Jamie has an in-depth understanding of litigation, and leverages her knowledge and a no-nonsense attitude to achieve successful results. She works hard to understand her clients’ business objectives, and to ensure that a careful legal strategy is aligned with core business goals. Her approach embraces non-litigation alternatives whenever possible, as she recognizes that avoiding litigation may be in everyone’s best interest. Nonetheless, when litigation proves necessary, she is a fierce, unrelenting advocate for her clients.
Jamie represents business owners and individuals in all areas of real estate disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, insurance coverage, partnership disputes, and breach of fiduciary duty. She specializes in complex business disputes, and thrives when the situation at hand lacks precedent, requiring an out-of-the-box approach and entrepreneurial attitude. Her experience also includes serving both creditors and debtors in the bankruptcy process, guiding them through the complicated statutory framework of bankruptcy to a favorable disposition.
“As a litigator, my focus is primarily on conflict avoidance. But when avoidance is no longer a viable strategy, my aim is to zealously advocate a winning resolution.”
Prior to joining CGS3, Jamie practiced at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP. She also served as judicial law clerk to The Honorable William C. Hillman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston.
Outside of the law, Jamie is engaged in the local community and serves on the boards of Home Start, which aims to strengthen families and prevent child abuse, and the Veterans Research Alliance, which raises money to fund innovative medical research for veterans. Both causes are close to her heart.
Professional & Community Involvement
- Veterans Research Alliance, Vice President
- Home Start, Board of Directors
- Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders, San Diego Chapter Member
- NAIOP Developing Leaders, San Diego Chapter Member
- “40 Under 40,” The Daily Transcript (2017)
- “Volunteer of the Month,” San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (April 2016)
- Best Brief Award & Oral Advocacy Semifinalist, Duberstein National Moot Court Competition (2011)
- American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence Recipient (2011)
Jamie Altman, Comment, A Test Case in International Bankruptcy Protocols: The Lehman Brothers Insolvency, 12 San Diego Int’l L.J. (2011), reprinted in West Annual Review of Int’l Insolvency 2011.