James R. Felton

Attorney

Phone (818) 382-6200 Ext. 125
Email jfelton@gblawllp.com
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Professional Experience

James R. Felton is Managing Partner of G&B Law LLP. Mr. Felton practices in the areas of business, bankruptcy, and commercial and real estate litigation. He routinely handles business dissolution matters, shareholder, partner and guarantor disputes, breach of contract matters, asset recovery issues, and collections related to structured settlement payments. Mr. Felton is also experienced in healthcare, administrative law, and appellate matters.

  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1988
  • B.A., magna cum laude with high honors, Brandeis University, 1985
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Joan Dempsey Klein, Presiding Justice, Second Appellate District, Third Division
  • Extern, Honorable Stephen V. Wilson, United States District Court Judge
  • State of California
  • State of Arizona
  • United States District Court
  • Central and Southern Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2012 Attorney Boss of the Year, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • 2009 – 2022 Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011 Attorney Trusted Advisor Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • 2007 Top 25 Lawyers in the Valley, San Fernando Business Journal

San Fernando Valley Bar Association

  • 2003-2004: President
  • 1999-2003: Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board Member
  • 2004-2005: Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2002-2003: Co-Chair, Bylaws Committee
  • 2002-2003: Co-Chair, 75th Anniversary Committee
  • 2000-2001: Co-Chair, Programs Committee
  • 1999-2000: Co-Chair, Business Law and Real Property Section

Valley Community Legal Foundation

  • 1999-2010: Board Member
  • 2011-2013: Board Member

Civic Activities

  • 1995-present: Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court
  • 2000-2006: Judge Pro Tempore, Los Angeles Superior Court, Newhall Division, Santa Clarita
  • 2003-2006: Judge Pro Tempore, Los Angeles Superior Court, Northwest Division, 2003
  • 1994-2003: Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court

Jewish Federation

  • 2017-2022: El Cab/Jewish Federation Golf Chair
  • 2004-2015: Board Member – Valley Alliance
  • 2011-2013: Co-Chair Campaign (Fundraising) – Valley Alliance
  • 2008-2010: Chair – Major Gifts – Valley Alliance
  • 2007: Chair – Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation, Valley Alliance
  • 2007: Vice-Chair: Major Gifts – Valley Alliance
  • 2007-2008: Vice-Chair: Major Gifts Dinner – Valley Alliance
  • 2008-2009: Chair – Major Gifts Dinner – Valley Alliance
  • 2003- 2014: Executive Committee and Board of the Valley Alliance.
  • 2003-2007: Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and the Young Leadership Division of the JFC
  • 2002-2008: Member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation.
  • 2003: Jules Ratner Leadership Award for outstanding leadership on behalf of the Jewish Federation.
  • 2002-2003: Co-Chair, Leadership Development Division, Valley Alliance
  • 2001-2002: Chair, Business District Outreach, Valley Alliance

Temple Beth Haverim

  • 2006-2012: Executive Vice-President: Temple Beth Haverim, Agoura Hills, CA
  • 2004-2012: Board Member: Temple Beth Haverim, Agoura Hills, CA

Brandeis University

  • 2021-2022: Southern California Alumni President
  • 2017-2022: Member – Brandeis University National Alumni Board of Directors
  • 2014-2015: Chair – 30th Reunion Committee
  • 1999-2001: Vice-President, Brandeis University National Alumni Board Directors
  • 1994-2001: Member, Brandeis University National Alumni Board of Directors
  • 1994-2001: President, Southern California Chapter of Brandeis University Alumni Association
  • 1998: Chair, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Brandeis University, 1998
  • 1995: Co-Gift Chair, Brandeis University 10th Anniversary Reunion
  • 1995: Western Regional Director of Alumni Giving, Southern California
  • 1995: Alumni Leadership Award, 1995
  • 1991-1995: Alumni Annual Fund Leadership Cabinet
  • 1994-present: Class Correspondent, Class of 1985
  • 1994-present: Alumni Admissions Council

Israel Elwyn

  • 2014-2022: Board Member – non-profit organization in Israel providing residential and employment opportunities for children and young adults with special needs.
  • Child Support Claims in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, November 2010
  • How to Judge a Good Lawyer, November 2010
  • J. G. Wentworth Publication Interviews Jim Felton, August 2010
  • A Look at Preference Actions in a Recession, Aspatore Special Report: Bankruptcy Litigation Trends in California, June 2010
  • The Threat of the ‘B’ Word,Valley Lawyer,April 2009
  • Hammering Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 21, 2007
  • See the Light: Business Websites Must be Accessible to the Blind,Valley Lawyer,December 2006
  • How to Prepare Your Firm for an Economic Slowdown, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, October 9, 2006