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James "Jim" Achermann

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury


Mr. Achermann's is a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist and his practice is focused on Workers' Compensation case work and litigation. Since his admission to the California State Bar, Mr. Achermann has represented injured workers both within the workers' compensation system as well as employees in both public and private sector labor unions, providing advice and advocacy in arbitration, administrative proceedings, and litigation. In addition, Mr. Achermann has represented employees and workers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases throughout the state of California.

Mr. Achermann is currently on the Board of Directors for the California Applicants Association as well as on the Amicus Committee. He has argued as an Amicus counsel in appellate courts throughout the state of California. Mr. Achermann lectures and speaks on workers compensation topics through out the state providing continuing education to other practitioners.

Jim is a graduate of The University of California at Davis (B.A. 2004) where he majored in both Political Science and History. Mr. Achermann obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2008.

In his spare time Mr. Achermann enjoys coaching his son's baseball team and spending time with his family.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 2008
    • Honors: Co-founder/President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association
  • University of California - Davis
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • California

Articles & Publications

Mr. Achermann is the author of Small Gifts and Big Trouble Clarifying the Taft-Hartley Act (University of San Francisco Law Review 2009 Vol. 44), and had provided content and webinars for the California Bar Association on the application of the NLRA in non union settings.


  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2016 -2019
  • Applicant Attorney of the Year 2022 - California Applicants Attorney Association San Francisco Chapter