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James E. Perero


Location: Ventura
Named a Top Rated General Litigation Attorney by Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018

Professional Experience

James E. Perero’s practice focuses primarily on the needs of businesses, property owners, and community associations. Mr. Perero represents small businesses and their owners through all phases of the litigation process, from pre-lawsuit filing through trial and final judgment. In addition, he helps small business owners with sales transactions, employment concerns, and disputes with co-owners. 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, and, when necessary, through litigation. 

Mr. Perero has experience litigating matters involving breach of contract (including CC&Rs), negligence, wrongful termination, wage and hour, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, partition, personal injury, unlawful detainer (eviction), fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty. 

He is member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the Central District and Eastern District of California.


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, where Mr. Perero was honored as fourth-best oralist overall. As a law student, Mr. Perero also received awards for excellence in legal writing and international law. 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.


Mr. Perero lives in Ventura with his wife and two young children.


Mr. Perero was the 2016 Board Chair of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president of Project Understanding, and currently serves as general counsel for the organization.  He also is active in the Channel Islands Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”), and serves as one of its two delegates to the statewide California Legislative Action Committee.

Honors & Awards

In 2015, Mr. Perero received CAI’s William S. Dunleavy, Esq. Award for an article he wrote about legislative advocacy. In 2014, Mr. Perero was honored as “Board Member of the Year” for Project Understanding. In 2011, Mr. Perero was included in the Pacific Coast Business Times “Who’s Who in Professional Services” list.  Mr. Perero was selected to "Rising Stars" in the 2017 and the 2018 Super Lawyers list. He was named a Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Ventura, CA.