James A. McIntyre, Associate Justice

James A. McIntyre, Associate JusticeJustice McIntyre was elevated to the Court of Appeal in June of 1996, after serving three years as a Judge of the Superior Court, San Diego County in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions.

A civil trial attorney with the law firm of McInnis, Fitzgerald, Rees, Sharkey & McIntyre for 30 years, Justice McIntyre represented doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, automobile liability, legal and accounting malpractice, product liability, construction, general liability, real estate and fraud. He tried in excess of 100 civil jury trials.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Justice McIntyre served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, School of Law. He is a Master of the Enright Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and had an "A V" rating in Martindale-Hubbell. He was also listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" and "Who’s Who Among Practicing Attorneys."

Justice McIntyre graduated with an A.B. in Philosophy from Brown University in 1960 and received his J.D. from Stanford University Law School in 1963. He was admitted to the California Bar, California Federal District Courts and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1963.

Since his appointment to the Court of Appeal, Justice McIntyre has served on the Court Profiles Advisory Committee to the California Judicial Council (recommendations on new judgeships) (1997-99), the Judicial Council Task Force on Jury Instructions (1999-2001) and the appellate panel of justices selected to hear writ petitions in the trial courts on labor disputes between the Superior Courts and their employees (2001-present).

Justice McIntyre is married and the father of a son and three daughters. He has been active as a little league manager and soccer coach and has served on the boards of many community and educational organizations.

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