The Honorable James L. Crandall

Orange County Superior Court, Department C33

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Biography

The Hon. James L. Crandall is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. He was appointed by former governor Jerry Brown on November 21, 2012, filling a vacancy created by the passing of Judge James Patrick Marion.

Crandall earned a B.A. in economics from San Jose State University. He then completed a J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Crandall began his legal career in 1958. He worked as an associate at Spray, Gould and Bowers, eventually becoming a partner. Then, in 1976, he became a senior partner at Crandall, Wade and Lowe, where he defended insurance companies in excess liability and bad faith claims.

Crandall received national attention in September 2018 after ruling that the State of California’s sanctuary immigration law infringed on Huntington Beach’s local control as a charter city.

Crandall was a resident of San Juan Capistrano, California at the time of his appointment.

He is registered to vote as a Republican.

Recent Rulings by Hon. James L. Crandall

  • TSAI V. SANO

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion by Plaintiff Julia Tsai for an Order to Compel Defendant Progressive California Oil and Gas Income Fund, LP’s Further Responses to Demand for Production of Documents, Set No. One: Off calendar. Case dismissed by the stipulation of the parties. Future Hearings: None

    ...

  • PEARHEAD, INC. V. LUH

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Order to Show Cause re: Preliminary Injunction: Evidentiary Objections: Defendants filed 20 evidentiary objections to the declarations filed with plaintiffs reply brief. The court will allow the defendants an opportunity to respond to these declarations on the merits. Accordingly, the court continues this ...

  • BORUNDA V. FAY SERVICING LLC

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Order to Show Cause re: Preliminary Injunction: Continued to 11/21/19 by the stipulation of the parties and by the order of the court. Future Hearings: None

    ...

  • SEQUOIA INSURANCE COMPANY V. SIROUS & SONS RUG GALLERY, INC.

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    1. Motion for New Trial by Defendants Sam Maralan and Sirous & Sons Rug Gallery, Inc.: Off calendar. 2. Application of Defendants Sam Maralan and Sirous & Sons Rug Gallery, Inc. for Order to Set Bond on Appeal: Off calendar. Future Hearings: None

    ...

  • SALAZAR V. BOUCHOT SOTO

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion by Plaintiff Genner A. Salazar for an Order to Extend Leave to Amend Plaintiff’s Third Amended Complaint: Plaintiff Genner A. Salazar requests a 60-day extension of time on the court’s July 18, 2019 order permitting plaintiff 30 days to file a Petition in the family court and/or a Third Amended Comp...

  • REID V. CATULLO

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion of John M. Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP to Be Relieved as Counsel for Defendant Daniel E. Catullo III: Attorney John M. Pierce and the law firm of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht, LLP (collectively “Counsel”) bring a motion to withdraw as counsel of record for defendants. ...

  • STRUBLE V. DANG

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    1. Motion of Defendant John Ellis, M.D. for an Order to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One, From Plaintiff David Struble, and Request for Monetary Sanctions: 2. Motion of Defendant John Ellis, M.D. for an Order to Compel Responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, From Plaintiff David Str...

  • WAGNER V. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SPECIALISTS-CALIFORNIA, INC.

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Demurrer of Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Kirsten Wagner and Cross-Defendant Kultured Medicine Corp. to Defendant Physician Assistant Specialists-California, Inc.’s Cross-Complaint: The unopposed demurrer filed by plaintiff and cross-defendant Kirstin Wagner to the cross-complaint of defendant Physician Assist...

  • RAINES V. CASTANEDA

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    1. Motion by Defendants Gabriel Luna and Jesus A Luna Castaneda for an Order to Compel Special Interrogatories (Set 1) From Plaintiff Luis E. Alvarez and Request for Sanctions and For $1,180 in Sanctions Against Plaintiff and Counsel: Defendants have shown that the set of special interrogatories were serve...

  • MAYHEW PLAZA WOODLAND HILLS II, LLC V. HEMET WEST L.P.

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion by Defendant Warren H. Kelsey for Judgment on Undertaking Against Judgment Debtors Mayhew Plaza and Crossroads Hemet and Their Sureties: The motion is brought under Code of Civil Procedure §996.440, which states as follows: (a) If a bond is given in an action or proceeding, the liability on the bond...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. James L. Crandall

  • TSAI V. SANO

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion by Plaintiff Julia Tsai for an Order to Compel Defendant Progressive California Oil and Gas Income Fund, LP’s Further Responses to Demand for Production of Documents, Set No. One: Off calendar. Case dismissed by the stipulation of the parties. Future Hearings: None

    ...

  • PEARHEAD, INC. V. LUH

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Order to Show Cause re: Preliminary Injunction: Evidentiary Objections: Defendants filed 20 evidentiary objections to the declarations filed with plaintiffs reply brief. The court will allow the defendants an opportunity to respond to these declarations on the merits. Accordingly, the court continues this ...

  • BORUNDA V. FAY SERVICING LLC

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Order to Show Cause re: Preliminary Injunction: Continued to 11/21/19 by the stipulation of the parties and by the order of the court. Future Hearings: None

    ...

  • SEQUOIA INSURANCE COMPANY V. SIROUS & SONS RUG GALLERY, INC.

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    1. Motion for New Trial by Defendants Sam Maralan and Sirous & Sons Rug Gallery, Inc.: Off calendar. 2. Application of Defendants Sam Maralan and Sirous & Sons Rug Gallery, Inc. for Order to Set Bond on Appeal: Off calendar. Future Hearings: None

    ...

  • SALAZAR V. BOUCHOT SOTO

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion by Plaintiff Genner A. Salazar for an Order to Extend Leave to Amend Plaintiff’s Third Amended Complaint: Plaintiff Genner A. Salazar requests a 60-day extension of time on the court’s July 18, 2019 order permitting plaintiff 30 days to file a Petition in the family court and/or a Third Amended Comp...

  • REID V. CATULLO

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion of John M. Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP to Be Relieved as Counsel for Defendant Daniel E. Catullo III: Attorney John M. Pierce and the law firm of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht, LLP (collectively “Counsel”) bring a motion to withdraw as counsel of record for defendants. ...

  • STRUBLE V. DANG

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    1. Motion of Defendant John Ellis, M.D. for an Order to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One, From Plaintiff David Struble, and Request for Monetary Sanctions: 2. Motion of Defendant John Ellis, M.D. for an Order to Compel Responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, From Plaintiff David Str...

  • WAGNER V. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SPECIALISTS-CALIFORNIA, INC.

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Demurrer of Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Kirsten Wagner and Cross-Defendant Kultured Medicine Corp. to Defendant Physician Assistant Specialists-California, Inc.’s Cross-Complaint: The unopposed demurrer filed by plaintiff and cross-defendant Kirstin Wagner to the cross-complaint of defendant Physician Assist...

  • RAINES V. CASTANEDA

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    1. Motion by Defendants Gabriel Luna and Jesus A Luna Castaneda for an Order to Compel Special Interrogatories (Set 1) From Plaintiff Luis E. Alvarez and Request for Sanctions and For $1,180 in Sanctions Against Plaintiff and Counsel: Defendants have shown that the set of special interrogatories were serve...

  • MAYHEW PLAZA WOODLAND HILLS II, LLC V. HEMET WEST L.P.

    Nov 7, 2019 |  Judge James L. Crandall |  Orange County, CA

    Motion by Defendant Warren H. Kelsey for Judgment on Undertaking Against Judgment Debtors Mayhew Plaza and Crossroads Hemet and Their Sureties: The motion is brought under Code of Civil Procedure §996.440, which states as follows: (a) If a bond is given in an action or proceeding, the liability on the bond...

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