James J. Orland is of counsel to Righi Fitch Law Group. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross in 1989. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School 1992. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1992 and is a member in good standing. He was admitted to the Utah Bar in 2017 and is a member in good standing.
Mr. Orland’s primary areas of practice involve construction defect litigation, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, products liability, general negligence and business litigation matters. He has represented developers, general contractors, architects, engineers, various subcontractor trades and has successfully tried to verdict and litigated numerous complex claims across the State of California.
He has been a Conference Chair, Panel Member and Moderator at numerous national civil litigation and construction defect conferences including West Coast Casualty, The Council on Litigation Management (CLM) Annual, the VEADR conference, and the annual Perrin National Construction Defect Conference. The events have been attended by judges, attorneys, contractors and claims adjusters from Florida, California, South Carolina, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada. He regularly presents accredited seminars to clients on current events addressing construction defect, complex litigation strategies, and claims adjuster ethics.
Mr. Orland is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A)
He is also currently a member of Themis Advocates Group, The American Bar Associate, and The CLM. He is admitted to practice law in all California and Utah State and Federal Courts and the United States Claims court. He is also recognized as a Super Lawyer.