JAMES M. ROTH
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result
of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
After negotiating an allowance increase at the age of 6, Jim Roth’s family believed he was suited to become an attorney. Maintaining a daily paper route during 6th grade to save for college, he never missed a delivery come rain, sleet, or snow. As a teenager, his teachers routinely made him the Master of Ceremony for school presentations because of his quick wit and comfort with public speaking. Throughout his formative years, Jim was preparing to practice law.
An AV-rated attorney, Jim Roth has devoted his practice to corporate, real estate and business matters, including insurance law. As general counsel to diverse business entities nationwide, Jim is responsible for developing strategies to minimize risk, navigating complex transactions, and representing his clients’ interests in litigation. Jim has successfully tried numerous cases and argued before the California and federal courts of appeal.
Believing that helping others strengthens our community because many people find themselves in need at some point in their lives, Jim has assumed leadership positions on an assortment of foundations. He is a former Director for the Blue Sky Community Foundation, the Bernardo Town Center Property Owners’ Association, the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, the Rancho Bernardo Chamber of Commerce and its successor, the North San Diego Business Chamber, having Chaired the Board of both Chambers during his tenure. Jim is currently a Director and Governance Chair for the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. During 2006, Jim was elected to the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame and recognized as the Rotarian of the Year in Rotary District 5340.
Jim is a frequent presenter to trade organizations, professional organizations, businesses and insurance companies on a variety of legal topics. Jim also is responsible for drafting publications for distribution to trade organizations and clients. Seeking to help train the next generation of attorneys, he frequently volunteers as a judge for law students participating in trial practice competitions among the law schools in San Diego, and has also been engaged as an expert witness in various types of litigation matters.
BRIDGETTE A. WEBSTER
“The art of life is a constant
readjustment to our surroundings.”
Bridgette Webster attended three different schools, in three different states, before completing first grade. Constantly thrust into new environments from a young age, Bridgette learned the importance of flexibility and how to adapt to different settings. Not only did she develop a comfort and ease with unfamiliar people and environments, but she also acquired the skill of “reading” people. Through the frequent and diverse moves as a child, Bridgette discovered the importance of preserving her identity and values despite the ever-changing circumstances. These lessons realized at a young age continue to define Bridgette, both personally and professionally.
Bridgette is passionate about the practice of law and defense of her clients. Yet, she is not the kind of attorney who likes to argue for the sake of arguing, often using her skill of “reading” people and employing negotiation strategies to achieve efficient outcomes. She has a track record of obtaining successful results, from winning appeals to obtaining summary judgment to implementing innovative and early resolution of cases.
An AV-rated attorney, Bridgette’s experience litigating a wide variety of civil cases in state courts, federal courts, and appellate courts includes catastrophic personal injury, professional liability, copyright infringement, and products liability cases. Her greatest passion probably lies in defending medical and social work malpractice cases, including the defense of hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, and social work professionals.
Bridgette is actively involved in several legal professional organizations, including American Inns of Court, William B. Enright Chapter, San Diego Defense Lawyers and Lawyer’s Club. She enjoys promoting gender equality in the legal profession through Lawyer’s Club and sits on the Professional Advancement Committee. Her involvement in Lawyer’s Club and other professional organizations allows her to mentor newer attorneys with hopes of dissolving financial gender disparity for future generations of female attorneys.
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ADAM JAY JAFFE
"Practice does not make perfect.
Practice makes permanent.
Only the practice of perfection makes perfect."
Adam Jaffe received his first recognition for service in First Grade after he gave up his recesses to work with physically and mentally disabled students. Then, in Fifth Grade, Adam’s penchant for the legal system started to flourish: he won the National Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest, penning a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the members of the Continental Congress on the benefits of ratification of the Constitution. In college, Adam gave a keynote presentation to the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands on sustainable development of the islands’ fisheries. Coming from a family of physicians, it is no surprise that Adam is driven to helping people.
With a formal education in marine biology, business administration, and the law, Adam looks at problems from multiple points of view. He sees legal problems as a puzzle with a solution that has yet to be realized. Litigation is not always the first choice for Adam; rather, he knows it is a tool that he uses to achieves the client’s goals. After presenting potential solutions to a client’s legal issues and concerns, Adam partners with his clients to ensure that all objectives are met. Experienced in both state and federal court, having tried almost 50 cases to verdict and mediated and arbitrated approximately 12 more, Adam knows the legal system is nuanced and provides his clients with the advice that comes from experience.
An AV-rated attorney, Adam’s experience is in the realm of business formation and management, business litigation, admiralty and maritime law, and international law. He has acted as both in-house and outside counsel to privately held and publicly traded entities. If a contract is involved, Adam savors the process of reviewing, revising, and making it the best it can be for his clients. From the purchase and sale of a business asset to litigating the injuries that a vessel may have caused, Adam’s passion is to help his clients achieve their goals.
Adam is actively involved in both the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and Freemasonry. Both venerable institutions further Adam’s passion for helping the public in areas ranging from public safety to philanthropic endeavors. When he is not participating with these organizations, he is a regular Notes contributor to the Salvage Law Committee for the Maritime Law Association of the United States where he has attained the title of Proctor in Admiralty.