20th Anniversary SAC Attorneys
Elite Lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction
Avvo Rating 10.0
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Association of American Trial Lawyers
Elite Lawyers Business James Cai 2017
Best Litigation Attorneys in San Jose
Expertise - Best Employment Lawyers in Santa Clara 2021
Expertise - Best Employment Lawyers in Santa Clara 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long have you been in business?

In September 2002 (and later formally incorporated in March 2003), we established this law practice in San Jose, California, and first handedly experienced the exciting evolution of the Silicon Valley from a legal perspective.

2. What differentiate your firm with others?

We don’t work from home. It may interfere with our full attention on tasks that our clients entrust us with. We dedicate personalized attention to each matter that we take on, whether a transactional or litigation matter. Because we have substantial experience in the areas of law we practice, we work efficiently and effectively, which preserves clients’ valuable resources without compromising our commitment to zealously represent clients’ best interest. As a boutique firm with a low overturn rate and tightknit community, we can ensure continuity from attorneys who handle your matter, from beginning to end.

3. Do you handle cases outside San Francisco Bay Area?

Yes. We often handle cases in Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange Counties). Beyond that, we have handled matters involving domestic and international jurisdictions, including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Japan, European Union, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. We collaborate with local counsels around the world to successfully serve our clients beyond the Silicon Valley.

4. Do you charge fees on a pure contingency basis?

No. It is our firm policy not to charge fees on pure contingency basis. Occasionally, where appropriate, we may formulate a mixed fee structure including both hourly fees plus a percentage of contingency based on the recovery we may achieve for our client, through trial or settlement.

5. Do you offer payment plans for clients?

Yes, we often work together with clients to create a payment plan on a case-by-case basis. We always try to accommodate each client’s unique financial situations to the best of our ability.

6. Do you charge for time worked by paralegals?

No. We only charge clients for the time that licensed attorneys spend working on their cases.

7. Do you charge copying fees?

No, unless the case requires an extraordinary amount of document production, such as thousands of pages.

8. Do you offer free consultation?

Yes, we offer initial phone/Zoom consultations as a complimentary service.

9. Do you carry malpractice insurance?

Yes. Although not required by law, we always carry malpractice insurance so our clients can have peace of mind knowing they will receive skilled expertise.

10. Can I reach your firm during after-hours, weekends and holidays?

Yes, we have 24 hour answering services. We will try our best to return your inquiry within one (1) hour during business hours, and within 24 hours during after-hours, weekends, and holidays. Current and prospective clients are also welcome to contact us via email (info@sacattorneys.com) or the inquiry form on our website: www.sacattorneys.com.

Client Reviews
Mr. Cai Is a Diligent Attorney. My sister and I were defendants in a civil litigation case. We hired James Cai and his law firm, SAC Attorneys LLP. Mr. Cai is a diligent attorney and responded to our questions in a timely fashion. He and his staff were very helpful in keeping us informed of the proceedings of the case and in explaining each step. Mr. Cai is also very conscientious of fees and costs, and avoided unnecessary charges. The results of the Summary Adjudication sided with us. The Court Trial resulted in the “Final Statement of Decision” and “Judgment after Court Trial” overwhelmingly siding with us. Cynthia F.
I Am Truly Impressed. After spending a significant amount of time, money and efforts with my previous counsel at a larger law firm without getting meaningful results, I transferred my employment matter to SAC Attorneys LLP. The attorneys there were able to understand the complex situations of my case and put together an aggressive litigation strategy. We were able to file a compelling complaint within a week and forced the opposing party, which was represented by one of the largest law firms in California, to make a substantial settlement offer shortly thereafter. I am truly impressed by the no nonsense and results oriented approach by SAC Attorneys LLP attorneys. A job well done! X. Gao
They Took Time to Understand Our Technology. I am the founder of a bioinformatics start-up in the Silicon Valley and chose SAC Attorneys LLP as our corporate counsels. Their attorneys have great experience with high tech start-ups and were able to offer a highly competitive service plan while not sacrificing a bit of their quality of services. They took time to understand our technology and provided value added services by introducing investors and job candidates to us. We regard our attorneys at SAC Attorneys LLP not only as our legal advisors but also our venture partners. Dr. Pete S.