James C. Krause (1950-2012)
Mr. Krause was admitted to the California Bar in 1975. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Haverford College in 1972 and his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1975.
Mr. Krause’s major class action cases, in which he was a lead or co-lead counsel for the class, have a total value of over $177 million in settlements.
Mr. Krause clerked for the Hon. James M. Carter (deceased) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1975 to 1976. In 1976 Mr. Krause joined the law firm of Sullivan, Jones & Archer, becoming a partner in 1980. In 1981, Mr. Krause became a founding member of Reniche & Krause, and in 1991, he founded the Law Office of James C. Krause. Throughout Mr. Krause’s career he specialized in complex commercial litigation. In May 2000, Mr. Krause was awarded Honorary Membership in The San Diego Chapter of Order of the Coif.
Mr. Krause was also an active member of the legal community by acting as a former Associate Editor of Litigation, a publication of the litigation Section of the American Bar Association; an Arbitrator, for the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers; and as Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court.
Mr. Krause was active in the academic legal community as a panelist on Financial Derivatives, University of San Diego School of Law (Nov. 2000). He was an Adjunct Law Professor at both the University of San Diego and California Western Schools of Law teaching the Securities Regulation course, and authored numerous scholarly writings on securities law including: Securities Litigation, The Unsolved Problem of Predispute Arbitration Agreements for Pendant Claims, 29 DePaul L. Rev. 696 (1980); Two Perspectives on the Securities Law, San Diego County Bar Association, Dicta, Vol. XXIX, No. 3 (Mar. 1982); and What Should General Practitioners Know About The Securities Acts, San Diego County Bar Association, Dicta, Vol. XXVIII No. 10 (Oct. 1981). In 1993 Mr. Krause participated in a panel on Developments in the Securities Laws (Lorman Educational Seminars) and Securities Arbitrators Training (American Arbitration Association).
In 2005, the University of San Diego School of Law awarded Mr. Krause its Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Krause was a member of the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Association of Consumer Attorneys, and the National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys.