James P. Giacchetti


San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Mr. Giacchetti is a trial lawyer who practices civil litigation and criminal defense in state and federal courts.  He handles high-stakes actions in all phases of litigation and trial.  He has been recognized as a California Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Representative Cases

Mr. Giacchetti regularly represents clients involved in sensitive and complex commercial disputes, criminal and civil actions, and matters of public interest.  James has successfully represented individuals, community groups, and business entities through final disposition of matters in state and federal court.  James was an associate attorney at McManis Faulkner before he joined Berliner Cohen.


Mr. Giacchetti is a 2015 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law.  During law school, James competed in various moot court competitions and clerked for Justice Mary J. Greenwood while she served as a Judge for the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.  He was also a Bar Certified Law Clerk for the Santa Clara County Public Defender.  In 2011, James obtained his B.A. in Art History, Cum Laude, from Santa Clara University. 

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California


  • “Landlord/Tenant Law,” Stanford University Associated Students of Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2017.

Activities / Memberships

  • Asian Law Alliance Board of Directors
  • Deerfield Academy Bay Area Alumni Committee


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A., Art History, Santa Clara University


  • SCU Law Galloway Moot Court
  • SCU Law Honors Moot Court
  • SCU Law CALI Excellence Award