James E. Perero’s practice focuses on the needs of property owners, community associations, and businesses. Mr. Perero represents his clients through all phases of litigation, including trial and appeal. Mr. Perero’s work with community associations aims to improve and strengthen the quality of life for community association members through development and enforcement of effective governing documents.
Mr. Perero has broad experience litigating a wide range of matters, such as breach of contract (including CC&Rs), nuisance, negligence, wrongful termination, wage and hour class action, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, partition, personal injury, insurance coverage, unlawful detainer (eviction), fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.
In July 2021, Mr. Perero successfully defended at trial a claim for wrongful view obstruction based on an alleged violation of CC&Rs. In 2019, he persuaded the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal to reverse a $1 million summary judgment ruling.
In law school, Mr. Perero’s oral advocacy skills contributed to his team’s first-place finish at the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition in Gulfport, Florida. He spent his third year in and around the courts of the Central District, both as extern for federal magistrate judge Margaret M. Nagle, and as an extern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office–Criminal Division. Mr. Perero received his law degree from Southwestern Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Pomona College.