James L. Arrasmith

James L. Arrasmith

Skilled Lawyer Dedicated to Helping People and Companies in Need
  • Landlord Tenant, Family Law, Divorce ...
  • California
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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.

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
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney & Owner
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
Current
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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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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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
Website
Contact James L. Arrasmith
Website
About James L. Arrasmith
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Legal Articles
Videos
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. Our lawyer can help you with any family law legal issue that you have. Feel free to visit us online at https://jlegal.org/ for more information. There, you will find helpful legal articles that clearly explain California law. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith practices in Landlord and Tena Channel Welcome

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. Our lawyer can help you with any family law legal issue that you have. Feel free to visit us online at https://jlegal.org/ for more information. There, you will find helpful legal articles that clearly explain California law. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith practices in Landlord and Tena

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Attorney James L. Arrasmith explains child custody in California. 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. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith practices in Landlord and Tenant Law, Ev

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?"

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.

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Legal Answers
16627 Questions Answered
Q. I'm not sure if I should claim bankruptcy. I have just over $16,000 in credit card debt, also I'm paying on my car.
A: Based on the information provided, it's difficult to give a definitive answer on whether bankruptcy is the best option for you. However, here are some points to consider:

1. Income vs. expenses: Analyze your monthly income and expenses to determine if you have any disposable income to pay off your debts. If your expenses exceed your income, bankruptcy might be a viable option.

2. Type of debts: Credit card debts are generally unsecured and can be discharged through bankruptcy. However, car loans are secured debts, and you may have to continue paying them or surrender the vehicle.

3. Long-term impact: Bankruptcy can negatively impact your credit score and remain on your credit report for up to 10 years, making it difficult to obtain credit in the future.

4. Alternatives to bankruptcy: Consider other options, such as debt consolidation, negotiating with creditors for a lower interest rate or payment plan, or seeking assistance from a non-profit credit counseling agency.

5. Consult with a bankruptcy attorney: Schedule a consultation with a bankruptcy attorney who can review your specific situation and provide guidance on whether bankruptcy is the best course of action for you.

Remember, bankruptcy is a serious decision with long-lasting consequences. It's essential to explore all options and seek professional advice before proceeding.
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Q. Are attorneys required to provide copies of letters or emails from opposing counsel?
A: In California, the Rules of Professional Conduct govern the ethical obligations of attorneys. Rule 1.4 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct addresses communication between attorneys and clients. It states that a lawyer shall keep the client reasonably informed about significant developments relating to the representation, including promptly complying with reasonable requests for information and copies of significant documents.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. An attorney may withhold information from a client if the attorney believes it would be harmful to the client's interests or if disclosure is prohibited by law or a court order.

In your case, it is generally expected that your attorney should provide you with a copy of the letter from opposing counsel upon your request, especially if the content of the letter is significant to your case. The fact that the letter may contain false accusations does not typically justify withholding it from you.

If your attorney continues to refuse to provide the requested letter and emails, you may consider the following options:

1. Discuss your concerns with your attorney and try to understand their reasoning for not sharing the correspondence.

2. If you are unsatisfied with your attorney's explanation, you can file a complaint with the State Bar of California, which investigates complaints against attorneys and can take disciplinary action if necessary.

3. Consider seeking a second opinion from another attorney about your case and your current attorney's conduct.

Remember that while your attorney should keep you informed and provide you with copies of significant documents, they may also use their professional judgment to decide what information to share in the best interest of your case.
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Q. Manager and employee. Entered my unit w/o notice and said a bottle of urine, and a knife in or on floor. Now Evicted.
A: I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Based on the information you've provided, there are a few key points regarding your legal rights as a tenant in California:

1. Proper notice for entry: Under California Civil Code Section 1954, a landlord must provide reasonable written notice (usually 24 hours) before entering a rental unit, except in cases of emergency or when the tenant has abandoned the property.

2. Eviction process: For a legal eviction, the landlord must serve you with proper written notice. For alleged violations like the ones you mentioned, a 3-Day Notice to Perform Covenants or Quit is typically required. If you remedy the issue within three days, the landlord cannot proceed with the eviction.

3. Locks: Generally, landlords cannot require tenants to purchase locks from them. Tenants have the right to install their own locks, as long as they provide the landlord with a key upon request.

4. Disability protections: If your disability is a factor in the alleged lease violations, you may have additional protections under fair housing laws.

Given the situation, I recommend the following:

1. Document everything: Keep records of all correspondence with your landlord, and take photos of the unit's condition.

2. Seek legal assistance: Contact a local tenants' rights organization or legal aid clinic for advice specific to your case. They may be able to help you understand your rights and options.

3. File a complaint: If your landlord has violated state or local housing laws, you can file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or your local rent board.

Remember, this is general information and not legal advice. For the best outcome, consult with a qualified attorney who can evaluate your case in more detail.
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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.