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James P. Cashman

James P. Cashman

Managing Partner

San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Mr. Cashman represents a wide variety of families and individuals in estate planning matters, including wills, living trusts, insurance trusts, complex trusts, educational trusts, charitable trusts, family partnerships, foundations and probate and estate administration matters. From 2008 through 2016, Mr. Cashman was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Estate Planning and Probate.


  • Born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Married with two children
  • Interests include swimming, cycling, triathlon, cooking, architecture, gardening and singing

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California


Mr. Cashman is a frequent lecturer in the area of estate planning. Some of his most recent speeches have been to:

  • Employees of Lockheed
  • Employees of GTE
  • Employees of Core Technologies
  • Clients of Merrill Lynch & Company
  • Clients of Charles Schwab
  • Clients of Smith Barney
  • Clients of Money Concepts International
  • Clients of Hospice of the Valley
  • Members of the San Jose Real Estate Board
  • Members of the Tri County Apartment Owners Association
  • Board of Directors of Montalvo Arts Association
  • Board of Directors of Opera San Jose

In addition to lectures on estate planning, Mr. Cashman has given presentations on "Taxation in Divorce" and "Charitable Planning."

Articles / Publications

Mr. Cashman has written numerous articles on a wide range of estate planning topics, most notable are the numerous articles written for the Berliner Cohen newsletter and the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Activities / Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member, Taxation, Probate and Estate Planning Sections
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Board of Directors, 2007 - present
  • Hospice of the Valley, Board of Directors, 1995-2001, Chair, 2000; Planned Giving Advisory Board, 2000 - present
  • Montalvo Arts Center, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2006
  • Red Cross, Santa Clara Chapter, Planned Giving Advisory Board, 2001 - 2006


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1984
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J. D., 1983
  • University of Illinois, B.A., Finance and Political Science, Atius, Sachemy, Shorter Board, Senior 100 Club, 1980