James Shea



James Shea is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Practice. Mr. Shea has over 17 years of experience litigating a wide range of environmental, construction defect, general liability, toxic tort, and habitability claims. His current practice focuses on litigation throughout California.

As part of his practice, Mr. Shea routinely defends individuals and entities in matters involving personal injury and property damage claims arising from a variety of sources, including environmental exposure or contamination, accidents, workplace exposure, product defects, and construction defects. Mr. Shea is also experienced in representing employers in Cal/OSHA investigations and appeals.

Mr. Shea has successfully defended cases at trial, resolved claims through mediation, and has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
  • Construction

Additional Experience



Northern District of California

Eastern District of California

United States District Courts


University of San Francisco School of Law

Juris Doctor, May 2005

California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts, English, May 1999