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James Lepadat

Senior Associate Attorney

WCAB Venues Covered:San Diego

James Lepadat is an Associate Attorney in the San Diego office. He focuses on the defense of workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers, carriers, municipalities, and third-party administrators.

James focuses on maximizing client communication and minimizing client exposure. He believes not all claims are created equal and as such, you can expect that James will implement the most effective defense to move the case toward resolution.

He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2017. Since that time, his practice has focused primarily on litigation and workers’ compensation defense.

James graduated from UCLA in 2012 where he majored in Political Science. Before going to law school, James was a teacher in the Republic of Georgia and South Korea. After teaching, he returned to California to obtain his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego.


  • University of San Diego, School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Los Angeles – B.A. Political Science, emphasis on American Politics


  • State Bar of California

Specialties: Defense of workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers, insurers and third-party administrators.


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