James Lawrence Schmerbauch

Anaheim, California

James L. Schmerbauch is an attorney in JML’s Workers’ Compensation Department.

James “Jim” Schmerbauch is the Lead Attorney of JML Law’s Workers’ Compensation Group. Jim is primarily based at the Anaheim office of JML Law and has practiced law in California for the last 33 years. He has practiced exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation for over 17 years, first on behalf of insurance companies defending workers’ injury claims and for the last 8 years exclusively as advocate for injured workers and litigating their injury claims at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards in California.

As an advocate for injured workers during the last 8 years, Jim has obtained Awards and Settlements of over 20 million dollars for the injured workers he has represented. A great number of these awards and settlements included additional benefits provided and paid to clients during and after the litigation of their claims, which include retraining via Supplemental Job Displacement benefit, temporary disability and medical care for their injuries.

Outside of work Jim enjoys spending time with his immediate family which include his wife, daughter and two grandchildren. Jim is also a reasonably accomplished musician and artist. Currently he plays every weekend for church services and for occasional parties, clubs and restaurants.

  • California State Bar
  • Western State University College of Law, Class of 1985
    Juris Doctor
  • California State University, Long Beach, Bachelors Degree 1975 Masters Degree 1979
    Majors/Minors: Fine Arts