James Ulwelling practices in the areas of real estate litigation, real estate transactions, community association (HOA) law, business law and general civil litigation. James has served as lead trial counsel in numerous lawsuits and arbitrations over the years, where he has exhibited skills in courtroom strategy, critical analysis and sophisticated advocacy. James, who has over 25 years of legal experience, is a former partner at Morris Polich and Purdy, LLP (now Clark Hill PLC) and Ulwelling | Siddiqui LLP.
James is actively engaged with professional groups serving the real estate, community association and business communities. He is a member of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of California and the Community Associations Institute. He is a featured speaker for groups such as the Community Associations Institute, Chapman University School of Law, the Orange County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Employer Advisory Council of Orange County, and numerous commercial and residential real estate brokerages. He has served on the Publications Committee and Mediation Committee for the Community Associations Institute. James has been published in periodicals and trade journals such as California Law Business, The Law Journal and OC View.
James received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UCLA, where he achieved recognition on the Dean’s List. He earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review. He subsequently completed additional training as a mediator through the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations and served as a community volunteer mediator. James enjoys spending time with his three daughters as well as hiking, swimming, gardening, wine tasting, traveling, and cheering UCLA sports. James also serves as a mentoring attorney for Proboknow.