California
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Understanding and Calculating Alimony (Spousal Support) in California
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California Workers Compensation Law
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California Living Will Forms | Sacramento Estate Planning
Did Kim Kardashian Pass the Bar Exam?
Attorney Client Privilege In California
Sacramento Estate Planning Attorney
Sacramento Family Law
Eviction FAQs
Divorce Process In California
What is Cash for Keys
Divorce Process In California
Landlord-Tenant
California Security Deposits after Lease Termination
How to Seek Asylum In The USA
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5 Key Points of Rental Law in California: Know Your Tenant Rights
Can You Sue Someone for Lying?
Is It Legal to Record a Conversation in California?
California Personal Injury Law
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Wrongfully Terminated in California: Know Your Rights
california living will
Speaking Engagements
An Introduction to California Law, 9719 Lincoln Village Drive, #500, in Sacramento, CA 95827
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
I recently hosted a seminar titled "An Introduction to California Law." It was a pleasure to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of California's legal framework, covering key topics and regulations relevant to various aspects of law in the state. Through this seminar, participants gained valuable insights into navigating California's legal landscape with confidence and understanding.
Modernization: Running a Law Firm in 2024 in the Age of Technological Revolutions, 9719 Lincoln Village Drive, #500, in Sacramento, CA 95827
Creative Minds University
I recently had the privilege of delivering a keynote address on the topic "Modernization: Running a Law Firm in 2024 in the Age of Technological Revolutions." It was an honor to share insights and strategies on how to adapt and thrive in today's rapidly evolving legal landscape, leveraging the latest technological advancements to enhance efficiency, productivity, and client service. Through this speaking engagement, I aimed to empower fellow legal professionals with practical knowledge.
The Modern Employee: How To Manage Employees In 2024, 9719 Lincoln Village Drive, #500, in Sacramento, CA 95827
Creative Minds Staffing Co., Inc.
I had the privilege of delivering a keynote address titled "The Modern Employee: How To Manage Employees In 2024." It was an honor to share insights and strategies on effectively managing employees in the digital age. The session focused on innovative approaches to leadership and employee engagement to navigate the evolving workplace landscape.
How to Launch a Business Into Space, 9719 Lincoln Village Drive, #500, in Sacramento, CA 95827
CAED
I had the privilege of delivering a keynote address titled "Launching Your Business into New Heights." It was an honor to share insights and strategies on effectively managing employees in the digital age, focusing on innovative approaches to leadership and employee engagement to navigate the evolving workplace landscape.
Certifications
Valedictorian
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
Awards
Accredited Business, "A+" Rating
Better Business Bureau
James L. Arrasmith, Owner and Chief Legal Counsel at The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith, has been recognized for his exceptional legal services and dedication to client satisfaction, earning the firm an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This prestigious rating reflects the firm's steadfast commitment to maintaining the highest standards of trust, integrity, and customer service.
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Top Contributor
Avvo
Client Champion - Platinum
Martindale-Hubbell
I am honored to have received the prestigious Client Champion - Platinum Award from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to my unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and exceptional legal representation. This recognition reflects the trust and confidence my clients have placed in me, motivating me to continue delivering personalized attention, clear communication, and effective advocacy. With a proven track record of success, I am dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for my clients.
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
I am honored to be recognized as a rising star under Super Lawyers, a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of all attorneys in California, highlighting my exceptional legal skills and promising career trajectory. This prestigious accolade reflects my dedication, expertise, and commitment to delivering outstanding results for my clients. Being part of this elite group underscores my position as a top legal professional in the industry.
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2022
Client Champion - Platinum
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Contributor
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Valedictorian
Lincoln Law School of California
I am proud to have achieved the prestigious honor of valedictorian, reflecting my dedication, intelligence, and exceptional legal acumen, setting me apart as a prodigy and phenom in the legal profession; with a solid foundation of academic achievement and a passion for the law, I bring unparalleled expertise and innovative thinking to every case I handle, ensuring consistent outstanding results for my clients and earning their trust in my proven track record of success.
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California  # 332498
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 332498
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Social Security Disability
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Animal & Dog Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Collections
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Antitrust Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Municipal Law
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Foreclosure Defense
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Elder Law
International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Native American Law
Legal Malpractice
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
White Collar Crime
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Environmental Law
Nursing Home Abuse
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Agricultural Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I’m an asylee, can I return to my home country and then come back to the US with an H1B or F1 visa?
A: This is a complex situation with potentially serious legal implications. While I can provide some general information, it's crucial that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before taking any action. Here are some key points to consider:

1. Returning to your home country:

As an asylee, returning to your home country could jeopardize your asylum status. It may be interpreted as evidence that you no longer fear persecution, which was the basis for granting asylum.

