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James Cummins

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Burlingame, CA
Mr. Cummins is an experienced litigator, whose practice is focused on disputes arising out of trusts, estates, and elder abuse. He represents trustees, executors, personal representatives, and attorneys-in-fact in actions involving accusations of trust mismanagement, breaches of fiduciary duty, trust and will contests, and even disinterment. Mr. Cummins also has significant experience in litigating domestic and international commercial disputes, business disputes in the family law setting, and real property disputes.


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Certificate in Social Justice & Public Interest
  • Loyola Marymount University
    • B.A. - 2005

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Probate Court Closed to Disinherited Trust Beneficiaries, Daily Journal, September 27, 2018


  • Speaker, Drafting Petitions and Responses, East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers Litigation Boot Camp, September 12, 2018
  • Speaker, Undue Influence in Will and Trust Contests Under Probate Code 86, Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council, Pleasanton, CA, March 1st, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, Social Chair