Our goal is to make it look easy, even when it’s not.


— James

James A. Wawrzyniak, Jr.


James became a shareholder at Jones Hall in 2016 and has been practicing law since 2007.  Prior to joining Jones Hall, James represented corporate and non-profit clients in a variety of financing and other corporate transactions at law firms in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City.  He serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel in financings that include:

  • Lease revenue bonds
  • Mello-Roos special tax bonds
  • Certificates of participation
  • Utility revenue bonds, particularly water and waste water
  • General obligation bonds
  • Assessment bonds
  • Private placement leases and other financings

James represents cities, counties, school districts, water agencies, and other local government entities throughout California, as well as national and regional investment-banking firms. His practice focuses primarily on bond counsel and disclosure counsel work for cities and counties, with a particular expertise in land-secured financings such as Mello-Roos special tax bonds.

While not practicing law, James enjoys hiking, and engaging in other outdoor activities with his wife and daughter. He also takes advantage of the Bay Area’s close proximity to nearby Napa and Sonoma wine country.

Tel 415 391 5780 x 258

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Professional Associations:

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Bar Admission:

State Bar of California
State Bar of New York


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Georgetown University, B.A. Economics, summa cum laude, 2004