Jamin S. Soderstrom is a commercial litigator who concentrates his practice primarily on complex business disputes, intellectual property matters, and employment-related issues across a host of industries. Mr. Soderstrom has represented companies and individuals both as defense counsel and plaintiff’s counsel in matters where the amount at issue ranged from under $1 million to over $100 million. Mr. Soderstrom advises his clients with a singular goal of securing the best possible outcome in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and he has obtained positive results through trial, arbitration, mediation, pre-litigation settlement, and appeal.
Prior to joining Call & Jensen in May 2015, Mr. Soderstrom practiced corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2010 and complex commercial litigation at boutique law firm Reynolds Frizzell in Houston from 2012 to 2015. During this time, Mr. Soderstrom worked with clients in the banking, professional services, oil and gas, construction, medical billing, and real estate industries, among others. As a litigator, Mr. Soderstrom has brought and defended against claims ranging from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud to negligence, tortious interference, malpractice, and violations of statute. He has written and argued motions and examined expert and fact witnesses in both federal and state court, and has experience with bench and jury trials.
From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Soderstrom served as a federal law clerk to Judge Harold R. DeMoss, Jr., whose judicial chambers in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit were located in Houston, Texas. As a law clerk, Mr. Soderstrom worked extensively on numerous civil and criminal appeals arising out of federal courts throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Mr. Soderstrom graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2008. While at law school, Mr. Soderstrom worked for two years as head research assistant to then-Dean Kenneth W. Starr, served as a full-time judicial extern for Judge Alex Kozinski in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, competed in multiple moot court competitions, and was a published member of the Pepperdine Law Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Soderstrom received an MBA from Grand Canyon University in 2004 and a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Pepperdine University in 2002.
Mr. Soderstrom is licensed to practice in all state courts in California and Texas. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Central District of California and the Southern District of Texas.
MR. SODERSTROM’S REPRESENTATIVE LITIGATION EXPERIENCE
Represented plaintiff in three week federal bench trial where bankrupt company was claiming $50+ million in damages against investment bank for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, fraud, and gross negligence. Performed multi-hour direct examination of plaintiff’s accounting and solvency expert at trial.
Represented corporate defendants in state court lawsuit involving claims of fraudulent transfer, tortious interference, conversion, fraudulent inducement, and conspiracy. Plaintiffs claimed $600+ million in damages and sought broad injunctive relief.
Represented plaintiff-company against former chairman/CEO and his affiliates in both a state court lawsuit involving a $20+ million property lease/eviction dispute and an arbitration involving $10+ million breach of employment agreement, breach of non-competition agreement, and breach of fiduciary duty dispute.
Represented owners of a company in a state court lawsuit who sold their business to larger company but were never paid an earn-out payment that was supposed to be based on revenues generated after asset sale. Negotiated early settlement wherein clients were paid more than they had initially demanded and were also released from non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and indemnification obligations.
Represented a tax partner and his law firm in two state court lawsuits involving claims of malpractice, fraud, misrepresentation, and breach of contract.
Represented a law firm and its 5,000+ individual clients as litigation counsel against various settlement trusts in potential lawsuit involving claims of breach of trust and fiduciary duty. Negotiated settlement without filing litigation.
Represented local residents in three-week jury trial in state court with claims of private nuisance against builders of a controversial high rise construction project in local residential neighborhood.