James C. Suits II

San Jose Personal Injury Attorney

The Law Office of James C. Suits II focuses on representing individuals who have been severely injured in catastrophic accidents. We provide our clients with friendly and compassionate representation that is 100% focused on achieving the best possible results in their civil litigation cases. Every client’s case is unique and poses different challenges. Mr. Suits spends substantial time listening to his clients, analyzing all potential legal strategies, and working closely with them throughout the entire litigation process in order to achieve the best results possible. Mr. Suits’ broad litigation experience brings the kind of judgment, expertise, and problem solving that your unique legal situation requires. Mr. Suits believes in conducting litigation in a professional and respectful manner with the highest level of integrity. However, litigation can become a contentious battle and Mr. Suits is always up for a good fight whenever it’s necessary.

Mr. Suits has 17 years of experience as a lawyer handling a broad range of civil litigation in San Jose, California and founded the Law Office of James C. Suits II in 2012.  Prior to 2012, Mr. Suits’ prior litigation experience included working as an Associate Attorney for Robinson & Wood, Inc. and Tharpe & Howell, LLP, as well as a Law Clerk for the Civil Liability Division of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Counties Served

Alameda, Contra Costa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Stanislaus.


Mr. Suits is a native of Los Gatos, California and graduated from Los Gatos High School in 1993. He graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 1997. Mr. Suits obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2003 from the University of Southern California Law School in Los Angeles, California.

Honors and Awards

In 2015, Super Lawyers selected Mr. Suits to its Northern California Rising Stars list.  This distinction is available to the top 2.5% of California lawyers who are either 40 years of age or younger or have practiced law for less than 10 years.  The list of Rising Stars is published in Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine and San Francisco Magazine.

Mr. Suits has answered more than 1,400 legal questions posted on Avvo’s Question and Answer forum (https://www.avvo.com/ask-a-lawyer).  Based on Mr. Suits’ contributions on Avvo, he received the Avvo Top Contributor award in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

During law school, Mr. Suits received high honors grades in Trial Advocacy, Evidence, and Remedies.  He received honors grades in Torts II, Constitutional Law II, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Wills, Bioethics, and Sports Law.  Mr. Suits was also in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program.

Court Admissions and Professional Affiliations

In 2004, Mr. Suits was admitted to practice law in California.  He is admitted to practice in both California state courts and US federal courts.  Mr. Suits is a Member of the State Bar of California and his State Bar Number is 229990.  Mr. Suits also serves as a mediator for the Civil Early Settlement Conference Program (Local Civil Rule 4) administered by Santa Clara County Superior Court.