2. Abandoning asylum status:

If you choose to return to your home country, you may be considered to have abandoned your asylum status and your pending adjustment of status application.

3. Applying for non-immigrant visas:

Applying for H-1B or F-1 visas after having been granted asylum can be complicated. These are non-immigrant visas, and you would need to demonstrate non-immigrant intent, which can be challenging given your asylum history.

4. Consular processing:

If you leave the U.S., you would need to apply for these visas at a U.S. consulate abroad. Your asylum history may complicate this process.

5. Potential bars to re-entry:

Depending on how you entered the U.S. initially and other factors, you might face bars to re-entry if you leave.

6. Impact on future immigration benefits:

This decision could affect your eligibility for future immigration benefits in the U.S.

Given the complexity and potential risks involved, it's strongly recommended that you:

1. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your specific case details.

2. Explore alternative options, such as applying for a Refugee Travel Document to travel to a third country to meet your family.

3. Consider the long-term implications of your decision on your immigration status and future in the U.S.

Remember, immigration law is complex and case-specific. An immigration attorney can provide personalized advice based on your unique situation and help you understand all available options.
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Q. Can my vet add to my invoice from something in 2020, 4 years ago and add interest fee and late charges all in one day.
A: This is a complex situation that raises several legal and ethical questions about veterinary billing practices. Here's a breakdown of the key issues:

1. Adding charges from 2020:

Generally, a business can bill for services rendered, even if there was an initial oversight. However, the significant delay (4 years) in billing could be problematic, especially if there was no prior communication about these charges.

2. Late fees and interest charges:

The legality of adding these depends on the terms of service you agreed to when you first became a client. If these fees were not part of your agreement, adding them retroactively might not be legal.

3. Statute of limitations:

In California, the statute of limitations for written contracts is 4 years, and for oral contracts, it's 2 years. Depending on the nature of your agreement with the vet, some of these old charges might no longer be legally enforceable.

4. Refusing partial payment:

While a business can set its own payment policies, refusing a good-faith partial payment in a situation where payment plans were previously discussed could be seen as unreasonable.

5. Ethical considerations:

The sudden addition of significant charges from years ago, especially given your recent loss and current financial situation, raises questions about the ethical practices of this veterinary clinic.

Given the complexity of this situation, you may want to consider the following steps:

1. Request a detailed, itemized bill showing all charges, including dates of service and when each charge was added to your account.

2. Review any contracts or agreements you signed with the vet clinic regarding payment terms and late fees.

3. If you believe the charges are unfair or illegal, you could file a complaint with the California Veterinary Medical Board or seek legal advice from a consumer protection attorney.

4. Consider discussing the situation with the clinic owner or manager, explaining your situation and attempting to negotiate a fair resolution.

5. If the clinic is part of a larger company or chain, you might want to escalate your complaint to their corporate office.

Remember, while vets are entitled to fair compensation for their services, they also have ethical obligations to their clients and patients. The sudden addition of significant charges from years ago, combined with inflexible payment terms, may not align with these obligations.
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Q. What is rule 65 in divorce?
A: Rule 65 typically refers to a federal rule of civil procedure related to injunctions and restraining orders. However, in the context of divorce in California, there isn't a specific "Rule 65" that's commonly referenced.

In California divorce proceedings, there are some important rules and orders that might be similar in function to what you're asking about:

1. Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROs): These automatically go into effect when a divorce is filed in California. They prevent both parties from taking certain actions, like removing minor children from the state, changing insurance policies, or disposing of property without consent.

2. Emergency orders or ex parte orders: These are temporary orders that can be requested for urgent matters in a divorce case, such as child custody or domestic violence protection.

3. Orders to show cause: These are used to request temporary orders during the divorce process for issues like child support, spousal support, or temporary custody arrangements.

If you're looking for information on a specific rule or order in California divorce proceedings, it might be helpful to provide more context about what you're trying to accomplish or what aspect of the divorce process you're dealing with.

For accurate legal advice pertaining to your specific situation, it's best to consult with a California family law attorney. They can provide guidance tailored to your case and explain any relevant rules or procedures.
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Landlord and Tenant Attorney James L. Arrasmith explains whether lease agreements have to be in writing or not. Spoiler: they generally do not. James L. Arrasmith is a Sacramento, California attorney. If you, or anyone you know, needs legal help, please contact The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith 916-704-3009. You can visit us online at https://jlegal.org/ for more information. There, you will find helpful legal articles that clearly explain California law. Do California Landlord-Tenant Lease Agreements Have to Be in Writing?"

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The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
Sacramento Office
9719 Lincoln Village Dr
#500
Sacramento, CA 95827
Telephone: (916) 704-3009
Fax: (916) 329-8145
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Sundays available by appointment only.